How to sign chicken in American Sign Language

Sign #1 (1 of 1)


The bird

Sign Instructions:

Begin with the index finger of your dominant hand touching your mouth and the palm of your non-dominant hand laid out in front of you. Bring your dominant hand down to your palm, bringing the fingertips of your thumb and index fingers together as you touch your palm. After touching your palm, slightly lift your dominant hand up, bringing the fingertips of your thumb and index finger apart, and then bring it back down to your palm one more time.


Example Video

Tutorial Video

Sequential Image Breakdown

Sequential Breakdown of chicken

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of chicken

End of Sign

Final Frame of chicken

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for chicken
Extend your thumb and index finger to form an 'L' shape, with the other fingers curled in.
Dominant Handshape for chicken
Touch your thumb to the tip of your index finger as if pinching, with the other fingers curled into the palm.

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Non-Dominant Handshape for chicken
Extend your fingers and press them together, with your thumb sticking out to the side.

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