A lesbian chicken couple is warming people’s hearts on Twitter

Tweet showing pictures of Brunton with Domino the chicken
Amanda Brunton and Domino are Twitter famous now. Photo: Screenshot/Twitter

A lesbian chicken couple is lifting people’s spirits on Twitter.

Grad student Amanda Brunton shared the story of Domino, a hen that was found near her house. Her owners couldn’t be found, so Brunton took her in.

Related: No one knows how these lesbian penguins laid an egg

She had to be quarantined with a buddy before being introduced to the flock, so Brunton set her up with Michelle Obrahma, a big Brahma bantam hen.

She tried to slowly introduce the pair to the rest of the flock, but initial meetings did not go well.

Despite her size, Michelle depends on Domino to keep her safe.

And Domino brings Michelle treats when she’s too afraid to get them herself.

The two eat together and sleep together, apart from the other birds. She mentioned this to a chicken breeder, who informed her that how Domino treats Michelle is how roosters treat their favorite hens.

“So basically, I’ve had adorable little chicken-y lesbians in my back garden this whole time and I didn’t realize,” Brunton wrote.


Same-sex couple-like behavior is found in a number of bird species, including penguins, flamingos, and ducks.

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