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A farmer and soldier named Goran A Surchi living in Kurdistan, Iraq, captured the adorable moment he walked into his chicken coop and found one of his hens sitting on three orphaned kittens.
The farmer said he heard meows coming from the chicken coop and believed his chickens were potentially in danger, so he went in there to check on them.
“For some time now, I have listened to meows coming from our hen coop and I wondered to recognize what was going on, as our chickens could be at risk. When I recognized that the meows were originating from under the hen, I chose to record it so as not to miss this special moment and to my surprise, there were three gorgeous kitties there,” Paw My Pet reported the farmer saying.
The video showed the hen laying in a box filled with hay and for a moment, she looked like she was all alone. However, upon further inspection, Surchi moved back some of the hen’s feathers and found the three kittens completely covered up with the warmth of her feathers.
The kittens looked quite relaxed and comfortable laying underneath the mothering bird’s wings. Moving back her feathers seemed to wake the felines up and they started to pop their heads out from under the hen, curious at what was going on.
Surchi said the mother of the three kitties had, unfortunately, passed away a few days prior and it wasn’t until later on that he found her, which explains why the hen was looking after them as if they were her own.
Surchi said, “Later on we came to search for the kitties’ lifeless mother. Unfortunately, she drowned in a lake near the ranch. Amazing how our hen seemed to recognize the story, thus solving to take care of the kittens.”