The Big Chicken

Real Estate Agent with Atlanta Communities 303302

Yesterday I wrote about a Turkey. Today, a chicken. Don't get me wrong, I am not in a "Fowl" mood, just like talking about quirky things in the area. So, what's up with a big chicken? Not a big chicken, but THE big chicken.

In a neighboring town, Marietta, Ga. there exists a landmark known by all. So much so that the locals offer directions that always include this landmark in their instructions. Where is the so and so, they will ask. The local will reply, well, you hang a right at the big chicken...

The big chicken. So, this landmark is in front of a Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant. It rises above the restaurant a good 30 feet and has a rotating eyeball and beak that opens and closes. It can be seen for blocks around. Years ago the restaurant needed to make repairs to the chicken and decided it might be best if they just removed it. There was such an uproar from locals that the restaurant went ahead and made the repairs. Not sure if the money was worth it, but there continues to this day to be a line everyday at the door.

So, if you are ever in Marietta Ga. take the time to visit The Big Chicken, you won't regret it. Can't find it? Just ask anyone and they will be able to get you there.

To see more about the big chicken, click here!

Posted by

Peter den Boer, Associate Broker, Realtor

Atlanta Communities Real estate Brokerage


Ph. 770.713.1545


I write about daily life as a Realtor in the Towne Lake Community in Woodstock Georgia.

Comments (4)

Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Well everyone in town knew where the Big Chicken was  ! To remove it would have caused havoc !

May 22, 2020 06:13 AM
Peter den Boer

I think they just "Chickened" out!

May 22, 2020 06:17 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


I love your "fowl" stories this week.  Wishing you a delightful long weekend.  Cheers, A

May 22, 2020 06:34 AM
Peter den Boer

Just winging it this week!

May 22, 2020 08:04 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Peter den Boer - oh that is really neat.  I will look for the landmark next time I am in the Atlanta area.

May 22, 2020 07:24 AM
Peter den Boer

It's unlike anything else I have seen, that's for sure!

May 22, 2020 08:05 AM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

I'm  having fun with this and that chicken is really BIG!!!!!

May 22, 2020 07:33 PM