In context, the sign for "chicken" uses the same sign
CHICKEN = BIRD:
Even though CHICKEN is the same sign as "BIRD" the difference is
usually quite easily understood in
If you have to have a difference, (for example, if you are interpreting a
lecture regarding different types of birds) you can do the "beak"
sign with your right hand and hold your left flat hand palm up in
front of you. Then bring the "beak" down to the left hand to
represent a chicken pecking for seeds on the ground.
In a message dated 9/3/2009 1:54:02 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time, Rmellis5
I am confused about the chicken sign. In SC I have seen a different sign
used. Can you tell me if you have seen it and if it is correct? The thumb of
the right hand touches the chin and the first two fingers are sticking up
but slightly crooked and the last two fingers stay bent into the palm. There
is also a tapping of this sign on the chin. Please help.
Thanks, Melanie Ellis
Yes, I've seen that version.
I generally use that to mean "hen." I do my version of hen using a "three"
handshape (the index and middle are not bent) and tap it on the chin twice.
To do rooster, I do that sign on the head.
So, I can certainly see how in your region that the "hen" sign would come to
be used to mean "chicken."
HEN (or in some regions "chicken")
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