malformalady: “A silver Sebright hen. The Sebright is a breed of chicken named after its developer, Sir John Saunders Sebright. The Sebright is one of the oldest recorded British ‘true’ bantam(meaning.
We had a hen who did this also. From the time the kittens were born, she would sit on them and keep them warm while the mother was out hunting, and then they'd trade places while the hen ate so the cat could feed her kittens.