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Mother Hen Takes 3 Orphaned Kittens Under Her Wing — Literally!

Goran A. Surchi is a soldier who tends a farm on the outskirts of Erbil in northern Iraq. He was caring for his chickens one day when he began hearing a soft mewling sound, but he couldn’t pinpoint exactly where it was coming from. He worried his hens were in danger from a predator, but as he investigated, he found the noises coming from one of his birds. Well, not from, exactly – more like under!

He started recording with his cellphone as he searched for answers. In a video, he gently lifts up Lee the chicken and is rewarded by the sight of three adorable kitten faces looking back at him! He later realized their own mama had passed away, so they sought out the friendly mother hen. Lee did what any good parent would do – she took the little ones under her wing and kept them warm and safe.

This is more proof that species don’t matter when it comes to parenting in the wild. Moms are always going to mom! Watch Goran make his sweet discovery in the video below, and don’t forget to share this precious story.

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