Video of monster chicken fascinates, horrifies the internet
The internet is making a really big deal about a really big chicken.
Video of "Merakli," a Brahma rooster, was posted to Facebook last week by the big bird's owner, Fitim Sejfijaj, who reportedly lives in Kosovo. The king of the barnyard squeezes out of his coop and struts around his yard, his tufts of feathers making his legs look like large paws.
More than 55 million people have viewed the video, some of which were concerned for their safety.
I can't stop thinking about the huge chicken video... #horrified— Samantha A. Schatz (@samantha_a_s) March 20, 2017
It's such a HUGE chicken. It's scary— Aarzoo (@matttyxcx) March 20, 2017
But the chicken has also found itself some fans.
If this giant chicken thing has taught me anything, it's that I'd love to watch a guy in a fluffy chicken suit take huge strides in slow mo— #NordstromStrong (@banjoelephant) March 20, 2017
According to the Livestock Conservancy, Brahmas are docile, can weigh more than 18 pounds, and don't fly very well (for obvious reasons), which may help alleviate some of those fears.