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How to Draw a Chicken in 4 Steps


Bird Image Gallery Learn how to draw a chicken by starting with basic shapes and adding details. These simple instructions include illustrations for each step. See more pictures of birds.
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Yo­u can transform bas­ic geometric shapes into this familiar farm-dweller in just a few minutes.

In this section, we'll show you how to draw the above chicken. Either draw it freehand while looking at your computer monitor or print out this page to get a closer look at each step.

Follow the red lines in each illustration to learn exactly what to draw in that step. The lines drawn in previous steps are shown in gray. We'll show you an illustration of each step and then give you a description of how to draw it.


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