Over at "No Spring Chicken," Debbie has a great, easy pattern for making chickens. Go check her chickens out --
I was enamoured of this knitting-chickens idea, so I hunted up some chickenish yarn and started knitting a square, thus:
I didn't remember to take a photo until I was fairly far along. But the instructions are straightforward, I think.
Oh -- and now I've started unraveling the first rectangle, and I'm re-knitting it into a square. Live and learn.