I Want a Big Metal Sculpture of a Chicken for My Coop

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by calista, Aug 5, 2011.

  1. calista

    calista Songster

    Jan 27, 2010
    I'm only being half-facetious in posting this thread, as DH said he would pay for a metal sculpture of a chicken as "yard art" for my coop.

    I made the mistake of searching "metal chicken sculpture" on Google, and now I can't decide between my three favorites. What do you think?

    This one is 15 feet tall and weighs 7500lbs, constructed from landfill compactor steel, a trenching machine, a road grader, and some tin roof. It's in Key West, so the shipping cost to get it to me would be murder: [​IMG]


    This one's smaller (only 13 feet tall) and is made of really cool old chrome car bumpers. It's nearly as far away -- Alabama:


    And I guess this one of stainless steel and bronze in Australia is totally out of the question cost-wise:


    Okay, all kidding aside, has anyone ever made a metal chicken sculpture of ANY size? How would I find a metal sculpture artist who could use recycled materials to fashion my very own yard-art chicken?

    You KNOW you want one... [​IMG]
  2. NanaLantana

    NanaLantana Chirping

    Feb 7, 2011
    Lantana, Florida
    Yes, I WANT ONE!! I really love the first one you posted, but it's a little too big for me. But I guess I could drive down to Key West to pick it up - - - - nah - Maybe I'll build my own some day. Old shovel heads, rake heads, etc might work. And lots of outdoor rustoleum paint!! I do have a welder - some old rebar - old steel tool pieces - and 24 hours every day - - - [​IMG]
  3. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Of COURSE I want one!

    Luckily, I do have a rooster weathervane on the coop, and some small, yard art chickens, but I truly need a huge metal chicken sculpture. You betcha!
  4. hennyannie

    hennyannie Songster

    Mar 12, 2011
    North Carolina
    They have a small version of these at a local BBQ place near me, my DH is afraid I'm gonna use his truck to steal it!
  5. calista

    calista Songster

    Jan 27, 2010
    Quote:Ha, ha -- thanks for that most entertaining story and another possible to add to my wish list.

    The five-foot chicken at the front door was priceless. [​IMG]
  6. chickiepie

    chickiepie Chirping

    Mar 12, 2011
    Bucks County PA

    I really love those! I grew up very near Fruita, Colorado, home of Mike the Headless Chicken, and a while back they had a local sculpter make a statue of him. He made it all out of rusty parts...very cool!!
  7. 8WarEagleChicks

    8WarEagleChicks In the Brooder

    Aug 15, 2010
    I saw a place off I-20W just as you cross over into Alabama. Next to a fireworks stand. He had fun BIG (6 ft I'm guessing and smaller) metal sculpture roosters.

    I would have stopped but

    #1- my kids were not in the mood for one of my "chicken capers"
    #2 the van was already full!
    #3 - I didn't have any money to "invest" [​IMG]

    One of these days...
  8. ThinkingChickens

    ThinkingChickens Songster

    Feb 18, 2011
    I've been searching for a recycled metal rooster which I've seen in the past. I may end up going with a cast stone rooster though since the metal ones tend to be pricey! Since I don't have a real rooster this guy will guard our walk in run.

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