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I Took a Lickin' From a Chicken

I Took A Lickin' From A Chicken was a computerised game from back in the late 70s. It had 3 different modes - Tic-Tac-Toe, Simon, and Addition - but the Tic-Tac-Toe game was the best.

You would compete against this little motorized plastic chicken that was housed under a clear plastic dome. When it was the chicken's turn, it would move from side to side as if scanning the game board to figure out his move, while uttering mechanical clucking noises. Then it would lurch forward with a loud cluck and its selection on the game board would become illuminated.

If the chicken won the game it would caw loudly as if it was laughing at you. At the beginning of each game it would play a horrible midi rendition of "Old McDonald Had A Farm".

I Took a Lickin' From a Chicken was a really noisy game, but really fun. I remember me and my brothers received it as a Christmas gift while visiting my uncles in Chicago. We loved it and we played it non-stop on the 15-hour car ride back to Pittsburgh. By the end of the ride my mom and dad were ready to smash the thing on the pavement.

To this day it has "set the bar" for the annoying toys me and my brothers try to buy for each others' kids. We were cleaning out my parents' attic a few years back and we found the game, and it still works, and it is now annoying a new generation of parents!


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I Took a Lickin' From a Chicken Last post by remember
08 July 2008

Do You Remember I Took a Lickin' From a Chicken?

Do You Remember I Took a Lickin' From a Chicken?

  • Anonymous user
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    I have a friend looking for this game. If anyone still has one and is interested in selling it please let me know and how much. Thanks! tripod1_2002@yahoo.com
  • Anonymous user
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    I have a Lickin From a Chicken in good working condition, just a little worn through on a couple buttons and the battery door is taped to stay on. AvengingMime@aol.com for inquiries :)
  • Anonymous user
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    I have an I Took a Lickin From a Chicken and it works. Just missing battery back. Please email me at musicqueen73@hotmail.com if interested. Thanks.
  • Anonymous user
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    this was THE game of my life!! my sister and i loved it and its great to see we are not alone!
  • Anonymous user
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    I would love to share this game experience with my kids, I remember getting so much joy and fun times with this clever chicken! I'm so interested in purchasing this game in good condition. It would also add vintage to my home daycare setting.
  • Anonymous user
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    wow. I would have never remembered this game at all (supressed memory, perhaps?) had it not been for my sister. I tell ya' google is a miracle! I can remember playing this in our basement till the buttons were almost worn out! I loved it!
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    Where can I buy one of these chickens?
  • Anonymous user
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    My sister and i use to play this all the time!!! i was just thinking about this game recently after many years and would love to get my hands on it..if anyone has it for sale please let me know.
  • Anonymous user
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    I have one complete with box, original instructions and it works! (the dome is a little scratched, battery case is there and the keypad is in very good used condition) Will sell to the highest bidder. wilmadeene at yahoo.com
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    Help me please!! I bought "I took a Lickin From a Chicken" for my daughter in 1979 or 1980 who is now 32 years old. She stiil remember the hours of fun she had with that old chicken laughing at her with that annoying clucking laugh. I am interested in buying one. Does any one out there have one that stiil works and is interested in selling it?