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A clucky little hen
25th July 2018

By Lloyd Lugsden

A chicken has taken on the habits of a cat after an accident.

Little black hen Peep became a family pet after being trampled on by a herd of cows.

Now she loves snuggling up in front of the fire with the family cat,  Jess, and has become quite domesticated.

Orkney island farmer Emily-Jane Donaldson nursed the chicken back to health in the house after the accident, reported the Daily Record.

“I put her out for the first time this weekend but she wasn’t terribly pleased,” she said. “There was a peck at the back door on Saturday night and that was her wanting back in again.

“I’ll go into the kitchen and she’ll totter through with me. The fireside scene is absolutely hilarious but we’re used to weird things.”

The family’s pot-bellied pig, Orla, also likes to settle down in front of the wood burner.