Aww!
Adorable baby chick gets belly rubs ‘like a puppy’
Oh my goodness, what a sweetheart.
Maria Pangilinan
11.14.22

Chickens and chicks are known as farm animals.

People often imagine them running around green grass or laying eggs in a chicken coop.

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However, some people enjoy having chicks and chickens as pets.

This is because owning a chick as a pet is inexpensive and has several benefits.

You can have a steady supply of sustainably raised eggs while enjoying the process of owning and raising a chicken.

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While we’re not sure if the chick in the video is a pet or not, the video shows us that chicks like belly rubs once in a while too!

The baby chick in the video is a few weeks old.

You can see the owner lightly holding the chick down with one hand and rubbing its belly with a pointer finger.

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At first, the chick is not having any of it. It stands up and tries to escape from the owner.

The owner quickly gets back the chick and holds it in their hand again.

Now, the chick is lying down on its back while the owner continues to rub its belly.

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Unlike earlier in the video, the chick is no longer struggling to get up. It looks quite relaxed, and its eyes start to close.

The chick is also slowly sliding down into the grass and is no longer being held in the owner’s hand.

The owner continues to stroke the chick’s belly.

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As the owner continues to run the chick’s belly, the chick looks like it’s almost asleep.

It is lying down flat on its back in the grass.

The chick looks completely asleep for a while as the owner continues rubbing its belly.

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However, the chick’s nap doesn’t last long.

After a few seconds, the chick’s eyes begin to open again.

It looks confused and disoriented for a few seconds as the owner laughs in the background and tries to continue rubbing its belly.

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Then the chick decides that it’s done with belly rubs for the day as it stands up and starts to move away. You can hear the owner continuing to laugh in the background at the cute chick.

This adorable video has gotten 17 million views thanks to the sleepy chick starring in the video.

One commenter said, “We are reaching cuteness levels that shouldn’t even be possible.”

Another said, “I’m happy to see a relationship between a human and animal so healthy, it’s so adorable.”

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While most comments are positive, some remind people that chickens are not supposed to lie on their backs.

“A chicken’s lungs are directly below their spine. When a chicken is flat on its back, they have difficulty breathing because all their other organs put pressure on their lungs,” said one netizen.

Whether you agree with what the owner is doing to the chick or not, it’s clear in the video that the owner is fond of the chick and is not trying to harm it in any way.

To see a chick falling asleep to a comforting belly rub, watch the video below!

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By Maria Pangilinan
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Maria Pangilinan is a contributor at SBLY Media.
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