Before coming to Chicken I read in a guidebook that "There are no chickens in Chicken." Let me tell you now that the guidebook is dead wrong. There are exactly two chickens in Chicken, or perhaps I should say 1.9 chickens. They both are nameless, so I shall call the white chicken Ivory and the black chicken Ebony.
Ivory is a rooster, but he has lost his comb to frostbite. Ebony is a hen, and last winter when it was -60 F, her feet and lower legs froze and fell off. She is a brave and determined little bird and still gets about, crawling on her wings and drumsticks. That's why I say 1.9 chickens. These share their pen, between the Chicken Creek Restaurant and the Saloon, with a duck who thinks he's a chicken. The duck was too shy to pose for my picture.
When you are in Chicken don't miss meeting Tucker, the three-legged dog. He can usually be found hanging out near the chicken pen.
Tucker is a 9-year-old mutt, half collie and half husky, who lost his front left leg in a fight with a GMC truck. He came to Chicken from Edmondton, Alberta, where he used to spend his time dodging the props at the Edmondton Airport. Tucker always did like to live dangerously.
There are other dogs in Chicken, but Tucker has such a winsome personality that he has become something of a town mascot.