National Chicken Boy Day

National Chicken Boy Day

Although many may not have heard of Chicken Boy yet, those who have enjoyed the experience have developed a little bit of a following. Chicken Boy Day is a great opportunity to learn more about this iconic landmark and all the fun that comes with it.

Although it is not as well-known as Chicken Boy, it is still a very interesting statue. It can be found in Los Angeles, California. Chicken Boy’s history goes back over 50 years. It was created from fiberglass in the 1960s. The statue has a chicken head and a body made of fiberglass. The International Fiberglass Company from Venice made this statue. They are also responsible for the outdoor advertising statues of Paul Bunyan and the Muffler Man.

Chicken Boy, who stood 22 feet tall, was placed on top a roof of the historic Route 66 in Downtown LA. He could be seen standing guard over the city while holding a bucket of chicken. The statue was placed on top of Chicken Boy until 1984, when it was taken down by the owner.

Amy Inouye was the original artist in possession of the statue. She brought Chicken Boy out to her studio on Avenue 56 and Figueroa Street Los Angeles in 2007 and placed him there.

Chicken Boy was not in perfect condition after decades of storage, so a community effort began to pay for its restoration. National Chicken Boy Day honors this iconic statue, which is both silly and funny, that towers over Los Angeles.

Enjoy some great fun celebrating this iconic, quirky statue with these ideas

It’s a great way to celebrate the day by going to Los Angeles to see Chicken Boy. There are so many things to do in LA that the statue is just one of many stops.

Chicken Boy was an advertising stunt for the restaurant. One way to celebrate National Chicken Boy Day is to eat fried chicken. Unfortunately, the original restaurant is now closed. However, other local fried chicken restaurants can offer delicious buckets of chicken to celebrate the occasion.

It might not be 22 feet tall but it would be a great project for National Chicken Boy Day to have your kids or friends recreate the statue in miniature. Take a look at some pictures online and get some modeling clay. You’ll be amazed at how much fun it can be to create a man holding a yellow bucket with a chicken head!


Jan 09 2025


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