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Large chicken statue with plants being built in Georgia

AP
Published : Oct 24, 2019, 11:00 am IST
Updated : Oct 24, 2019, 11:00 am IST

Georgia town bets on giant bushy chicken to attract tourists.

The statue is likely to be ready by year's end. (Photo: Representational/ Pexels)
 The statue is likely to be ready by year's end. (Photo: Representational/ Pexels)

Georgia: Why did the tourists cross the road? One south Georgia town hopes it will be to see a giant bushy chicken statue. Fitzgerald Mayor Jim Puckett tells local news outlets that the town is building the world’s largest chicken topiary, a 62-foot (19-metre) steel-framed chicken with plants growing on it.

Wild Burmese chickens have long roamed Fitzgerald. Puckett aims to leverage that reputation to draw tourists. He says: “They want to see chickens, so we’re going to show them a chicken.”

 

The city is spending USD 150,000 on the topiary, designed to top the 56-foot (17-metre) tall steel “Big Chicken” at a Kentucky Fried Chicken in Marietta. Puckett says the Fitzgerald topiary could even include an apartment for overnight rentals and an observation deck. It should be ready by year’s end.

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