Can you possibly give a chicken a prosthetic leg?  Yes, according to the Tufts University's Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine

It's happening in Clinton Mass. apparently.  A woman who is an expert in rehabilitation of chickens is paying $2500 of her own hard earned cash to have this procedure done.

According to an article in the Times Union, the hen I guess was born with a deformity in it's leg and can't walk on it at all. The doesn't want the poor bird to become McNuggets quite yet.  They are planning to actually print a new leg on a 3D printer and after amputating the bad leg, installing the new one!

This might not be the first time something like this has been done.  Here's another example, this time with a duck.

I know - I hear some of you saying to yourself - "It's a freeking chicken!" $2500?  Hey, Mr. or Mrs. Judgee Mc Judgerson - it's not for you to comment on.  I think it's a very nice thing. (I wonder if she starts crying every time she she's the Colonel Sanders logo?)

Seriously, props to this lady for caring so much.  I'll never look at McNuggets the same way again.