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Fitzgerald, Georgia mayor hopes giant chicken topiary will bring tourists, business

In Fitzgerald, Georgia, it's not unusual to see and hear wild chickens roaming the streets, so it makes sense they would build a giant statue to celebrate the oddity. This is Mayor Jim Puckett's baby, and the bed and breakfast topiary sits 62 feet high, making it the largest chicken in the world. "A lot of folks want to make jokes about a chicken bush. This is not going to be a bush, this is going to be a beautifully-sculpted topiary," he described. Mayor Puckett hatched the plan when he got into office. The goal is to get this South Georgia henhouse on the map. The story has popped up in numerous newspapers across the country, including the Wall Street Journal, and that, in turn, has folks squawking, calling city hall to try and get into the future tourist attraction. Subscribe to 13WMAZ for exclusive content: 13WMAZ News is the #1 station for news and weather in the Central Georgia area, serving people in Dublin, Macon, Milledgeville and Warner Robins. Follow 13WMAZ on Social: Facebook: Instagram: Visit Site:



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