Lily, a chicken who lives with her owners in Cwmbran, South Wales, needed several operations after her leg got snagged in a barbed wire fence.
“Our vet said he could try to save her leg and we gave the go-ahead whatever the cost,” says owner of Lily the chicken.
Lily’s owners, Sam and Vicky Mills, took out a bank loan and paid a hefty Â£2,000 on medical bills. However, even then her medical bills were not over, as Lily was diagnosed with depression.
But 24-year-old owner, Vicky Mills, who loves the chicken, says it was worth it. “”She is a happy hen again and laying eggs regularly for us. She is quite happy to hop around on one legâ€¦ And apart from the occasional fall, and having to take extra care when she wants to cross a road, she is back to her chirpy self.”