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    Man was raised by chickens

    Social workers in Fiji are trying to rehabilitate a 32-year-old man they say was raised by chickens.

    The man was locked in a chicken coop as a child for years by his grandfather after his parents died, reports NBC.

    He had little contact with humans and picked up the habits of the birds. After escaping from the coop, the man was taken to a local hospital.

    No one knew how to treat him, so hospital workers locked him in a room and tied him to his bed for more than 20 years.

    Now, doctors are trying to treat the man. They say he has no mental defects and agree his condition is from years of abuse and neglect.

    "He had imitated or imprinted with the chicken," said Elizabeth Clayton who is rehabilitating the man.

    "He was perching, he was picking at his food, he was hopping around like a chicken.

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    pretty bizarre cass, though we do mimic many of our parents mannerisms!
    thankfully he's finally getting help!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lex
    pretty bizarre cass, though we do mimic many of our parents mannerisms!
    thankfully he's finally getting help!
    Yes we do.. have you met the Yakwoman?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Casshew
    Yes we do.. have you met the Yakwoman?

    yes, i was afraid to ask.

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    cases

    These types of cases are pretty sad. More so on this one that hospital workers would tie the man to his bed, instead of trying to rehabilitate him!

    I've read of several cases of children abandoned to live with animals for long periods of time. Unfortunately, brain structures fail to mature and this severely limits how much they will develop later, if brought back into society. Its not like they can learn language, get friends, move into a job, etc. At best they are similar to autistics, who can't seem to interact with others very well.
    This is my opinion, and change is good.