A farmer in China said one of his chickens escaped being slaughtered when he discovered the bird was born with an extra set of legs and feet.

Li Guanglin, 67, a chicken farmer in Hefei area, said he was preparing to slaughter the hen last month when he discovered it had four legs and four feet.

The chicken, born last August, walks on two legs while the others are folded near its bottom.

The farmer said he is keeping the chicken in its own separate living quarters to prevent it from being bullied by the other chickens.

Li said he has been offered more than $100 for the chicken, but he decided to keep the unusual animal and have it continue to produce eggs, which he believes could prove especially valuable.