Legless chicken becomes ambassador for Heartland Farm Sanctuary

A special chicken is living out the rest of her life at the Heartland Farm Sanctuary.

The chicken, whose name is “Tuesday,” was born with a slipped tendon, which makes it difficult for her to walk. Her original owners were going to euthanize her when a family from Green Bay adopted her, but she was not getting along with other hens. She eventually came to the Heartland Farm Sancutary in Verona.

They have built a wheelchair for her, and she is now an ambassador for the sanctuary.

“She’s this role model for a chicken that is differently-abled but receives absolute love, care and attention and is able to thrive even though she may not look like everyone else. So it’s a lesson in compassion and it is a lesson in resilience,” said Heartland Farm Sanctuary executive director Jen Korz.

The sanctuary also participated in Giving Tuesday, as their board of directors took part in a match challenge, where they matched up to $10,000 for the sanctuary.

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