How To Draw a Chicken

chicken drawing

In this drawing lesson we’ll show you how to draw a Chicken in 6 easy steps. This step by step lesson progressively builds upon each previous step until you get to the final rendering of the Chicken.

Here are some interesting facts about the Chicken you might find interesting.

  • There are more chickens in the world than any other bird.
  • Chickens may live for five to eleven years, depending on the breed.
  • Hens of special laying breeds may produce as many as 300 eggs a year.
  • Chickens are gregarious birds and live together as a flock.
  • Chickens are not capable of long distance flight and will sometimes fly to explore their surroundings, but usually do so only to flee perceived danger.

You can complete this easy step-by-step drawing of a Chicken in 6 brief steps.

How To Draw a Chicken – Easy Step-by-Step Drawing Lesson

Step 1: Draw the beginning of the upper body section of the Chicken.

how to draw a chicken

Step 2: Draw from the beak down to the thigh, sketching the under belly and chest.

how to draw a chicken

Step 3: Sketch the beginnings of the talon and complete the under belly section.

how to draw a chicken

Step 4: Add more talon details and complete the tail feather section.

how to draw a chicken

Step 5: Draw the second leg and add the head details.

how to draw a chicken

Step 6: Finish the head by adding the eye, complete the wing and draw in the talons for the feet and you’re done!

how to draw a chicken

Well done! You’ve drawn a chicken! Now that you’ve finished the How To Draw a Chicken lesson, you can use the picture below to help color in your drawing or use the edge of your pencil for shading in the chicken drawing.

how to draw a chicken


You did it! Congratulations on drawing a Chicken! Your first try may not have gone smoothly, but I’m pretty sure after another attempt or two you saw a big improvement. The best way to learn how to draw a chicken and all kinds of other animals is with practice.

Are you looking for another waterfowl to draw? How about learning how to quickly and easily draw a DUCK?! Take a look here: How to Draw a Duck

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