In commemoration of Mother’s Day!
Strong motherhood instincts are not restricted to humans alone! Other self-conscious creatures like animals and birds sometimes exhibit these instincts to even heroic levels!
An everyday example is Mother-Hen! The pure, natural, domestic mother hen! Her selfless, diligent care and protection for her tender chicks are legendary although, we humans mock her efforts as doting and fussing! Pamper your children and get labeled a mother hen!
All the same, mother hen has some attributes of a true mother!
With deft scratching, pecking and clucking, she not only caters for the food needs of her chicks but, gradually teaches them how to feed and fend for themselves.
As the chicks grow, she relaxes control and rummaging on their behalf! She mostly watches over and alerts them of dangers like a hovering hawk or an approaching fox/snake! With time, she deliberately chases the grown-ups away as a signal that they should…
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