There's a certain amount of work involved in having pretty chickens.
First of all, it's best to find someone else to do the work. In this case I used the excuse that I needed someone to model the techniques for the camera.
You'd really be surprised at how many people fall for that.
I guess it's basically the same thing that Mark Twain wrote about when Twain had Tom Sawyer trick his friends into painting the picket fence for him. I didn't get a bible though.
And of course you need a dirty chicken too. The picture above shows that indeed we do have a dirty chicken.
Next up you want to wash said chicken.
As you can see here, Carrie was hard at work scrubbing that chicken. Eventually you get down to actual chicken--Silkie, in this case---and then you style those feathers!
And then you move on to the feet! Aren't those cute little things?
Okay---maybe the nails could use a little trimming.
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