Well, I guess this is pretty much finished. I will let it sit around the studio for a bit....then take another look.
I think the reason I enjoyed painting this subject was not just because I wanted to do a chicken painting, but it reminded me of childhood images. I can't tell you how much this reminds me of the chicken coop situation we had when I was a young boy. I grew up with horses, raised pigeons, rabbits, and we had this chicken coop with this same type of fencing around it to keep predators out....as I recall. Doing this painting brought it back. It is a very pleasant memory. I would not want to have to deal with the work and upkeep involved with it now.....but it was a happy time......of course, then came cars and everything else. Thanks for listening to my ramblings