We all know how adorable cute, fluffy baby chicks are – but have you ever given any thought as to how these chicks become full-grown chickens? Well, with our comprehensive lifecycle, you will soon have all you need to know – let’s get started!
Step-By-Step Images and Instructions
Start with a black pen, and draw an “egg” shape in the center of your page, at the top.
Add an oval shape to the bottom of this, and then a long, curved shape in the bottom right of the “egg”. Add a circle shape to the top of this.
Add another egg shape to the bottom right of this, this time turning the shape on its side.
Add a wavy “splotch” in the center of this, and then add smaller circles.
Add a curved shape below this…
Add a long, thin shape to the bottom of this.
Next, add half an eggshell to the bottom of this, and another half shell, this time on its side, to the left of this.
Add another curved shape to the right of the first half of the shell, and a small circle on the top of this.
Now, add the top half of a baby chick emerging from the right shell.
Add the outline of a second chick to the left.
Add a small wing to this second chick…
And then add an eye, a beak, and two small legs at the bottom.
Add two small beak shapes to the top of this…
And then bring a curved line up from the top of this, and take it across, down, and out, before heading back across with a bumpy line. Bring the line up to the bottom of the beak.
Add a large circle for the eye, and a smaller black shape inside this.
Now, add a comb to the head of the chicken…
And add an oval shape below this, with a bumpy line on the left, and lines coming in towards the center to create a wing.
Bring a curve from the wing to the bottom of the head, and then bring a line up from the back, add four bumps, and then join this to the bottom of the head.
Add two feet to the bottom of the body…
And then use a red pen to draw arrows to connect each section.
Use a yellow pen to add color to the eggshell on each section, as well as the main section of the full-grown chickens body.
Use a brown pen for the rest of the chickens body, and the section of embryo on the second image.
Use the red pen for the comb of the grown chicken, and the beaks of the smaller chicks…
And then use an orange pen to shade the wing of the fourth image, the chick.
Grab a yellow pen and fill in the bodies of the chicks.
Use a gray pen for the patches of shadows on the bottom of the first two shapes…
And then grab a black fineliner pen.
Label the different stages from top to bottom: “EGG”, “EMBRYO”, “HATCHING”, “CHICK”, “ADULT CHICKEN”.
And there we have it -your very own adorable egg-to-chicken lifecycle to study and learn. The real question remains unanswered, however: which really came first?