When you hear the eight letter word c-h-i-c-k-e-n, your mind may go to KFC chicken bucket or fried wings. But here's a chicken that will definitely leave you shocked!
A minute long video has managed to scare the internet relm. It starts with a chicken walking out of a coop in a farm, and it just walks around, flaunting the big (very big) size of its body, tail and most importantly, its feet.
According to a Quartz report, the video was first posted in a Facebook group dedicated to decorative poultries on March 17. Daily Mail revealed that the bird, named 'Merakli', is owned by Fitim Sejfijaj from a farm in Kosovo.
Here's the video:
Am I the only person wondering why this chicken is so damn big pic.twitter.com/ZIWmEL2h2w— LifesBook_Ceo (@LifesBook_Ceo) March 19, 2017
Your first feeling?
As the video went viral, several questions surfaced on Twitter. Is it a human who thought it was cool to walk in a chicken costume? Is it some kind of hybrid poultry that we didn’t know about? Is it a dinosaur? Or is it good video editing skills?
everytime i close my eyes i see that big chicken. i cant breathe. it's all i think about— Swiggity Swooty (@CominForDaBooty) March 20, 2017
twitter is now the website to talk about the big chicken and not politics. everyone has to pretend to know a lot about the big chicken only— matt lubchansky (@Lubchansky) March 19, 2017
Me when I saw The Big Chicken video... pic.twitter.com/OyM7QCpVrV— Rob (@ZeroFuchsToGive) March 21, 2017
But it doesn't end there! Here's a sequel to that video, where another giant chicken steps out-
So how did the scare of the terrifying "big chicken" finally subside? An organization called the Livestock Conservancy from US took matters to their own hands.
This organization, which is working to save over 150 heritage breeds from extinction, posted on their facebook page, about the whereabouts of the huge chicken. These big birds were developed in the US from large fowls that were imported from China back in the 1840s. They belong to a breed of chicken family known as the “Brahma”. They’re also known as “the King of all Poultry” and weigh 13-14 pounds for hens (6 kgs) and 17 to 18.25 pounds for cocks (8.7 kgs).
The brahma is rare and considered an endangered livestock by the conservancy. Data collected by the conservancy during a 2015 national census indicates there were 7,505 brahmas across the US.
Here are additional details on the heritage breed.