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Happy National Poultry Day!

March 19, 2010 |  9:21 pm

It's National Poultry Day, and we can't think of a better way to celebrate than by listening to a talented -- okay, maybe not that talented -- chicken play the piano. (Since we're all about celebrating animals here at Unleashed, we won't celebrate the way many people around the U.S. will today -- by eating chicken. Heavens, no! In fact, we once had the pleasure of teaching a nice rooster named Jimmy Cracked Corn to flap his wings on command using positive-reinforcement training, so it's safe to say we're fans of the humble birds.)

Beanie might be somewhat less virtuosic than other notable animal pianists like Nora the Piano Cat and Beamin the beagle, but we still give him an A for effort. (Yup, Beanie is a male chicken.) After all, his brain is about the size of a human fingernail, so have to give him credit for the attempt!

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-- Lindsay Barnett

Video: jrw92046 via YouTube

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