A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
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>
Communities near Chicken ...
A sample of nearby communities can be found below.
Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you are going to drive.<3>.
To learn more about neighboring communities, please visit the Nearby Page for Chicken.
TripAdvisor Tourism Page for Chicken ...
Looking for more information about Chicken? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.
You can learn more by visiting the TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chicken.
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
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This page was last modified: 19 May 2019