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Local Chick Hits the Viral Big-Time Showing Off Piano Skills



Are you one of the millions, that has watched the local chick play “America The Beautiful” on the piano?

That’s right the chick — well she’s is 19-months-old now, so she’s more of a chicken — is a local gal. She lives in the Darnestown area. She is Jokgu. She is Buff Brahma Bantam, Chinese breed of a chicken who lives in a coop just south of Germantown.


The video of Jokgu the chicken playing “America The Beautiful” has gone viral on YouTube, and been seen by more than 1.2 million people since it was posted just eight days ago by Jokgu’s owners Shannon Myers and Seiree Arii have a whole peep of chickens. (Yes, a group of young chickens is called a peep.) Myers and Arii have a nine chickens all of different types which they keep for farm fresh eggs and as pets.

The video was posted to YouTube on Jan. 31. Two days later, on Feb. 2, Jokgu video was featured on Huffington Post. Two days later, Jokgu was on The Daily Mail.com. On Monday Jokgu was featured on People.com, which predicted Jokgu would be performing at the 2018 Super Bowl. Over the last week, the video has been pickup on 11 other Internet news sites in eight different languages.


“We like to keep the chickens entertained,” said Myers. “They can get bored pretty easily.” Myers and Arii are self-described “Advocates for Fowl Play.” She said the chickens live in an enclosed chicken run on their property in Darnestown. Myers and Arii began putting musical instruments in the run. “We wanted to give the chickens something to do to keep them from getting bored. Bored chickens are not a good thing,” said Myers.