Chinese Farmer Goes Viral For His Flock of 70,000 Chickens

Written by Hannah Crawford
Updated: October 20, 2023
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Seeing great herds of animals passing by is one of the most unique experiences that we can be a part of, whether it is a large herd of buffalo, the great wildebeest migration, or hundreds of birds migrating south. 

We would like to say that it is very unlikely to see thousands of chickens at once! Well, at least for this video posted below, we get to see this amazing sight. This video takes us to the Maosheng Village in North East China’s Heilongjiang Province. 

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A 40-year-old farmer has raised 70,000 chickens. Wait, let’s read that one more time, a man has raised 70,000 chickens! Imagine the work of being in charge of a coup of chickens, let alone 70,000. However, for this Chinese farmer, he has not only made it work but has been so successful he has plans to raise 300,000 more, according to this video.

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In the video, he shared with his social media followers, between 50,000-60,000 followers, that in the first few months of raising the chickens, he didn’t need to feed them very much as there were so many grasshoppers and other insects that roamed his fields. 

In the months to follow, he ended up feeding them corn, fish, and bones to keep up with their healthy diet. The chickens would also eat locusts which would help them to avoid locust plagues; he goes on to share. 

His desire to live stream his process of raising these chickens reached thousands of followers that he had that were interested in his farm. However, once this video went viral, we saw that the video posted below, as of 2023, has over 37 million views!

Now that we have seen these amazing chickens all flocked together, let’s learn a little bit more about what they are.

Chicken (Gallus gallus) Facts

a chicken sunset

Chickens can run up to six miles per hour!


Chickens (Gallus gallus) of the family Phasianidae can be found in locations quite literally all around the world. Locations such as Africa, Asia, South America, North America, Europe, Eurasia, and Central America

Chickens grow to be 1-3 kilograms (2.2-6.6 pounds) and reach 30-45 centimeters (11.8-17.7 inches) long. Their feathers are brown, yellow, red, black, white, or orange in appearance. 

As we saw from the video posted below, chickens will eat a variety of food as omnivores. Most famously known for eating seeds, fruits, insects, and berries.

The photo featured at the top of this post is © Tony Campbell/

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About the Author

Hannah Crawford is a writer at A-Z Animals where she focuses on reptiles, mammals, and locations in Africa. Hannah has been researching and writing about animals and various countries for over eight years. She holds a Bachelors Degree in Communication\Performance Studies from Pensacola Christian College, which she earned in 2015. Hannah is a resident in Florida, and enjoys theatre, poetry, and growing her fish tank.

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