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Blind Chicken And Pit Bull Become Best Friends

Blind Chicken And Pit Bull Become Best Friends

When you look at animals, it's hard to imagine different species being friends.

Why would they? They would look like aliens to each other, they wouldn't be able to speak the same 'language' and they could be vastly different sizes.

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But a blind chicken and pit bull have become unlikely friends and formed an undeniable bond.

When Peri was just a couple of days old, Christa Hubbard took the chicken into her arms and made her a part of the family.

Credit: Christa Hubbard
Credit: Christa Hubbard

Everything was going fine until about six months in when the chook developed an eye infection. They did everything they could to help the chicken, including medications and eye drops, however nothing could be done to save Peri's sight.

Christa told The Dodo: "We made adjustments to help her as she lost her sight: bowls on a throw rug that make noise, special low roosting bars, an ottoman in the living room to 'watch' TV with us in the evening and an extra large ottoman in our room, next to our bed, for her bed.

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"We hired a chicken 'nanny' to help her out when we weren't home."

But Christa was stunned to watch the family dog, a pit bull named Taj, leap to the occasion to help Peri around the house.

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Credit: Christa Hubbard
Credit: Christa Hubbard

You'd normally think a dog could make a quick meal out of a chicken like that, but Taj only wanted to make Peri's time in the Hubbard household a pleasant one.

Christa added: "He was three years old and quickly took to helping her find her way. A seeing eye dog for a hen. These two spent the next eight years together. He would guide and protect her. They napped together, sunbathed together."

Sadly, Taj died in 2018 and Peri was so lost without her friend and guide dog.

Not knowing how to help Peri, Ms Hubbard decided to get two pit bull puppies and raise them to take over Taj's role as Peri's seeing eye dog.

The chicken latched on to one of the dogs, Gracie, and now they have a bond that is just as good as the one it had with Taj.

Credit: Crista Hubbard
Credit: Crista Hubbard

The pit bull will even get Peri's toys when she wants them and helps her navigate her way around the house.

Christa said: "When Peri is out in her yard doing chicken things, Gracie can be found laying outside the fence waiting for her (Peri has a fenced-in area as we have a pool).

"When Peri is on her ottoman 'watching' TV, Gracie brings her a toy. First thing in the morning when we get up, Gracie checks on her sleeping friend."

This needs a Disney movie ASAP.

Featured Image Credit: Christa Hubbard

Topics: News, Animals

Stewart Perrie

Stewart Perrie is a Trending Journalist at LADbible. His first job was as a newsreader and journalist at the award winning Sydney radio station, Macquarie Radio. He was solely responsible for the content broadcast on multiple stations across Australia when the MH17, Germanwings and AirAsia disasters unfolded. Stewart has covered the conflict in Syria for LADbible, interviewing a doctor on the front line, and has contributed to the hugely successful UOKM8 campaign.