Here's the beginnings of my chicken rug. Amazingly, this is all I got done in 4 days of camp. I'm using a #8 cut. The chickens are not difficult, but do require some planning to get the "feathers" to look right. My teacher was Dianne Kelly. She had a version of the rug there and I used her hooking as a guide to draw some lines on my pattern to help me. So far, I love it. But, I'm going to finish my fruit rug before I work on this.