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What’s The World Famous Chicken Drop?

Posted By: Marty

What’s The World Famous Chicken Drop? - 02/10/13 03:02 PM

World Famous Chicken Drop, San Pedro, Belize

Chicken security, bring me my CHICKEN!

That’s a sentence that only makes sense if you’re in a hyperbolic parallel universe or in San Pedro, Belize.

San Pedro has made a fun tradition of gambling on chicken poop.  Yes… you bet on a spot where you hope the chicken will poop and win you some money.  $100 BZD to be exact.

The game, which is hosted every Thursday starting at 7:00pm at Wahoo’s Lounge, looks almost like a bingo game without the golden age crowd and with a lot more booze.

As a player, you bet on a number between 1 and 100, and the rest is up to the chicken.  All you have to is cheer and lure the chicken to “drop” on your number.

Now, here’s how the game goes…

World Famous Chicken Drop, San Pedro, Belize

You buy your ticket for any of the 5 Chicken Drop rounds of the night – starting at 7:00pm and following every half hour. Tickets cost $1BZD and are up for sale from 6:00pm.

World Famous Chicken Drop, San Pedro, Belize

Once the Chicken Drop round which you bought tickets for is about to start, you find a spot near the ring to cheer for the chicken.

World Famous Chicken Drop, San Pedro, Belize

The host and crowd get ready to start the “show”.

World Famous Chicken Drop, San Pedro, Belize

A volunteer is selected from the crowd to do the honors of shaking the chicken. He calls for the chicken with the phrase; “Chichen security, bring me my chicken!”.

World Famous Chicken Drop, San Pedro, Belize

The volunteer swirl and shake the chicken before putting, or throwing, it inside the ring…

World Famous Chicken Drop, San Pedro, Belize

But, before putting it inside the ring, he has to blow the chicken’s rear. Maybe to stimulate it?!

World Famous Chicken Drop, San Pedro, Belize

The crowd cheers and screams to the chicken to lure it to the number they bet. The only rule they have is that you cannot touch the chicken.

World Famous Chicken Drop, San Pedro, Belize

Some contestants even use corn to lure the chicken to their spot and to stimulate them to poop.

World Famous Chicken Drop, San Pedro, Belize

Sometimes the chickens are not in the mood of pooping, so that’s when they use their chicken backups. The whole swirl, shake, and blow ritual is also performed with the backup chicken.

World Famous Chicken Drop, San Pedro, Belize

The chicken poops and the crowd celebrate! Especially the winner… the owner of spot #48.

World Famous Chicken Drop, San Pedro, Belize

But, before the winner can claim his $100 BZD, he has to clean the “drop”!

Without a doubt this is an interesting game that has become part of the pop culture of San Pedro.  Below is a video that shows the Chicken Drop in action.

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San Pedro's Famous Chicken Drop -- Where the inebriated cheer for chicken turd

Have you ever heard of a chicken drop? Possibly not. I know the RSPCA would be all over it if we had such a thing in Australia. But every Thursday night in San Pedro, Belize the chicken drop draws a crowd.

Posted By: Marty

Re: What’s The World Famous Chicken Drop? - 08/04/13 11:30 AM

VIDEO of Chicken Drop


Famous Chicken Drop @ Wahoo's Lounge in San Pedro Ambergris Caye, Belize

Everyone from around the world comes to witness the famous chicken drop at Wahoo's Lounge held every Thursday. Tickets starts selling @ 5:30 and first game @ 7pm. every 20 minutes.


Chicken Sh*t Bingo aka Chicken Drop - San Pedro, Belize

When I heard this was going down tonight I had to attend! There are multiple rounds and strict rules but the gist of the game is hold a chicken, move it around in big circles, move it up and down, "fluff" or blow gently on their tuckas and then set them down on the game board and hope the chicken poops on your number (or like this chicken did and go across two numbers at once 9 & 100) the lucky winner(s) has to take tissue and wipe off their number and take it to the bar to claim their winnings! People chant, scare, call and feed the chicken to entice them closer to their number. First for everything and I even saw a big chicken take down a huge cockroach!



BELIZE CHICKEN GAMBLING

chicken drop booty blow gambling...

Posted By: Marty

Re: What’s The World Famous Chicken Drop? - 02/07/17 02:17 PM

Nice video...


Video: Chicken Drop San Pedro, Belize

We were told the Chicken Drop at Wahoo is a must do here in San Pedro, Belize. Check it out for yourself! Let us know what you think. Let's just say it was a night to remember and by far not something you experience everyday. haha

Posted By: suecate

Re: What’s The World Famous Chicken Drop? - 07/21/17 06:18 PM

I have been coming to San Pedro for over 10yrs and we often go and enjoy the chicken drop even won a couple of times. I have to say that this was my last time. I brought my son and his 3 friends for a fun night. What I saw was an emaciated chicken (coconut cream) being terrorized by a bunch of drunks. they were snapping their fingers in the chickens face, clapping loudly close to her beak and their girlfriends were kicking sand at the chicken. I have been in the past and it is fun, but this crowd was just abusing the animal and no one was doing anything about it, there were young kids there and the parents took them out of the area. This went on for 20 minutes I asked them to stop and they told me to lighten up its just a stupid chicken. No they were not locals.
Posted By: azbob

Re: What’s The World Famous Chicken Drop? - 08/27/17 11:14 PM

Gambling is not allowed on the island, now is it. smile
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