How to Draw and Label the Life Cycle of a Chicken

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!


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Step-By-Step Images and Instructions

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Start with a black pen, and draw an “egg” shape in the center of your page, at the top.


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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.


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Add another egg shape to the bottom right of this, this time turning the shape on its side.


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Add a wavy “splotch” in the center of this, and then add smaller circles.


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Add a curved shape below this…


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Add a long, thin shape to the bottom of this.


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Next, add half an eggshell to the bottom of this, and another half shell, this time on its side, to the left of this.


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Add another curved shape to the right of the first half of the shell, and a small circle on the top of this.


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Now, add the top half of a baby chick emerging from the right shell.


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Add the outline of a second chick to the left.


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Add a small wing to this second chick…


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And then add an eye, a beak, and two small legs at the bottom.


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Add two small beak shapes to the top of this…


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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.


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Add a large circle for the eye, and a smaller black shape inside this.


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Now, add a comb to the head of the chicken…


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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.


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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.


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Add two feet to the bottom of the body…


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And then use a red pen to draw arrows to connect each section.


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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.


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Use a brown pen for the rest of the chickens body, and the section of embryo on the second image.


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Use the red pen for the comb of the grown chicken, and the beaks of the smaller chicks…


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And then use an orange pen to shade the wing of the fourth image, the chick.


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Grab a yellow pen and fill in the bodies of the chicks.


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Use a gray pen for the patches of shadows on the bottom of the first two shapes…


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And then grab a black fineliner pen.


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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?

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