We often hear that parents are not those who give birth, but those who raise their children, giving their time, patience, and love. And who said that an adoptive parent is supposed to be from the same species? Nature never ceases to amaze us and the proof has recently been spotted in Iraq.
Kurdish farmer and soldier Goran A Surchi encountered something he wasn’t expecting in his chicken coop and got it on video. After their mother’s passing, three orphaned kitties needed shelter, warmth, and care, and this kind chicken took them under her feathers like her own. Quite literally.
A farmer heard meows coming from the chicken coop and thought the chickens could be in danger.He then realized the meows were surprisingly coming from under the chicken.
When he lifted the hen, he spotted three tiny kittens instead of baby chicks.
“For some time now, I was hearing meows coming from our chicken coop and I was curious to know what was going on, as our chickens could be in danger.
When I realized that the meows were coming from under the chicken, I decided to record it so as not to miss this unique moment and to my surprise, there were three beautiful kittens there,” Surchi told us about his cute encounter.
A protective chicken named Lee took the kittens under her warm feathers after their mom passed away.“Later we came to find the lifeless mother of the kittens. Unfortunately, she drowned in a lake near the farm.”
“Amazing how our chicken seemed to know the story, thus resolving to take care of the kittens”.Surchi shared the adorable video on TikTok and it quickly went viral with 298.6k views.