Mother Hen With ’10 Extra Legs’ Actually Uses Her Body To Protect Chicks From The Rain

by Amy Paige
Amy is the Director of Trending Content at LittleThings. After graduating from Florida State University with a creative writing degree, she moved straight to New York City to pursue a career in the arts. She loves discovering and sharing viral videos, watching movies with her Muppet-like poodle mix named Cali, and doing the robot whenever possible.

This is adorable proof that a mother’s love truly knows no bounds.

In a now-viral clip uploaded to the internet, a hen is seen standing in the street at a fish market in Visakhapatnam, India.

It is a particularly rainy day, and she is getting absolutely soaked.

But the hen isn’t worried about getting wet, because she has her brood to protect. While it might look bizarre at first — almost as if she has at least 10 extra legs — the video shows her using her giant wingspan to shield her chicks from the storm.

While the rain batters down, at least five baby birds huddle under their doting mom’s wings. And though the clip is short, the visual was powerful enough to garner a ton of attention.

It’s been shared tens of thousands of times online by people all over the world!

One commenter said, “Some animals are better parents than humans.” Another wrote, “Perhaps one day, they’ll understand all the sacrifices she gladly made out of [love] for them.”

See the cute and loving moment in the video below.

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