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May 21, 2007

Chicken hatches kittens?

According to sender-inner Stuart F., "This chicken likes to lay eggs on this litter of kittens. Momma cat likes having a babysitter, and the kittens don't seem to mind having eggs laid on them."

Um, EXSQUUUEZE ME? How ridiculous is that? Please check out the kitten heads trying to sleep, and you know that chicken never had a softer nest...

Chickenonkittens

Way to pick a kitten lair, Mom cat! LOL

// UPDATE -- OMG peeps, there's video too!  Thanks, Ian F. //

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I really needed a genuinely cute pic this morning. thank you for that!

I love how snug those little kittens look. A mama is a mama, regardless of species.

Kar
 |  May 21, 2007 at 10:44 AM

I would mind having eggs laid on me...

Peg of Tilling
 |  May 21, 2007 at 10:45 AM

More like "Interspecies Incubating", heh

Theo
 |  May 21, 2007 at 10:45 AM

That's so funny--and so cute! How can it be REAL, people?

Debi
 |  May 21, 2007 at 10:45 AM

Oh wow, how cool is that? Chicken heap!

Shandrews
 |  May 21, 2007 at 10:46 AM

LOLWTFBBQPON1ES!!!1!1

Now if all barnyards could have happy animals like that, I would not need to be vegetarian...

ceejoe
 |  May 21, 2007 at 10:49 AM

That is the cwaziest thing I have every seen. Now the mystery is solved as to whether the chicken or the egg came first. It's Kitties.

luvinmalssomuch
 |  May 21, 2007 at 10:54 AM

Has anyone seen an unwashed egg? Since hens have something called a cloaca through which both eggs and poop come (no separation of those two functions in birds), it's got to be kind of gross... who cleans the kittens after? I wonder if this is a problem. I wonder if I remember my bird biology correctly. But this is kind of cute-EW. That should be a new category, perhaps, cute-EW. The stuffed breathing toys might qualify in a subcategory.

S
 |  May 21, 2007 at 11:04 AM

P.S. Sorry to post again, but maybe she's just roosting/cuddling, not laying. :)

S
 |  May 21, 2007 at 11:06 AM

Crowd surfin' in the mosh pit. :)

Martha
 |  May 21, 2007 at 11:10 AM

purr...bonk...mew!.... :||

Tor
 |  May 21, 2007 at 11:21 AM

I've seen a similar situation in an old, old LIFE magazine; a hen fluffed up and seated on the nest, with a kitten poking out its head out from under each wing.

Happenstance
 |  May 21, 2007 at 11:22 AM

T., more like interspieces in-cute-bating.

I love those kittehs hen-packed under her to form a soft, fluffy pillow!

Aubrey
 |  May 21, 2007 at 11:32 AM

Which came first, the kitten or the egg?

firefinch
 |  May 21, 2007 at 11:33 AM

I hope that the kittens are not going to chase the chickens. But this is truly an interspecies snorgle !!!!!!!!!!!!!

leah
 |  May 21, 2007 at 11:36 AM

i wonder if those kittens try to nurse on the hen and get a mouthful of feathers

oaklandcat
 |  May 21, 2007 at 11:41 AM

The chicken is safe for now...but in a couple of months......

Rob
 |  May 21, 2007 at 11:41 AM

"Um guys? I think we read those feather bed instructions backwards or somthin..."

Metz
 |  May 21, 2007 at 11:52 AM

Is there a WTF catagory?

greenighs
 |  May 21, 2007 at 12:01 PM

"chicken litter"

!

that's funny!

BrianMPLS
 |  May 21, 2007 at 12:04 PM

SHUT UP! This is beyond redonkulous and wayyyy fun. Chicken Litter.. bwahahahahhahahhaaa!
As for the poster about the chicken poo.. we here at CO don't think our animals poo. They are too cute for poo.

Golden
 |  May 21, 2007 at 12:08 PM

OMGOMGOMG!!!oh...i mean omgomgomg...musn't disturb the wee bebeh kitling heads whilst they sleepies...theys so tie tie.... *squee!*

Juniper Jupiter
 |  May 21, 2007 at 12:11 PM

Okay Peeps we have both Chickens and cats at our house. The cats do not chase the chickes. the chickens can beat up the cats if needed. In fact Darin our Male cat will help guard the baby chickens from others when we have them. Not to mention the mama chicken who is not to be messed with the minute she starts sitting on those eggs untill the chicks are about 3 months old. And as for the eggs when they come out. They are spotless. No Poop on them.

Also a little known fact our hens will all lay in one box not at the same time but one after the other. and if one of my hens is nesting on eggs the others will actually lay eggs in the nest with her there for a couple of days so their eggs will get hatched. I call it cooperative nesting.

In the picture it looks like the mama cat choose the hens nesting box for her kitten lair. and Roady reds are the most friendly(the girls) hens around.

annie
 |  May 21, 2007 at 12:14 PM

Baroo?

