Guirec Soudée, a 24-year-old Frenchman, is sailing the world with his pet hen, Monique. After setting sail from the Canary Islands in 2014, the unlikely pair have built up quite a following after being picked up by French media.

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During the two years they have sailing across the Atlantic to the Caribbean before arriving in Greenland where they’re currently based. While Soudée sails, Monique is free to explore the deck and lay daily eggs.Frenchman sails the world with pet hen

“I knew she was the one straight away,” Guirec tells the BBC, “She was only about four or five months old then, and had never left the Canary Islands. I didn’t speak any Spanish and she didn’t speak any French, but we got along.”Frenchman sails the world with pet hen

Soudée always knew he wanted to bring a pet companion, but had never thought about a hen. He was told that she would be too stressed to lay eggs at sea, but Monique has apparently adapted very well, laying six each week on average, even in the cold climes of Greenland.

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Frenchman sails the world with pet hen

The pair will continue on their journey along the Bering Strait to Alaska. Follow their adventure on Soudée’s website, Facebook or Instagram.Frenchman sails the world with pet hen Frenchman sails the world with pet hen Frenchman sails the world with pet hen Frenchman sails the world with pet hen Frenchman sails the world with pet hen Frenchman sails the world with pet hen Frenchman sails the world with pet hen Frenchman sails the world with pet hen

via Voyage D’Yvinec / BBC