Mother hen with her chicks

Can You Spot The Reason This Photo Of A Chicken Is Going Viral?

Everyone knows how deep a mother’s love for their child can be, and this is not just the case for humans. There are loads of examples on the internet where animal parents stand up to great distress, just to make their offsprings’ lives a bit better. This viral photo of a mother chicken is a prime example of this.

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The chicken mother protecting her chicks.
Image Credits: Reddit

One has to be lucky to be in the right place at the right time to be able to capture such moments in nature. Fortunately, with our handheld smartphones, the odds have increased quite a bit. In fact, we take pictures of almost everything today. This touching moment is one of the shining gems among them.

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Chickens Also Show The Love Of A Mother

The photo is actually from a longer video. Here is the video:

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As is apparent in the video, the mother chicken and her babies were caught in a sudden downpour. Since there was no shelter in sight, the mother bird stretched out her wings to protect the chicklets. For chickens that young, getting drenched in the freezing rain can be fatal. As such, the mother thinks nothing of using her body to protect the little ones.

The clip is from the Indian city of Visakhapatnam. Throughout her time in the rain, the mother chicken did not utter a single sound. However, her kids were quite irritated judging by the sound they were making.

The person who captured the video wrote: “The video was taken at a local fish market when there was heavy rain. We can see mother’s love in nature’s way. A hen protecting its chicks in heavy rain.

The selfless chicken mother’s act not only kept the chicks warm but also warmed the hearts of thousands of social media users. It received over 50,000 upvotes within a short amount of time on Reddit. Several hundred thousand more lauded the mother chicken.

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One user commented: ‘Some animals are better parents than humans.‘ Another comment read: ‘So adorable, just wished the owner would have them undercover as they did with whatever is underneath that green tarp.‘ A third user added philosophically: ‘Perhaps one day, they’ll understand all the sacrifices she gladly made out of live for them.

Well, regardless of what the chicks make of their mother’s selfless act, we hope they remain safe and sound! Of course, the mother chicken’s act can truly inspire some of us to be more compassionate, especially in the ever-more divided present state of affairs.   

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  1. Hen Sums Up Motherhood by Getting Soaked to Protect Her Precious Chicks.” People. Kelli Bender. September 5, 2018.
  2. Winging in the rain: Mother hen uses her body to protect chicks from the wet weather.” Daily Mail. George Martin. September 5, 2018.
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