Royal Farms rooster in Parksley finds new fame in Salisbury

( -- The Tastykake-eating rooster that lives outside the Parksley Royal Farms has been honored by the convenience store chain.

Salisbury's newest Royal Farms on Summer Drive installed an 8-foot-8-inch tall statue this summer to celebrate the chicken.

While the statue is bright yellow and visible from Route 50 near Wor-Wic Community College, the real-life chicken, a Rhode Island Red, remains at the Eastern Shore of Virginia store.


Known for hanging out out near the gas pumps and sidewalks in Parksley, "Foghorn" is still doing well after going missing for a short while in 2015. A well-meaning man didn't know the chicken was a fixture at the store. Upon hearing the public outcry on the missing chicken, he returned it after mistaking it for a stray. The-two week jaunt gained the bird national attention.

Foghorn was recently spotted with his new girlfriend, according to store representatives.

The red rooster is the property of a Parksley Road man who lives in the nearby rehabilitation center.


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