|This patriotic chicken knows how to play "America|
The Beautiful" on a keyboard
With that, I bring you Jokgu, a 19-month old chicken from Germantown, Maryland who plays "America The Beautiful" on a keyboard.
Yep, you got that. A chicken knows the song. You can watch the video at the bottom of this post.
Normally, a chicken would just pluck and peck on things at random, but they can be trained to do things a certain way through clicker training.
The method uses positive reinforcement to shape behavior. When the chicken pecks at the right key,she gets a reward. The wrong key, no reward.
Pretty soon, the system of rewards can get the chicken to peck at the keyboard in a certain order, and Voila! A song is born.
Plus, "America The Beautiful," while aa wonderful song, is also pretty simple, so a chicken can handle it.
Watch the video, stand up and be proud!