The controversial post racked up thousands of retweets and polarised views.
Some Twitter users defended the mother's actions, with one saying: "If you get mad about this maybe consider going vegetarian because the animals you eat every day deserved it much less than a violent rooster."
Another tweet read "considering that little girl could've lost her eye, I'd be cooking it alive."
Meanwhile, the act simply didn't sit right with others.
"Giant breaks into your house and starts messing up everything and then you get put down and eaten for defending yourself," one wrote. "I've seen how kids treat animals and there's no way the rooster’s attack wasn’t justified."
A second tweeted: "I know people eat chickens all the time, but killing it specifically because it attacked your child doesn’t sit right with me when children are known to antagonize animals."
"'Finally happened,'" one highlighted, adding: "So they knew it was aggressive and instead of dealing with it early on and/or taking more precautions to keep the kid away from the chicken they allowed something to happen that could’ve been avoided and killed the animal instead of simply isolating it."
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