Meet Cicely “The Miracle Chicken”

“Hi! I’m Cicely, and this is my story.”


What do you get when you cross a water jug (thank you Market Basket!) with…

some “duck” (or chicken) tape

You get…

A training leg for Sweet Cicely!

The beginning of my story!

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    • I am recovering at Tufts!
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    • Here I am with my friends at the hospital. They were very good to me and I think my enchanting personality is having some effects….

      People brought me watermelon. 2

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    • Go ahead – read some more!

“Miracle Chicken” News

Disabled chicken to get prosthetic leg at Tufts

CLINTON – Some folks looking at a disabled young chicken might think: General Tso.
Andrea Martin figured out a way to get the hen fitted with a prosthetic leg.
A poultry behaviorist who specializes in chicken rehabilitation and rescue, Ms. Martin who lives with her flock on Berlin Street, said she got the 3-month-old bird, named Cecily, from owners who didn’t realize she had been hatched with a damaged tendon on the right leg…read more!

Cecily the Chicken gets a prosthetic leg

Cecily, a local chicken amputee, underwent the first phase of her surgery to make a 3D printed prosthetic leg earlier this week.

Cecily was born with a torn tendon in her right leg that made walking extremely difficult. When the hen’s owner brought her in to an animal specialist they were given two options: put Cecily down, or pay for the prosthetic leg…read more!

Disabled Chicken Recovering in Preparation for Prosthesis

GRAFTON, Mass. (August 6, 2015) — Clinicians at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University report that Cicely, a five month old chicken, is in stable condition after undergoing surgery on the morning of Wednesday, August 5, to partially amputate a bone which was causing Cicely’s right leg to bend in the wrong direction… read more

See The Procedure That Helped Save Cicely

See 70+ photos of the Miracle procedure at Cummings School which game Cicely “a leg to stand on”… See The Gallery