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Welcome to your clucking nightmare.
Twitter flew over the cuckoo’s nest on Monday when a startling video went viral featuring… a giant chicken!
The clip showed the gargantuan farmhouse bird stepping out of its coop, and the Internet didn’t quite know how to react.
A great deal of people described the animal as “nightmarish” — others were in disbelief, thinking they were laying eyes on a ghoulish Big Bird knockoff — and a few disturbed responders even wanted one as a pet.
As it turns out, the huge hen was NOT the product of some fast food experiment gone awry, but is a legitimate species! Huh, the more you know…
The “Brahma” chicken breed developed in the United States from cross-breeding of very large birds imported from China back in the 1850s.
Brahmas were used as the principal meat breed in the states until about 1930, but their descendants have clearly survived (and are currently plotting for world domination, we assume).
Even though it looks intimidating, the gentle chicken only weighs an average of about 18 pounds.
Though most of Twitter agreed the feathery beast was scary af:
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
please stop posting the big chicken im afraid
— nasty boy (@666waluigi) March 19, 2017
That big chicken video is legitimately going to give me nightmares I hate it so much
— Bridget (@bridgetphilipps) March 20, 2017
what planet is the big chicken from
— Riker Googling (@RikerGoogling) March 20, 2017
If I die feed my body to the Big Chicken
— Mark Agee (@MarkAgee) March 20, 2017
Of course, some of the more woke users on Twitter suspected this was all just fowl play:
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
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
The web is shook, y’all.
What do U think of Big Chicken?
[Image via Twitter.]
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