Dad and His Precious 'Special Needs Chicken' Have People Totally Obsessed

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One woman is giving us all a peek into her animal obsessed dad and the love of his life — a chicken. Ashley, and the rest of their family tbh, were practically rolling their eyes when her dad insisted on bringing the animal to their holiday celebration. But there was no way her dad was going to celebrate Easter without his feather-y BFF.

The woman shared just a snippet of her dad and his beloved bird in a video online.

The video shows Ashley's dad playing with the chicken in the back yard. He couldn't take his eyes off of her — he just wanted to make sure she was okay.

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"My dad refused to come to our house this weekend unless he was allowed to bring his special needs pet chicken," she wrote in the caption.

Later in the thread, Ashley explained that the chicken is "almost fully blind and extremely small," she wrote. "All their other chickens pick on her and she’s super vulnerable as prey."

Poor thing! But admittedly, bringing a chicken to Easter is a little unusual. "This actually was a huge debacle in the family group chat," she wrote in the caption.

While her family might not have appreciated her dad's fixation, people in the comments section thought it was adorable. "Protect your father and his chicken at all costs," wrote one person. "Thank you for allowing him to bring the chicken," someone else praised. "You had me at special needs chicken. I am invested now," one woman joked.

Chickens Are Great Pets

Sure, they can't cuddle like a cat or stick by your side like a dog, but chickens make truly excellent pets. It's easy to see why Ashley's dad was obsessed.

The care that chickens need is a little bit different than cats or dogs, however. And it's in the best interest of chicken owners to make sure their animal has everything they need.

Chickens tend to live better outside, for instance. So make sure you build them a comfortable coop that's warm during the winter and cool during the summer. Chickens also like your company, so make sure you pay them a visit as they like being part of a homestead.

It's important to know what to feed your chicken too. Chickens love foods like corn, tomatoes, and leafy greens. They'll also eat pellets too.

You'll also need good bedding, nesting boxes, feeders, and grit to get started. Keep an eye out for any changes in your chicken's health and take them to the vet at the first sign of trouble. A happy chicken is a well-loved chicken. And Ashley's dad is definitely raising a chicken that's getting lots of love.

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