Scientists have shown that birds, including hens are such attentive, caring parents that they ‘feel’ their chicks’ pain. Studies suggest hens may be able to feel another creature’s suffering, or even see the world through another animal’s eyes.
The chicken in the video below is not sitting on an egg. She is sitting on an abandoned kitten. She took the kitten under her wing to protect him. She knew the baby was in need so she decided to keep him warm and safe!