Pishtosh & Poppycock
 |  May 21, 2007 at 12:15 PM

Chicken eggs come out clean and warm. Lucky kittehs...
They look sooo comfy.

the hen
 |  May 21, 2007 at 12:18 PM

This is just too bizarre!! Cute but bizarre! Hens and Kits! I love going to the fair and seeing all the different kinds of chickens. I like listening to the soft clucky/bokky sounds they make too.

Martha in Washington
 |  May 21, 2007 at 12:39 PM

D'yah think this is how it looked on the Ark? Bet a whole lotta interspecies snorgling went on in there!

heidilynn
 |  May 21, 2007 at 12:40 PM

Oh, I sooooo love this pic! The kittenz that I can see look purr-fectly comfortable.

Yitzysmommie
 |  May 21, 2007 at 12:53 PM

"D'yah think this is how it looked on the Ark? Bet a whole lotta interspecies snorgling went on in there!"

...and thus, the Platypus was born... ;-)

I've seen similar stuff when I was young. dogs nursing on cats, hens nesting on duck eggs, etc. I've never seen anything as radical as this though, but I'm not surprised. What a warm-comfy that would be!

Now if the chicks hatch out going "mew!" though...*LOL*

--TwoDragons

Denita TwoDragons
 |  May 21, 2007 at 01:05 PM

I've heard of featherbeds, but this seems quite the reverse! However, if those sweet little kittehs aren't bothered by it, it seems fine to me. I'm sure the warmth and protective position of the mother hen comforts them, too.

ThreeCatNight
 |  May 21, 2007 at 01:13 PM

This is amazing, such a wonderful thing that mamma love, seriously great picture
:)
http://www.happylolday.com

C Ceres Merry
 |  May 21, 2007 at 01:15 PM

Ha ha ha. Oh my god. :D

grau
 |  May 21, 2007 at 01:18 PM

Thats the most literal use of the word "babysitter" I've ever seen.

Jenn Jordan
 |  May 21, 2007 at 01:22 PM

Mew-mews have very precious little mew-eyes that are barely beginning to open. So be careful with the claws, Birdie, I am sure you will! Otherwise, very cute. :)


@>--'--,---

Remember how Snuffy used to call Big Bird just Bird? LOL. Just remembered that.

Aw...Bird.

TracyFlick
 |  May 21, 2007 at 01:25 PM

TracyFlick -- is that an ASCII rose?

Theo
 |  May 21, 2007 at 01:47 PM

This has GOT to be, like, a sign of the coming cute-pocalypse. . .

Rosalynde
 |  May 21, 2007 at 01:49 PM

So glad to hear chicken eggs come out warm and clean! This helps! :)

S
 |  May 21, 2007 at 01:49 PM

Denita 2D: Platypus made me LOL! But which animals are the parents? A duck and...? Beaver maybe?

brinnann
 |  May 21, 2007 at 01:50 PM

This hen can't be trusted! Isn't is obvious that she's hatching a clan - to take over the world via The Cute?

Aubrey
 |  May 21, 2007 at 01:51 PM

KIT-CHENS? CHICK-KITS? I like this new breed! One kitty sunny side-up please.

Carlisa
 |  May 21, 2007 at 01:57 PM

Now if all barnyards could have happy animals like that, I would not need to be vegetarian...

Posted by: ceejoe

Yup. :) Or vegan.

Canaduck
 |  May 21, 2007 at 02:01 PM

hee hee hee carllisa - kit-chens!!!

Yitzysmommie
 |  May 21, 2007 at 02:02 PM

"Now if all barnyards could have happy animals like that, I would not need to be vegetarian...

Posted by: ceejoe"

Yup. :) Or vegan. (Darn non-functioning HTML!)

Canaduck
 |  May 21, 2007 at 02:03 PM

Hee hee hee! If the kittehs grow up clucking and the chicklets grow up mewing! Confusion! Mayhem! What next - rabbits that don't disapprove?!?

Nicolo
 |  May 21, 2007 at 02:04 PM

PROOF THAT MOMMY NATURE JUST DONT CARE WHEN IT COMES TO MAKIN BABEHS!!!!

Catsquatch
 |  May 21, 2007 at 02:21 PM

"Grocer, I'll take a dozen grade 'A' kitten eggs, please."

LeeshaJoy
 |  May 21, 2007 at 02:24 PM

I wuz kinda worried that the Mom-cluck might be awfully heavy on top 'o those kitties, but everyone seems to be fine here. Am I the only one who is wondering where Momkitty is? And if humanoids relocated the kits, or if there was feline intervention?

musicchick2
 |  May 21, 2007 at 02:40 PM

annie - *sigh* now I want to sell everything I own and go live on a farm...

Those kittehs are living the life! All snug in a NEST and covered with downy "blanket"!

Jwlls
 |  May 21, 2007 at 04:01 PM

annie - *sigh* now I want to sell everything I own and go live on a farm...

Those kittehs are living the life! All snug in a NEST and covered with downy "blanket"!

Jwlls
 |  May 21, 2007 at 04:04 PM

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