Chicken Boy Photo of The Week
Stumbled across another photo of Highland Park’s most famous resident, Chicken Boy on his original roosting spot above the Chicken Boy chicken restaurant at 450 South Broadway. This photo shows our fine feathered fellow with the late afternoon sun setting on him in 1979.
Looking at this photo, it dawned on me that Chicken Boy was located next door to the 1925 Chester Building. The very same building where just last month the Vaux Swifts took up residence in an abandoned chimney. Could it be, these birds on their ancient migration of thousands of miles from South America to Alaska, stopped here looking for the last known location of Chicken Boy??? Perhaps searching for what could be the legendary god-like figure once worshiped by their ancestors? It is hard to say.
Swifts sure must have wished Chicken Boy was there to protect them from that hungry raven on the evening I shot this video. (Oh wait, never mind. He was known for frying up and serving his own kin.)