Hilarious! Who would have thought a hen would adopt baby kittens? Well this one seems to think that it can! And the kittens don’t appear to mind either.
The kittens are very cute though – it’s understandable that they’d bring out the nurturer in anyone — but a hen?!!
Another thing: the kittens’ mother is alive and well. She’s not missing or anything. She’s present in their lives, which makes the set-up all the more unusual.
Whenever mother cat goes away to do whatever mother cats go to do, mother hen steps right in. She apparently covers the kittens with her wings every night when they retire.
The cat and hen don’t get along. Not terribly surprising. Both ‘mothers’ are probably keeping the peace for the sake of the kittens :-).
Having another animal take care of her babies is most likely not what the cat bargained for, let alone having a two-legged one step in!