NEST of friends! Fun moment mother hen hosts three baby KITTENS and keeps them warm instead of chicks
- Goran A Surchi is a Kurdish farmer near the city of Erbil in Northern Iraq
- He had heard meow coming from his chicken coop, even though he didn’t have a cat
- Video shows the moment when he lifted a chicken to reveal three hide kittens
This is the adorable moment when a farmer discovered that one of his chickens was taking care of a few kittens – literally.
Goran A Surchi had been trying to find out where the sounds of meowing from the chicken coop on his land near Erbil, northern Iraq, came.
But the Kurdish farmer did not expect the source of the noise to be so close to his own animals.
Footage shows Goran walking over to one of his chickens and gently lifting it to reveal a nest of kittens hiding underneath.
The shy felines give a little squeal as they look around after their hideout is revealed.
The video clip has since gone viral with over 300,000 views on Tiktok.
Goran said of the find, “I had been listening to meows coming from our cockerel for a while and I was always curious what was happening as our chickens could very well be in danger.
Kurdish farmer Goran A Surchi has discovered that one of his chickens took care of some kittens after their mother died
‘After realizing the meows are coming from under the rooster, I decided to submit it so as not to miss this signature second and much to my shock there have been three beautiful kittens there.’
Goran said he soon found that the kittens had likely found safety with the chicken because their mother had tragically drowned nearby.
‘Later we came here to find the mother of the kittens. Unfortunately, she drowned in a lake near the farm, ”he said.
It is believed that Goran will let the kittens stay with their adoptive parent as they continue to grow.
The shy felines give a little squeal as they look around after their hideout is revealed