Welcome to Chicken ...
Chicken was settled in the 1890's.
The origin (or the toponymy) of Chicken: As the story goes - when the time came to name the town for the new post office, Ptarmigan was suggested. The Rock Ptarmigan is a bird that is common in the area and is a medium-sized bird of the grouse family that is also known as the Snow Chicken. When nobody was certain about the spelling of Ptarmigan, Chicken was chosen.
Chicken is 1,670 feet [509 m] above sea level.<1>.
Time Zone: Chicken lies in the Alaskan Time Zone (AKST/AKDT) and observes daylight saving time
Note: If you travel east from Chicken, you will leave Alaskan Time and cross into the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT).
Chicken is within the boundaries of the (907) area code.
The ZIP code for Chicken: 99732<2>