This Chicken Travels Around The World With Her Best Friend
24-year-old Guirec Soudée from Brittany, France took his pet chicken called Monique on a 39ft boat with him on his trek far and wide. She would benefit him as a food source (by eating the eggs of course), she would be a decent wellspring of sustenance however she soon ended up being substantially more than that – now she is the best buddy he would ever have! Not only does she lay around 6 eggs per week, she additionally surfs and swims, discovers flying fish that terrains on the deck and even skateboards with Soudée.
What started out as a a desire to bring a chicken to a sail trip around the globe for her eggs turned into something quite different.
This chicken became this young man's best friend for the duration of his trip and it seems like nothing can seperate these two.
Monique enjoys going for a swin together with her friend!
She also keeps him company when he’s feeling alone out in sea.
Chickens are well known for their high social intelligence. An experiment conducted at the University of Bristol in Britain using imaging devices found that chickens are capable of empathizing with other chickens and their chicks and that they show higher stress levels when their chicks are in distress. During the experiments, researchers found that all chickens clearly showed a physical and behavioral response to stress, such as increased body temperature and alertness, increased heart rate and media calls, in response to the distress of their chicks. In another British study, there was no evidence that the chickens had a preference for their neighbors in the henhouse, which might indicate their relationship.
Soudée was afraid she would wash intro the sea by her uneven ground during rough sea.
But no matter what, she always held on and regained her balance instead of falling over. It also helps that Monique is a great swimmer.
“She adapted to it perfectly – she was very comfortable very quickly” Life at sea comes natural for this land creature.
Monique inspired Soudée to write a series of children’s books, mostly about their trip around the world.
The two sailed to the Caribbean islands so Soudée found a job at a windsurfing club to earn money for the rest of their trip.
Not even a cold climate can slow down this amazing chick.
Monique is very fond of extreme sports, as she knows how to skateboard and enjoys riding a jetski.
“She follows me everywhere, and doesn’t create any problems. All I need to do is shout ‘Monique!’ and she will come to me, sit on me, give me company”
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