A hen was seen brooding four “kids,” but its owner couldn’t believe they weren’t chicks that it protected and cared for under its wings. They were little more than kittens, and the situation with the true mother of the kittens made quite a fuss.
The maternal instinct is quite powerful throughout the animal world, including humans, and even biological obstacles do not prevent it from blossoming.
A really strange example of mother instinct arose on a farm where many sorts of animals are cared for, from huge ones like cows to little kittens and chicks.
The farmer entered his barn and found one of his chickens warming her nest with her chicks within. The farmer observed it routinely since the hens heat their nest not just to incubate their eggs, but also to keep them warm for several weeks after they hatch.
When the farmer saw the chicks began to meow, he realized they were actually four little cats.
To clarify the issue, the owner of all these adorable creatures claims that one of the farm cats chose to give birth to four kittens in the hen’s nest while she was away.
The amusing part of the story comes when the hen returns to her nest and encounters these adorable kittens, for which she strangely fell in love and chose to sit on them to keep them warm and not chilly.
She realized they were helpless animals that needed her more than ever, despite the fact that she was not their mother.
The hen had so much maternal love for her babies that she would not let the mother cat come close to them again. Even the farmer tried to intercede and remove the hen away from the tiny ones, but this foster mother looked to go insane if they took her away from your little ones.
Her new kids appeared to be her favorite thing, and she was unwilling to give them up.
After a while, the hen calmed down and decided to share the babies with her original mother, but only for her to feed and clean them.
With the passage of time, the hen produced her own chicks and seemed to abandon her extraordinary devotion to kittens that were not her own. Apparently, she just need a few little children to whom she could devote her undivided attention.
According to the farmer, all of the kittens, as well as their mother, the hen, and the new chicks, are doing well.
They’re all growing up to be quite healthy and powerful.
The video below depicts the moment when another hen, similar to the mother in this narrative, was discovered “brooding” more offspring: