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Giant Roosters, Chickens & Turkeys (page 2)

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Chicken [gone]
Bridgeton, NJ
Chicken
Bonner Springs, KS
Chicken
Abingdon, VA
Chicken
Lebanon, PA
The Chicken in Bridgeton stood in front of Fisher's Food Center. He was stolen a number of times. These photos are from 2006. In 2010, Fisher's closed and was replaced by Hopewell Custard. The giant steer on the roof was still there but the chicken was gone. Sometime after 2013, Hopewell Custard closed.

The Chicken in Bonner Springs is located at the National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame.

The Chicken in Abingdon stands on top of the sign at Dutt & Wagner of Virginia, an egg producer. [map]

The Chicken in Lebanon is on the roof of Mark Hershey Farms, an animal feed manufacturer. [map]

There is another statue like the ones in Bonner Springs, Abingdon, and Lebanon in Bethel, PA and Seely, MT.

Chicken
Delano, MN
This Chicken is about 13 feet tall and located at a BP gas station. It was installed here in 1988. The chicken was designed by FAST to hold a child's swing under each arm. [map]

There is another statue like this one in Parkston, SD.

Rooster
Brentwood, PA
Chicken
Seaside Heights, NJ
Chicken
Merrill, WI
The Rooster in Pittsburgh is installed in front of Rowdy B.B.Q. This appears to be a modern, unique creation. "Rowdy" was installed around 2007. [map]

The Chicken in Seaside Heights was located on the Boardwalk with several other fiberglass statues when this photo was taken in 2007. I don't know if it is still there.

The Chicken in Merrill is installed next to Ed & Sharon's Restaurant. He is nicknamed "Eddie" after the owner. [map]

Chicken
Byron Center, MI
Chicken [gone]
Prudenville, MI
Chicken
St. Louis, MI
Chicken
Forest Hill, TX
Chicken
Levering, MI
Chicken [gone]
Honor, MI
Chicken
Greenbush, MI
Chicken
Clawson, MI
These eight fiberglass chickens were produced by Ben Robinson of the Plycrete Mold Co. The original sculpture from which the mold was made was created by Elmer Johnson. The company was based in Elk Rapids, MI. I have not seen these statues outside of Michigan.

The Chicken in Byron Center is installed in the parking lot of Jake's Bar & Grill at the Byron Center Hotel. [first photo thanks Clayton Lubbers] [map]

The Chicken in Prudenville stood in front of the Lake Break restaurant. This photo is from 2006. By 2008, the restaurant had closed and the statue was gone.

The Chicken in St. Louis is located in front of The Original Tony's Giant Steak Sandwich which opened in 1946. The statue was repainted around 2007. [map]

The Chicken in Forest Hill is located at Oliver's Fried Chicken. The statue has been there since at least 2008. [map]

The Chicken in Levering has been painted red, white and blue since 2009. He is located at the Levering Cafe. [map]

The Chicken in Honor stood in front of the Cherry Bowl Drive-in. These photos are from 2006. The statue was still there in 2015 but gone by 2016.

The Chicken in Greenbush is draped with Christmas tree lights. He stands in front of the Red Rooster Restaurant. This photo is from 2011. The restaurant is closed now. I don't know if the statue is still there. [map]

The Chicken in Clawson was installed on the roof of Faym-Us Chicken when these photos were taken in 2006. The restaurant closed around 2012. Around 2016, the place reopened as the Atomic Chicken. The statue is still there but the sign is gone. [map]

Three Chefs [gone]
Mason, MI
Cecil's Cafe
Marshalltown, IA
Mister Chicken
Dearborn Heights, MI
Gene's Restaurant
Schuyler, NE
The Three Chefs featured a "Broaster Chicken" on its roof while the Mister Chicken features one atop their sign. This statue must have been used by a chain affiliated with Broaster Foods. I assume these hat-wearing rooster statues came first and inspired the other types (see below). The Three Chefs restaurant has been demolished and replaced with a Wendy's. The whereabouts of the rooster is unknown. [photo thanks Mark Comstock]

The Cecil's Cafe Broaster Chicken is installed on a pole next to the restaurant. [map]

Mister Chicken was established in 1961. This statue is installed on top of the restaurant's sign. [map]

Gene's Restaurant's chicken is located on the roof. [map]

Bridges Restaurant [gone]
Princeton, IA
Broaster
Chicken
Turlock, CA
Red Rooster
Rental
Eldon, IA
Fast Eddie's
Fried Chicken
Alton, IL
Dari-y Drive-Inn
Goldfield, IA
Redwood Coast
Cellular [gone]
Eureka, CA
Bridges Restaurant featured this rooftop Broaster Chicken. It wasn't clear if this place was still open when this photo was taken in 2010. The statue was still there in 2015 but gone by 2016.

