A Man And His Chicken Travel around the World

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This is Monique and her father, Guirec Soudée. Together, they're sailing around the world on a 39-foot boat.

Monique is adopted. Soudée, a native of Brittany in France, is a sailor by trade. In 2014, while docked in the Canary Islands, Soudée received Monique as a gift. Their relationship developed quickly and Soudée decided to keep her on his boat. Modern Farmer reports:

“I didn’t speak any Spanish and she didn’t speak any French,” Soudée told the BBC. “But we got along.” Friends warned the sailor that a hen at sea would be too stressed to lay eggs, but Monique adapted quickly and has been a steady producer. (Still, how many omelets can one person eat?) She has even survived more than one near-overboard experience and goes below deck when waters get choppy. Soudée plays up the hilarity of their partnership by threatening to eat Monique if she becomes annoying (he has even posted a pic of himself eyeing up a cooked chicken) and telling the BBC, “Compared with people, she doesn’t complain at all.”

You can follow their adventures on Instagram.


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