The world’s next great pianist is a… chicken?

Watch this feathered phenom play and eat at the same time!
chicken sonata Peck! Peck! Pling! Pling! (Courtesy of Igorrr/YouTube/GoPro)


There is a famous quote by English playwright William Congreve: "Music has charms to soothe the savage chicken."

Okay, that's not the actual quote, but it really doesn't matter. Not when you have a video of a chicken playing a toy piano. What could be more soothing—or more adorable—than that? Did we mention that the hen's name is Patrick? (That's even more adorable, right?) Watch and listen to the plumed maestro now!

Special thanks to my assistant, Igorrr...

So, that isn't all Patrick's handiwork (beakwork?) up there. The man who shot the video and performed the additional music is a French musician who goes by the name of Igorrr. (That's not a typo. Igorrr rrreally likes rrr's!) But Igorrr makes it clear that none of Patrick's own playing has been changed in any way. He just threw some chicken feed on the piano, started the camera, and let the magic happen!

And honestly? It's kind of a beautiful reminder that anyone can pick up a musical instrument and make pleasing sounds with it. Sometimes, you just need to go with what you feel.

Or in Patrick's case, what you feed on.

We'll let this talented hen prove that point with a bonus performance. Maybe you just might feel inspired to play a little ditty yourself!


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  1. OMG is he actually doing music? Ali That is so adorable and weird. 🙂 Tanush That is so cute and adorable. Is it actually real? Is he actually playing? Storm

  2. omg ssssssssssssssssssooooooooooooooooo cccccccccccccooooooooooooollllllllllllllllllllllll i can not belive it i never in my life swa anything in my life as cool as that.

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