Mothers are awesome. They're caring, loving and can do everything for the little ones. And I'm not only talking about amazing women, but also about all the mothers of the animal kingdom. Hens included.

Hens are known to adopt other chicks and care for them as if they were their own. Farmers have their hens adopt little chicks all the time. But sometimes hens are quick to adopt other animals as well.

Take a look at 10+ amazing mother hens and their tiny "babies". Which one of them surprised you the most?

#1

Hen Taking Care Of Kittens During Storm

Hen Taking Care Of Kittens During Storm

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earringnut 2 years ago

okay, this is just the sweetest post in an extremely sweet gallery.

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#2

Hen And Dog

Hen And Dog

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criminalgirl 2 years ago

Poor wee chick is out in the cold...

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#3

Mother Hen And Her Pigeons

Mother Hen And Her Pigeons

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Seong Jin 2 years ago

The pigeons look so confused XD

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#4

Hen And Her Kittens

Hen And Her Kittens

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June Pixeld 2 years ago

Poor thing! There are too many kittens but she is tryng to keep em all warm:)

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#5

Hilda The Hen Hatches Clutch Of Ducklings After Sitting On Wrong Nest And Now They're Her Babies

Hilda The Hen Hatches Clutch Of Ducklings After Sitting On Wrong Nest And Now They're Her Babies

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Seong Jin 2 years ago

I wonder if the duck mom now has little chicks

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#6

My Cat Had Kittens In The Chicken Coop. When She Is Away, A Nesting Hen Babysits For Her

My Cat Had Kittens In The Chicken Coop. When She Is Away, A Nesting Hen Babysits For Her

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Hayley Lightcap 2 years ago

That's actually pretty smart of the mom all things considered

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#7

Piglet And Mother Hen

Piglet And Mother Hen

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Odele Stone 2 years ago

OMG!!!!@#$#@!!! Cuteness overload

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#8

Hen And Her Kittens

Hen And Her Kittens

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Lauren Ringel 2 years ago

I made these.

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#9

Hen And Her Adopted Litter Of Puppies

Hen And Her Adopted Litter Of Puppies

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Mina Molnar 2 years ago

What if they just like to sit on other animals? Like "Yass, I leave the smell of my butt all over them" XD

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#10

Gertrud The Chicken Adopted American Rhea Chicks

Gertrud The Chicken Adopted American Rhea Chicks

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Emma Gascoyne 2 years ago

I thought they were mini emus for a second...

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#11

Mother Of All

Mother Of All

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Rebekah 2 years ago

Applause for the title...

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#12

Tiny Goat's Father Rooster (Still Counts)

Tiny Goat's Father Rooster (Still Counts)

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Amanda Harker 2 years ago

Naww he's still behaving as a hen would. God help you if you got too close to his baby!

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#13

Can A Chicken Raise A Duck?

Can A Chicken Raise A Duck?

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ChubbySquid 2 years ago

Duckling: 'Hey Mum. Hey Mum. Hey Mum. Hey Mum.' Hen (in head): 'This was a terrible mistake...'

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#14

Chicken Adopted An Orphaned Duckling

Chicken Adopted An Orphaned Duckling

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logical fallacy 2 years ago

'And this, little chick, is how you peck for corn.' 'But mama, my beak-' 'enough with excuses!' 'But mama the pond-'

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#15

Hen Adopts 4 Kittens

Hen Adopts 4 Kittens

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ispeak catanese 2 years ago

This looks like an old photo.

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#16

Baby Jackdaw Adopted By Broody Hen & Fed By Us

Baby Jackdaw Adopted By Broody Hen & Fed By Us

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Melissa Nunya 2 years ago

Group effort how sweet

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#17

Momma Hen And Her Ducklings

Momma Hen And Her Ducklings

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Magpie 2 years ago

Beautiful looking hen. What breed please ?

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#18

Chicken Adopts Baby Ostriches

Chicken Adopts Baby Ostriches

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Magpie 2 years ago

And don't all good mums love it when their children out reach themselves . :-)

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#19

Ducklings For Mother Hen

Ducklings For Mother Hen

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logical fallacy 2 years ago

Either the duck is under her wing, or this is the world famous amazing bodiless duck trick.

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#20

This Small Cat Lost Her Mother And The Hen Adopted Him

This Small Cat Lost Her Mother And The Hen Adopted Him

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Chelsea Bates 2 years ago

How do these cats and dogs who are adopted (not babysat) get fed?

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#21

Hen Adopts Litter Of Kittens For Mother's Day

Hen Adopts Litter Of Kittens For Mother's Day

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Lovely Life Vines 2 years ago

Nice

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#22

Hen And Her Adopted Litter Of Puppies

Hen And Her Adopted Litter Of Puppies

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Lovely Life Vines 2 years ago

Mother Nature!

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#23

Broody Babysits Fantail Pigeons

Broody Babysits Fantail Pigeons

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#24

This Dummy Stole A Litter Of Kittens From Their Mother

This Dummy Stole A Litter Of Kittens From Their Mother

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logical fallacy 2 years ago

'Stole'? Can we have the rest of the story, please?

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#25

The Most Lucky Duckling Of The Planet

The Most Lucky Duckling Of The Planet

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Lovely Life Vines 2 years ago

Baby Duck is searching for his real Mother!