If birds are the living relatives of dinosaurs, then this chicken’s practically a T. Rex.
A clip of a giant clucker strutting its stuff became a social media sensation over the weekend because it looked like Foghorn Leghorn had come to life.
Most of the commenters on social media and on reddit were torn between refusing to believe it was real, and noting that it was likely an especially large breed called a Brahma chicken, or in this case a Brahma rooster. According to the Livestock Conservancy, such creatures generally weigh around 12 pounds, but have been known to reach 18 pounds.
It’s not clear how big this bird is, but it’s clearly a big bird.
Here’s some of the reaction:
Am I the only person wondering why this chicken is so damn big pic.twitter.com/ZIWmEL2h2w
— LifesBook_Ceo (@LifesBook_Ceo) March 19, 2017
I literally have anxiety thinking about that giant chicken like…I'm ..
— jessie (@JessiesSoRad) March 20, 2017
I'm really uncomfortable going to bed knowing that giant chicken is out there somewhere.
— Book Jockey (@AngelaLovesNY) March 20, 2017
This is worse than we could've imagined pic.twitter.com/jcGTc1Qr6A
— alex ↙️ (@alexsleepwalks) March 20, 2017
Serious question: is anyone else getting a lot of giant chicken videos in their feed today?
— PDXLawyerDad (@pdxlawyerdad) March 20, 2017
that video with the giant chicken is just so unsettling
— Savannah (@savannxhschultz) March 20, 2017
@flabberdacks i like the giant chicken. i do Not like memes however. This is a difficult situation for me
— a big pretty Chook (@birdcardigan) March 20, 2017
Giant chicken or Velociraptor pic.twitter.com/U80flh4b7U
— Vernon Kazama (@VernonKazama) March 20, 2017
@FascinatingVids five mini chicken bots come together to create one giant chicken bot
— Erin Gregg (@erinrgregg) March 20, 2017
It's really no surprise South Carolina won on the same day everyone was posting that video of the giant chicken.
— Baseball McBaseball (@caseystacopizza) March 20, 2017
Yooo seriously wtf is that giant chicken bird from that video of it coming out of its cage. Thing prob wears size 14 shoes
— g (@gooobez) March 20, 2017
good morning to everyone except the giant chicken.
— Rosaleen (@olenskae) March 20, 2017
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