Anyone have a rooster/hen weathervane on their coop - pics?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by kiwiegg, Apr 4, 2012.

  1. kiwiegg

    kiwiegg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I extended my 2x6 ridge beam out an extra foot each end so I could mount a rooster weathervane (it's symbolic, won't have a real rooster so I'm hoping that it will scare the bejesus out of any hawks who are thinking of chicken dinner).

    Anyone have any cool ones to show or can tell me a good place to get a unique one?

    Cheers! [​IMG]
     
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  2. itsren

    itsren Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd love to find a small hen weathervane for my little coop. They are spendy! Found an inexpensive rooster weathervane on ebay ($20), but I'd really like a hen.
     
  3. ChickyT

    ChickyT Out Of The Brooder

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    We are still in the process of building our coop. I lucked out and found a weathervane at a garage sale - I couldn't pass it up! You can see it here on the left. Right now our chicks are hanging out in the garage. I hope to have the coop done by the end of the month. Good luck finding your own weathervane!
     
  4. bj taylor

    bj taylor Chillin' With My Peeps

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    when i find one for a good price that looks good to me, i'll snag it. no weathervane yet.
     
  5. Stumpy

    Stumpy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Stumpy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I contacted the seller of the item I listed and they said they do custom weather vanes for $25.00. That might be a way to get a hen and chicks weather vane. Their website is www.thelazyscroll.com. (No affiliation).
     
  7. Red Barn Farms

    Red Barn Farms ~Friendly Fowl~

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    This is a good post but makes me mad to! LOL We had bought a very nice weather vane for my step-father one Christmas to go on top of his barn. It was of a rooster and made of solid copper and very large. It was about four foot tall. We paid about 150.00 for this thing. He never mounted it and when he sold his farm he let it go in auction for 10 bucks. LOL! GRR. I would had bought it back but couldn't be at that auction.

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    This is exactly like the one we bought him. Now getting madder by the minute. The price has seemed to have gotten higher. LOL

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Ful...ultDomain_0&hash=item4164f84b24#ht_500wt_1180
     
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  8. Chicky-dees

    Chicky-dees Chillin' With My Peeps

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    LOL! I've been there but with my mother-n-law, and it was a set of wind chimes, not a weather vane.

    I'm looking for a good weather vane, too! I've looked at all of garden places around here, but most are decorative or meant to be yard art and aren't good quality. I would have loved to have gotten your copper one for $10 bucks! [​IMG]
     
  9. Chicky-dees

    Chicky-dees Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone had any luck with aluminum ones? I wouldn't be opposed to a cast iron one either, altho I know it would need a paint job every now and then to keep it from eventually making rusty spots on my roof......plus I'm sure shipping would be a bit of an expense on the cast iron....The aluminum ones I'm finding on the internet look pretty good and are a tad bit cheaper.
     
  10. itsren

    itsren Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks Stumpy!
     

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