July 3, 2015 12:16 PM EDT

It’s a dangerous world for baby birds—unless they have a powerful protector.

Several young chickens and at least one baby turkey have befriended a pit bull who sits quite calmly while they crawl all over the dog and peck at its fur.

YouTube user “shay Israel” posted the video on Thursday under the title “snuggle time with mama Jules.” Looks like this corner of the animal kingdom is off to a very cozy Fourth of July weekend.

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