Farm Owners Join ‘Chicken Wars’ Convinced Their Bird Armies Will Win: “Me and My Posse Are About to Kick Some A**”
In a feather-ruffling twist of events, the internet has found itself embroiled in a peculiar and hilarious competition known as the 'chicken wars'. According to Business Insider, TikTok has become the battleground for animal owners to proudly showcase their flocks of chickens and engage in a lighthearted rivalry over which group would emerge victorious in a hypothetical battle.
The poultry spectacle took flight on May 27, 2023 when a user by the name of @dylan_bezjack strolled through a field, trailed by a flurry of clucking chickens. In a comical tone, he warned, "You better watch out there, pal, me and my posse are about to kick some ass." Little did he know that his video would become the catalyst for an uproarious trend, with TikTok users stitching his post to challenge him and flaunt their own formidable flocks. The 'chicken wars' quickly escalated into a raucous phenomenon, capturing the attention of ranch and farm owners who joined the fray, debating which chicken clan would reign supreme in a hypothetical battle. The hashtag associated with this showdown has amassed a staggering 53 million views, quickly becoming a viral inside joke.
The TikTok battlefield is now littered with creators, each sounding their war cries while surrounded by vast crowds of chickens. The competition has reached absurd heights, with one user boasting a cohort of 4,000 farm chickens and confidently claiming victory. Another ambitious TikTok user arranged their chicken army into a formation that spelled out the word "war," boldly declaring that the competition had "not a hope" of defeating them. To add more drama to these wars. the videos of the preparing 'armies' are set to cinematic music like Avengers: Infinity War and The Lord of the Rings or even the clanking of the drums. More bird species, like peacocks, guinea fowl, cranes, geese, ostriches and others are being roped in.
Per TODAY, Heather Bell posted her own version of the 'chicken wars' with the caption, “Winner of the Chicken Wars 2023" where she happily showed off her farm in Marquette, Michigan. Bell regularly posts TikTok videos of her chickens' living conditions and feeders for a perspective into farm life but now her followers have been demanding chicken wars. "But will they go to war? We want to see them chasing and running after you,” she recalls them asking. She has a goofy response to this: "My chickens are lovers, not fighters."
Spectators of the 'chicken wars' have found immense delight in the ingenuity and imagination displayed by the participants. As the clucking contenders square off, viewers have eagerly taken sides, rallying behind their chosen creators who possess the most fearsome and feathered infantry. Others simply appreciate the wholesome and entertaining nature of the trend, recognizing that it showcases the lighter side of TikTok. In a world where online competitions often lack levity, the 'chicken wars' have hatched a delightful diversion that has captivated audiences and brought joy to the virtual realm.
So, as chickens strut their stuff and TikTok users channel their inner poultry generals, the 'chicken wars' have become a hilarious saga that has left the internet in stitches. While the outcome of this avian conflict remains purely theoretical, the laughter and camaraderie it has generated serves as a reminder that sometimes, the most absurd and light-hearted battles can bring people together in unexpected and delightful ways.