Protective Mother Hen Will Mess You Up If You Get Too Close to Her Adopted Chicks

A broody hen at a North Carolina farm that recently “adopted” four chicks is taking her role as mother very seriously, footage shared to TikTok shows.

Trisha McMillan, an animal trainer with a farm at Mars Hill, said that Ethel, the mother hen seen in the video, has no time for any other hens getting too close to her beloved babies.

“She won’t let the other hens near her adopted babies and chases them away dramatically,” McMillan told Storyful. Credit: Trish McMillan via Storyful

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