I don't know what we called it, but we played it in the pool. Private pools only, as the lifeguard would blow his whistle and yell at you in the public pool - and there really wasn't room anyway.
Chicken fighting is best done in a swimming pool with a girl in a bikini on your shoulders.
Hoo-rah!. One summer in my single years, I took up women's softball as my summer sport. It was great, sitting in the stands drinking beer. The only more vicious blood-sport I've watched is high school girls basketball.