I Like Chicken…but Chicken Fungi?

I’ve admired this beautiful fungus, but never knew what it was called until I started this blog.  While doing research I learned some people actually cook and eat this fungi (please note I am not responsible if you do this).  However, some sites say it is poisonous depending on the tree it grows on.  I think I’ll just leave it on the tree, thank you very much. Perhaps I will just cluck at it while snapping its profile.

Here are the facts:  actually called “chicken of the woods”. Has a chicken like texture. Orange, yellow when young, turns white as it ages.

Here is old chicken fungus, discovered in Dec. 2009 at Burr Pond