A 2014 study found that Americans consume approximately 21,917,808 chickens per day, which amounts to roughly 8 billion chickens per year. With people only cutting back on red meat and replacing it with our favorite fowl, that number has most likely only gone up by now. Still, regardless of how many chickens you've eaten, you've definitely never seen anything like this.
"Am I the only person wondering why this chicken is so d--n big?" Twitter user @LifesBook_Ceo captioned a video of the enormous creature.
People could not get over the sheer size of this thing.
To be fair, that is one comically large chicken.
People refused to believe that it was real.
Some think they've seen this chicken before.
Eventually the tweet made its way to people who knew what they were looking at. "It's a Brahma chicken. they're a large breed. scary as s--t though," one person explained.
Believe it or not, Brahma chickens were developed in the United States from very large birds that were originally imported from Shanghai. The males tend to weigh around 12 pounds while the females weigh between 9 and 10 pounds.
When they were bred for consumption, the chickens averaged anywhere from 2-to-4 feet tall. The bird in the video looks like it has another foot on top of that, at least! That is one big bird...literally.
Interestingly enough, Brahma was the principal meat breed in the United States from the 1850s until 1930. How have we never heard of this?