Guwahati: In a surprise, a hen instead of laying eggs gave birth to at least four chicks in Assam’s Jangalpara area Udalguri district on Tuesday.
However, two of the chicks died in the process.
The hen’s owner Dipak Saharia claimed that he had bought the hen along with two others of some different breed from Andhra Pradesh a few months back. He said that the hen gave birth to the chicks in last two days.
He also said that it was not possible for any other hen from outside and laid eggs withpout anyone’s notice as the poultry house has solid walls. He informed that the hen had never laid any egg since its purchase.
The incident sparked surprise and people started to throng to Saharia’s residence to see the hen.
However, this was not the first time that such incident happened in the country. Earlier also, similar incidents in which a hen gave birth to chicks were reported from Kerala also.