What the pluck? Giant chicken freaks out netizens (VIDEO)
The clip, which was shared by Twitter user LifesBook_Ceo on Sunday, has taken the social media platform by storm, amassing more than 38,000 retweets and 52,000 likes.
It shows a seemingly giant chicken emerging from its coop and traversing a number of steps to the ground with its oversized feet.
Am I the only person wondering why this chicken is so damn big 🤔🤔🤔 pic.twitter.com/ZIWmEL2h2w— LifesBook_Ceo (@LifesBook_Ceo) March 19, 2017
The massive bird, somewhat reminiscent of a monster from a low budget B Movie, has left netizens scared out of their minds, while others were left wondering just how this beast came to be.
Ngl this giant chicken that keeps popping up on my tl is scaring the shit out of me— Princess (@Nafisa_oxo) March 19, 2017
i can't sleep because i can't stop thinking about that giant chicken leaving that little green house— tyler (@houvenerdam) March 21, 2017
Just watched the big chicken video, and no shit, did we really think we could cut funding to PBS without Big Bird's family coming after us— Mara Wilson (@MaraWilson) March 19, 2017
For those asking: no, that isn’t me in a costume in that video of the giant chicken… but that is a GREAT idea!!— Gonzo (@GonzotheGreat) March 20, 2017
The mystery was soon solved, however, after the US based Livestock Conservancy, whose mission is to “to protect endangered livestock and poultry breeds from extinction,” confirmed via Facebook that the chicken was the rare Brahma breed.
Wide awake thinking about that giant chicken.... I need to sleep... every time I shut my eyes I see it— nicky♂ (@tropicocunt) March 20, 2017
let a giant chicken come at me talking about "cluck cluck" you gettin the clip clip my friend pic.twitter.com/DxH84ZKkgc— Richey Collazo🇵🇷 (@RicheyCollazo1) March 20, 2017
According to the group, the giant bird is often referred to as the “King of All Poultry,” and can weigh up to 18 pounds.
Once highly prized on both sides of the Atlantic, one US breeder, George Burnham, even went so far as sending nine of his finest Brahmas as a gift to Britain's Queen Victoria in 1852.