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.

Before we begin the easy how to draw a chicken tutorial, here are some interesting facts about the Chicken you might find interesting.

  • Chickens are domestic fowl kept as a source of eggs and meat on farms around the world.
  • They are omnivorous birds that eat seeds, grains, insects and greens as part of their diet.
  • Chickens communicate through clucking, crowing and other vocalizations to share information.
  • Baby chickens are called chicks and hatch from eggs after approximately 21 days of incubation.
  • Roosters have colorful feathers, combs and waddles that are often larger than those of hens.
  • Chickens have nearly 2500 taste buds spread across their tongues compared to around 1000 for humans.
  • Some chicken breeds can lay over 300 eggs per year if conditions are optimal.
  • They have monocular vision with overlapping fields of vision that allows nearly 360 degree awareness.
  • The feathers on a chicken are replaced gradually throughout its life as old ones fall out.
  • The strongest chicken muscle is in their heart which can beat over 250 times per minute.

Here’s a BONUS video of our How To Draw a Chicken easy drawing lesson

You can follow along with the video or use the simple drawing steps below the video as a guide!

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

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

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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