Tabby Cat Adopts 30 Chicks

A Chinese farmer Lao Yang had thirty chicks that he placed in an enclosure next to his bed. When the little chicks escaped, Lao was afraid that their house cat would find them as prey, but something unexpected happened. The cat became like a mother to the little chicks, grooming them and treating them like her own. The chicks love running and chasing the cat. How cool is that!

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65 Responses to “Tabby Cat Adopts 30 Chicks”

  1. vix says:


  2. Linda McDonald says:

    What a cute, unique little kitty with a great big ♥! Thanks for sharing.

  3. siew eng says:

    cuteness overload! coochie-woochie kitty and the little chickadees

  4. Kat says:

    My kitties like Peeps too. 😀

  5. Kate says:

    <3 It's so cute that animals do that! LOVE THIS!

  6. buthie says:


  7. Delyne says:

    This is so great! Cats are amazing creatures and so full of love!

  8. Ellie says:

    Gotta love inter species love. So sweet.

  9. Carol says:

    That is SOOOOOoooo sweet!!! Animals are amazing!

  10. LizR says:

    Oh bless!

    How sweet is that?

    If only humans could be as accommodating for others of their own species, let alone one so different <3 <3 <3 <3

  11. hope says:

    Too wonderful for words!

  12. dollycat says:

    omg..sweetest thing i've ever seen xxoo.

  13. Miranda Lester says:

    They're just adorable… so glad that kitty took those 30 chicks under his "wings" !! :-) Wish I could say the same for most humans.

  14. Ingrid and the 4 fur says:

    just amazing!

  15. Jan Bosley says:

    Awesome and so cute!! :)

  16. Kacee says:

    Soo amazing and sweet!!!

  17. Pam says:

    that is so sweet…what a great mom!

  18. Marilyn says:

    Very sweet and amazing!

  19. Sonia Vinluan says:

    This article teaches us about humanity. If some animals are like that why not humans too..

  20. Donna says:

    Too cute.

    Why so many human haters? Most people I know and meet and good, kind and loving people.

  21. masha says:

    hahaha thats sooooo cute))))))

  22. Silvia Duran says:

    I would love to know where do you live… most people I know use EVERYTHING … for their own gane, entertaiment or food… and very little else! Of course we have 30 years experience in Spain, having started a Protection Group,for dogs and cats, simply because we could not live with the atrocities we saw around us!

    Most nice people rather think that: "THEY ALL DIE NICELY!!

  23. Katie says:

    How remarkable is that, the cat a foster mother to the chicks, amimals are amazing!!

  24. sue says:

    cats are wonderful

  25. Starla says:

    That is so cute!

  26. C says:

    I bet the "mommy" loves all that attention from the chickies!

  27. hana says:

    I guess the owner really love cats :) stories like this makes me happy that there are kind ppl out there who would take care of unwanted cats

  28. Natalie says:

    the sweetest thing!! so special.

  29. Charlotte says:

    God bless and keep you, momma and your little ones!! xoxo

  30. Susan says:

    Wonderful story. Amazing cat. What happens when the chicks become chickens?

  31. wei lang says:

    That is the sweetest thing I've ever seen!

  32. Dianne says:

    Too cute.

  33. Susan M says:


  34. Blue says:

    I guess you never know the true nature of another living being until you are put in a situation like this…all beings are different and special in their own way. Yay tabby kitty chick mom!!

  35. beckyl says:

    i love it!

  36. Lizzy says:

    Oh, precious!! Just toooooo cute!

  37. Ellen says:

    What a great story! How sweet of the kitty to allow her mothering instincts to take over, even with these nonfeline babies! :)

  38. Esme says:

    You have to see this one to believe it.

  39. pumbie says:

    Surprising and so sweet. My own cat is always fascinated with little birds when it happens to see someone through the window. Typical.

  40. pumbie says:

    I think this cat a course of nursering; it's a chicken-cat.

  41. Carol says:

    or maybe a chickat! I just love this. It's beautiful!

  42. McBriec says:


  43. Savanah says:

    lol how cute! cat:*snuggle snuggle snuggle*

  44. phyllis says:

    so sweet :)

  45. Helena says:


  46. Geri says:


  47. Kathy says:

    I missed this when it first was published. So glad you did the link from the kitten and bird pic!! TY

  48. Vicki Hildebrand says:

    That is so cute, awwww ;)but now that is what you call a chick magnet, hehehehe

  49. Aquophis says:

    It would be interesting if a hen adopted some kittens.

  50. Stephanie says:

    That is so sweet. I love those motherly cats that adopt foreign species :)

  51. Colleen says:

    OMG that is so awesome!!!

  52. Aneesah says:

    WHAT??? That cat is broken, take it back, LOL!

  53. nat says:

    that is soo cute

  54. Janet says:

    This is a cute and amazing story. I don’t think any of my cats would do this.

  55. Maysoun says:


  56. jule1 says:


  57. Shelly Lyon says:

    Mama cat is sure a sweetheart!

  58. carole says:

    if only humans could take a lesson from animals

  59. Nana says:

    Awwww this is too cute!!

  60. nolruck says:

    why my heart so happy when i look this picture
    it’s more over words else..only cuddle

  61. Khadijah Zulkifli says:

    pure love :)

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