The Broaster Chicken in Turlock advertises for Shady Oak Organic Eggs. The statue has been there since at least 2012. [map]

The broaster chicken at Red Rooster Rental has been there since at least 2007. [map]

Fast Eddie's Fried Chicken's chicken is installed on a pole next to the restaurant. [map]

The Dari-y Drive-Inn chicken is protected behind fencing. He has been nicknamed Ronnie Rooster. [map]

The Redwood Coast Cellular chicken was dressed up like Uncle Sam. This statue was slightly different from the others shown here and was probably built later. This photo is from 2008. The statue was removed sometime between 2013 and 2015.

Blacksmith
Lounge & Broaster
Hugo, MN
Bob's Cafe
Sioux Falls, SD
De Toy's
Family Restaurant
Madison, MN
The Blacksmith Lounge & Broaster has a wood-carved broaster chicken statue. [map]

Bob's Cafe and De Toy's Family Restaurant feature signs with broaster chicken images. [Bob's map]; [De Toy's map]

More Broaster Chickens:
Acton, CA
Sheldon, IA [gone]
Paynesville, MN [map]
Pioneer, TN [gone]

Rooster [gone]
Pigeon Forge, TN
Rooster
Atlanta, GA
Rooster
East Peoria, IL
Rooster [gone]
Eau Claire, WI
The Rooster in Pigeon Forge stood outside the Tennessee Oak Furniture store. They called him the "Big C" for Big Chicken. In the mid-1970s, the statue stood in front of the Three Bears Gift Shop. The City of Pigeon Forge sued for illegal signage but the the store won with the judge ruling the rooster was not a sign. This photo from 1984 shows the same or very similar statue in front of Shirt World. The statue was put in storage around 1988 and moved to this site in 2004. These photos are from 2005. The furniture store is now known as Timber Valley Furniture. The rooster is gone.

The Rooster in Atlanta stood in front of the Tropical Flavor Restaurant when these photos were taken in 2007. The belt, hat, and similar paint makes me strongly suspect that this could be the same, restored statue that was in Pigeon Forge. In 2015, the building began housing the Jamrock Restaurant. The statue was still there in 2016. [map]

The Rooster in East Peoria stands in front of Carl's Bakery & Restaurant. [map]

The Rooster in Eau Claire was installed on the roof of Ron's Family Restaurant when this photo was taken in 2007. By 2010, the restaurant had a new name and the rooster was gone.

Rooster
Coxs Creek, KY
Rooster
Hudson, MI
(now Pinckney, MI)
Rooster
Spencer, IN
Rooster
Osseo, WI
The Rooster in Coxs Creek stands in front of the Rooster Run General Store. He sports a bib that says "Hello, my name is Ozzy Frank". [map]

The Rooster in Hudson was located at Borg Poultry Farm when this photo was taken in 2011. It is now in Pinckney, MI at Ed Bock Feeds & Stuff. [map]

The Rooster in Spencer is installed at the Owen County Fairgrounds. It was originally located at a restaurant in town which closed.

The Rooster in Osseo is located in front of Moe's Diner where there is also a steer statue on top of the diner's sign. [map]

Rooster
Potterville, MI
Rooster
Birnamwood, WI
Barrel Drive-in
Clear Lake, IA
The Rooster in Potterville advertises for Joe's Gizzard City. It is parked on Lansing Rd. when it isn't being driven around towns in parades. [map]

The Rooster in Birnamwood stands on top of a sign on Highway 45 advertising for the nearby Chet & Emil's Restaurant. Naturally, they serve broasted chicken. [map]

The Barrel Drive-in rooster was once installed on a trailer and used in local parades. This drive-in opened in 1958 but I don't know how long the rooster has been here. [map]

Marathon station
Warren, IN
Ron's Roost
Cincinnati, OH
Rooster [gone]
Logansport, IN
Rooster
Noblesville, IN
The Rooster in Warren is located at a Marathon gas station. [map]

The Rooster at Ron's Roost restaurant is installed on the roof. [map]

The Rooster in Logansport stood in front of Next Day Container when this photo was taken in 2010. By 2014, the statue was gone.

The Rooster in Noblesville stood in front of a former antiques store when these photos were taken in 2006. The rooster and building had been freshly painted white and a new business was moving in. The rooster may have been installed when Aunt Bee's Restaurant was here. The rooster had been quite colorful before. By 2013, the business in the building behind the rooster was Hamilton Hills Animal Hospital. The statue remains and is still painted white. For more, see this website. [map]

Rooster
Marinette, WI
Rooster
Waukesha, WI
Rooster
Pardeeville, WI
(now Portage, WI)
The Rooster in Marinette is located at a BP gas station. It was previously installed at the Ellis Big Chicken Restaurant which is gone now. For more, see this website. [map]

The Rooster in Waukesha stands in front of a farm west of town. [map]

The Rooster in Pardeeville was installed on the roof of the Big Chicken Resale Shop when this photo was taken in 2011. Later that year, the store moved to Portage. The rooster is installed over the entrance there. It is only about five feet tall. I have not seen this smaller size before. A tag identifies the manufacturer of this statue as Creative Display, an early fiberglass statue producer. [map]

More Big-Tailed Chickens:
Conway, AR [map]
Jonesboro, AR [gone]

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