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This Chicken Can Cross The Road Thanks To A Cleverly Designed Wheelchair

Tuesday the chicken has narrowly escaped death thanks to a caring and creative animal sanctuary.

The unlucky clucker was born with a slipped tendon which makes it difficult for her to walk.

The cleverly designed chicken wheelchair. Photo: Hearland Farm Sanctuary

Her original owners were going to euthanize her but a family from Green Bay adopted her.

Unfortunately, Tuesday wasn't getting along with their other hens so she was taken to the Heartland Farm Sanctuary in Wisconsin. There they built a special wheelchair for her and promoted her to ambassador for the sanctuary.

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Director of Heartland Farm Sanctuary, Jen Korz, said Tuesday is excelling in her new role and new wheels.

"She's this role model for a chicken that is differently-abled but receives absolute love, care and attention," she told CBS News.

"[Tuesday] 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."

The Heartland Farm Sanctuary is participating in Giving Tuesday a global movement encouraging generosity. Its board of directors is participating in a match challenge -- they are matching up to $10,000 for the sanctuary.