This chicken (commonly called “chooks” in Australia) is one of a series of four spring chickens which feature springs in their construction. Each one is poised in motion as a flock in the yard often are. Each one has “personality”.
I thoroughly enjoyed making these chooks because as a kid, it was my job to feed the chooks and collect the eggs. The bodies are fashioned from car suspension springs and the legs from re-bar while the feet are construction screws forged to shape. The plumage is minimal. A study in springs!