World Famous Chicken Drop
Every Thursday night in San Pedro, Belize there is a ‘world famous chicken drop’…do not worry. No chickens are harmed in the process. We just wait for them to … uh …. drop a bit of chicken poop actually. You hope that she drops it on your number(as the kitty gets as high as $1000). And, while you wait, you scream and yell at the chicken(some even throw chicken feed onto their number). Our kids were crazy for this….Jack filmed the whole thing on his iPod. Momma took pictures with her big camera
Blow it up a chicken’s butt! Excuse me? (Early 1990’s)
by Jayson Forman
When my cousin first asked me to go watch the chicken drop at Spindrift hotel’s bar, I protested, “You mean someone’s gonna drop a chicken and you win money if it lands on your square? How traumatic!”
No... it was worse than that.....
Someone blows air up a chicken’s butt and if it poos on your square, you win.
I thought “who would be drunk enough to do that? Immediately followed by “actually, I’d like to see that!”
And so began a weekly tradition that we faithfully attended and it never disappointed. Months later they added the crab race.
At first, it was the first crab that made it to the rope from the center of the circle wins. Later on, they added obstacles like some “NASCRAB” race event (NASCAR but with crabs)...
It took me a few months of merriment to come to my senses and ask the question;
Wait a minute... there are no chicken vets on the island, right?
So then, how did they know that blowing up a chicken’s butt is how you stimulate it to take a poo? LOL
Did you ever attend the (now “world famous”) chicken drop and win? Is it still held at the beach in front of Spindrift hotel?
I was always suspicious that Iliana Parham had an inside track with those chickens!
Loved doing the drop with Beverley. We had Jean Luc and Cheyenne there and they had fun. Those were the days! Fond memories...
Debbie Hereford Moore:
Don't forget if you win you get to clean up the poo!
I had a blast as game caller! I’d MC it like it was the Super Bowl! lol
Linda Carter hosted this as well.
It was always a blast.
Ok, so I have a story. It has been 32 yrs ago and I was there. My husband threw our dog into the ring and he killed the chicken. Carol Thorpe had to buy a round of drinks for everyone there and banned him from the bar forever. I couldn't believe he had done that and I just got up and left. Lol. Sorry Carol in heaven.
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