Consider the fowls of the air!
Jesus as poultry? It is a bit shocking that of all the birds Jesus could have identified Himself with, He picks the chicken. He might have chosen a bird with a beautiful song or huge strong wings. But out of all the dazzling colorful possibilities – he compares himself with a mother hen. “O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, killing the prophets and stoning those who are sent to you! How often would I have gathered you children together as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, and you would not!”