It is a classical story of Balinese with their chicken. Local Balinese saying even say something like "The real Balinese man will spend more of their time with the chicken compared to their wife".
In many local villages, afternoon is a time to bring your chickens to the front house. Showing it off to neighbourhood, to the children arround, and pet it arround just like they are a true lover.
Old Balinese Feeding Chicken