A family was surprised to see their cat had given birth to kittens in a hen coop together with a nesting chicken and a duck!
While cats are referred to as natural killers of birds, it appears this mama cat was an exception.
Bush Seven Homestead, a “larger-than-average sized family” constructing an off-grid wilderness homestead, shared about the heartwarming moment on Facebook. They claimed, “We returned from the state park today, to find our cat chose that the duck den was the safest place to have her babies, right along side the broody mother duck and chicken that are laying on 22 duck eggs with each other … THREE species to a den.”
In the photos, you can see the new mama cat hugging her kitties. Alongside the kitties and the mama cat are 22 duck and hen eggs and a mama duck and hen!
The homestead family shared with IFLScience that the cat was increased with the chickens and ducks from the moment they were all babies so they became best friends. They said, ” Every one of our various types and pets get along incredibly well! We have actually had cats (including Sable) previously born in the hen cage with chicks, 60+ hens, and roosters with no problems.”
They shared a video clip of the newborn kittens amongst the eggs and it is really incredible.