Video of Mass. boy, 11, and his sledding chicken goes viral

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SHELBURNE FALLS, Mass. (WWLP) — A video of a chicken that enjoys sledding has gone viral on social media.

Luke Read, 11, and his barred rock chicken, Teddy Nugget, formed a special bond and have been inseparable, according to his family.

One day, Luke took Teddy out sledding, and it turned out that the chicken enjoyed the winter activity. She even sleds and steers all by herself.

Luke’s mom, Angelina Read, said her husband sent the video of Teddy going sledding to a coworker who posted it on Twitter on Feb. 18.

The video went viral. It was also featured on Facebook, Youtube, sports blogs and even shared in the United Kingdom. It has been viewed on Twitter more than 200,000 times.

“I’m kind of hoping to open a chicken rescue, so I can rescue chickens and try to find better homes for them,” Luke said.

Luke’s mother said, because of the story, he has already been approached about adopting another rescue chicken.

The family is picking up Chickidee on Sunday. She will be the family’s fourth rescue.

Angelina said a bear recently killed Chickidee’s flock and she now has no home, so she is currently living in a cage in someone’s bathroom.

Luke hopes to start a GoFundMe page for his chicken rescue. He also hopes that his connection with Teddy shows other people how cool and smart chickens can be.

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