But there is only one story that listeners have really honed in on, with Zayn’s anecdote about his beloved pet chickens taking social media by storm.
The British singer was discussing his home life with the podcast’s host Alex Cooper when the topic came up, and he explained that he has “a lot of animals” — including three cats, three dogs, three turtles, and six chickens.
When Alex asked if he’d named all of the chickens, Zayn’s mood immediately shifted as he downheartedly replied: “No, I haven’t. Not this time. I got too attached last time and it made me really sad.”
“Did the chickens die?” the host responded, prompting Zayn to get into the incredibly heartbreaking story.
“Yeah,” he said. “I took my chicken to the vet to get a scan because something was wrong with her and the vet laughed at me and said people don’t bring chickens here.”
Zayn’s voice cracked as he added: “They still charged me for an X-ray and then I took my chicken all the way home and cried and she died in my arms.”
Alex was stunned by the anecdote and couldn’t help but laugh uncomfortably at the situation. Validating her reaction, Zayn continued: “It’s kind of funny, not because the chicken died but it’s just funny seeing me take a chicken to the vet I think.”
He then confirmed that the chicken had died as he cradled it in his lap, explaining: “She had something wrong with her. We tried to rescue them, they were going to be slaughtered I think but they had all kinds of things wrong with them.”
“I’ve got new chickens now,” Zayn said, concluding the story. “And they're all healthy and stuff, but I didn't name them for that reason.”
After releasing a teaser for the interview to their TikTok page on Tuesday, Call Her Daddy uploaded 10 clips from the podcast — including this one.
Popular TikToker @DanCashio shared a video of himself pretending to hold back tears as he discussed the story. Meanwhile, comedy duo @Durafest2 were filmed perfectly reciting what Zayn had said while playing video games.