I love to see children who are so delicate and gentle with animals. It warms my heart amidst a sea of brats pulling cats’ tails and getting whacked.
Also JESUS THAT’S A SNUGGLY CHICKEN.
I love how she reaches up on her tippy toes to snuggle into his shoulder.
To be more exact, that’s a hen. Which is the female. This is likely not his first encounter with her. My grandpa had chickens and hens, and if you visit them frequently like this they develop affection to you. I would know, because I sat in the chicken coop alot. The hens get a small maternal kick, and come to cuddle you because she wants to keep you warm, like she would do with her chicks. This means the boy has spent alot of time with her, and that just makes it more heart warming.
Except that this is bit sick seeing as the boy eats these chickens a couple weeks later. His mom shared it all. She breeds them for food. The hens are beautiful and adorable but the reasoning behind their affection for him isn’t. They trust and love and then they’re killed because people believe animals were made to be eaten….Jesus fuck.
If one is going to make the above assertion that these birds are being kept for food, please include a link.
Most people keep chickens for eggs; unfortunately, many of the males do end up as food, but it’s the way of things. Circle of life and all. But lots of people love their backyard hens.
(Source: hannahbowl, via avianawareness)