big metal chicken

Thought I’d class up the place, some. Nothing like a piece of art to do that. I was driving over to my mom’s to do some chores for her, dutiful son that I am, and went past the shop with the big metal chickens and knew right away that just one big metal chicken would transform this place from a regular back yard to the Hidcote of the Rockies.

I decided to get a medium big metal chicken just to try it on for size, so to speak. They had large big metal chickens, as well as a large big metal turkey, which was slightly seasonal, and I was afraid that the local rednecks would swipe it so they could worship it as a god.

Here it is. Sitting on the patio prior to placement in the garden proper. The brown ring on the patio is a rust stain from a whiskey barrel that fell apart. Should have used a coaster.

Maybe in the blue grama lawn, standing guard. The tomato cage protects a newly planted Elaeagnus ‘Quicksilver’.  I heard sirens when I planted that and thought they were coming for me. It’s not a russianolive, but try proving that to the plant police.

Maybe in the regular lawn out in back. I keep this for the dog, for reasons obvious to dog owners. Also for the rabbits. They’re supposed to nibble on this instead of my plants, and even a medium big metal chicken might scare them off, into other parts of the garden.

It’ll go in Cindy’s garden instead, for now, anyway. She liked this sort of thing.

That’s how easy it is to add class to your garden.

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11 Responses to big metal chicken

  1. cheryl says:

    I love it! Only I doubt he’ll eat many bugs for you.

  2. Lucie K. says:

    I fear you’ve gone off your rocker… Maybe you need some more cake to ground yourself?

  3. Loree says:

    If only he were advertising Budweiser rather than Corona, now that would be true class.

  4. paridevita says:

    Sissinghurst has (or had) Ming pots, I have a big metal chicken. I’m thinking now that the big metal turkey might look good at the end of the path, as a “focal point”. Unless anyone has a spare Ming pot….


  5. Astra says:

    That is awesome. I lean toward the snobbish side on my garden art but I love that chicken.

  6. P.V.L. says:

    I have a medium big metal chicken too! but he’s all brown and not as cool as yours. He has plants growing out of his back so had to come indoors, but he wants back out, to graze in the tall grass with the wild (non-metal) turkeys. Maybe next week.

    • paridevita says:

      Some people just don’t appreciate real class, I guess.
      There used to be a plastic duck on a stick here; the wings twirled when the wind blew. It wasn’t something I wanted for the garden, but it was there anyway.


  7. The Corona logo is an elegant touch indeed.

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