For all the lonely souls out there, getting a quarantine buddy would be like a gift sent from heaven. But what if the stranger is your type and everything? Buckle up, ’cause this love story is better than Twilight.

One day, some confused neighbors brought Amanda Brunton a lost chicken, as they thought she was the owner. As luck would have it, the British PhD student became a proud mom of yet another hen. After she introduced the rescued Domino to the rest of her quarantined chicken crew, the new arrival immediately got close to the hen named Michelle. Amanda decided to tell a chicken expert about her pair’s little romantic dinner and stuff, and it all became clear. These two drama queens are not just BFFs⁠—they’re proper lovebirds!

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Bored Panda contacted Amanda Brunton, the lovebirds’ mom, to find out more about the now-famous couple and what it’s like raising chickens. It turns out, Amanda has a small flock of hens in her back garden that were all bought from a local farmer before she accidentally got Domino. “This is how I ended up as a surprise hen rescuer,” she reveals.

At first, Domino was very weak, so Amanda brought her “indoors to take care of her until her owners could be found—she was very, very tame and liked to be around people, so we assumed she was a pet.” She put notices everywhere, but nobody came to claim Domino, and Amanda suspects that “she may have been deliberately abandoned when she stopped laying for winter.”

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At first, Amanda didn’t realize what was going on between these two

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The famous couple is still completely dedicated to each other. “They do pretty much everything together—if Domino decides it’s time for a dust bath, Michelle will come and bathe with her. When Michelle decides it’s getting late and goes to bed, Domino goes and snuggles up to her.” Adorably, they sleep apart from all the other birds in the coop even if there’s plenty of space on the perch. “I’ve never seen anything like it,” adds Amanda.

And she even blamed herself for her lack of parenting skills

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Amanda believes that chickens have a lot more personality than most people realize. “If you raise them from chicks, they can also be very tame too—mine come running to greet me when I walk down the garden in the morning, which is just lovely.”Amanda told us that so many people reached out and shared their stories with her, “some telling me about their own pet chickens, but mostly LGBT+ folks telling me just how much the ‘lesbihens’ have brightened their day.” But lesbian hens aside, Amanda says that “LGBT+ representation is so valuable and so important.”

It turns out, laying eggs is so last season

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There’s no force strong enough in this world to keep the hen couple apart!

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Probably everyone knows that chickens are birds, but that’s about all the knowledge we have in the hen department. But scientists claim that chickens are complex and smart animals. According to Psychology Today, “chickens communicate in complex ways, including through referential communication, which may depend upon some level of self-awareness and the ability to take the perspective of another animal.” If this capacity is present in chickens, then they’d share it with other extremely intelligent animal species like primates.

Moreover, hens are capable of feeling both negative and positive emotions. “Not only do they share psychology with humans and other complex animals, but they exhibit some evidence of empathy.” Having said that, the love between chickens shouldn’t come as a surprise.

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