Skip to Content

Chicken Coloring Pages (free printable PDF templates)

Welcome to the world of chicken coloring pages, where creativity and imagination take flight! Whether you are a fan of these feathered friends or simply looking for a fun and engaging activity, chicken coloring sheets offer a delightful way to express yourself and add vibrant hues to these adorable barnyard creatures. With various fun designs to choose from, these printable templates provide endless possibilities for artistic exploration. So grab your coloring tools and embark on a colorful journey filled with clucks, feathers, and endless entertainment.

Chicken coloring pages
Chicken coloring pages (free printable PDF templates).

Simply choose the design that appeals to you, download the free PDF template, print it, and indulge in coloring to your heart’s desire.

Alternatively, you can also utilize them as embroidery patterns or draw inspiration for those intricate fine line tattoos.

Chicken facts

For those who are new to my coloring pages, it’s important to note that I enjoy providing the opportunity to not only engage in coloring but also to explore and learn about the subject matter.

By offering educational insights, you can seamlessly transform your coloring experience into an enlightening lesson.

So, let’s dive right in and discover the fascinating world of chickens together!

Here are some fun and interesting, simplified, facts about chickens (my reference source can be found here).

  • Chickens belong to the species Gallus gallus domesticus and are descendants of the wild red junglefowl.
  • They are one of the most widespread domesticated animals and are found all around the world.
  • Chickens were first domesticated for their fighting abilities in Southeast Asia around 7,000 to 10,000 years ago.
  • They are omnivorous birds, meaning they eat both plants and animals. Their diet includes seeds, insects, small mammals, and even reptiles.
  • Chickens have a wide variety of vocalizations and use different sounds to communicate with each other.
  • They have a well-developed sense of hearing and can detect a wide range of frequencies, even those beyond the capabilities of humans.
  • Chickens have a remarkable ability to remember and recognize more than 100 different individuals, including humans.
  • They possess a unique color vision that allows them to see a broader range of colors than humans.
  • Chickens are highly social animals and form complex social hierarchies within their flocks.
  • Domesticated chickens come in various breeds, each with its distinctive appearance, size, and coloration.
  • Chickens have been bred for different purposes, such as egg-laying, meat production, or ornamental qualities.
  • The average lifespan of a chicken is around 5 to 10 years, but some individuals have been known to live longer.
  • Chickens have a strong homing instinct and can navigate their way back to their coop even when released in unfamiliar surroundings.
  • They are excellent mothers and show strong nurturing behavior towards their chicks.
  • Chickens are capable of displaying a wide range of emotions, including happiness, fear, and distress.

These facts offer just a glimpse into the fascinating world of all things chicken. If you would like to explore further into the world of chickens, here are some other reputable resources to learn while coloring:

  • To see all of my free printables, go here.
  • To see an alphabetized index of all of my coloring pages, go here.
  • To see all of my Animals coloring pages, go here.
  • To see all of my Birds coloring pages, go here.

Tips for coloring

When it comes to coloring a picture of a chicken, here are some of my best tips and tricks to enhance your coloring experience:

  • Observe real chickens: Look at reference images or observe live chickens to get a better understanding of their colors, patterns, and textures. This will help you create a more realistic depiction.
  • Start with a light outline: Begin by lightly sketching the outline of the chicken using a colored pencil. This will serve as a guide and can be erased later.
  • Choose appropriate colors: Select colors that closely resemble the plumage of chickens. Common colors include shades of yellow, brown, white, and black. However, some chicken breeds have more unique colorations, so reference images will be helpful.
  • Layer and blend colors: Build up the colors gradually by layering and blending different shades. Start with lighter colors and add darker tones to create depth and dimension.
  • Pay attention to details: Focus on the smaller details, such as the texture of the feathers, the shape of the beak, and the eyes of the chicken. Adding these details will bring your coloring page to life.
  • Experiment with different coloring techniques: Try out various techniques like stippling, cross-hatching, or blending with markers or colored pencils. This experimentation can add interesting textures and effects to your artwork.
  • Add background elements: Consider incorporating a background that complements the chicken, such as a farmyard setting or a sunny landscape. This will help create a complete scene.
  • Use reference images: If you’re unsure about specific colors or patterns, refer to real chicken photographs or illustrations. This will ensure accuracy and authenticity in your coloring.
  • Get creative: While realism is an option, feel free to let your creativity soar. You can use vibrant and imaginative colors to create unique and artistic interpretations of chickens.
  • Have fun and relax: Remember, coloring is a fun and relaxing activity. Don’t be afraid to experiment, make mistakes, and enjoy the process. Allow yourself to express your own style and enjoy the joy of coloring chickens!

By incorporating these tips and tricks, you’ll be able to create beautiful and captivating colored pictures of chickens. Happy coloring!

Options For Printing:

Letter C is for chicken writing practice worksheets

*My letter C is for chicken coloring sheet printables are specifically designed to be used in a classroom setting, they are the only printable options on this page that do not need written permission to use in a public setting.

Please send the link to this post along if anyone asks you where you got them. Thank you!

Letter C Is For Chicken Coloring Page Example
Letter C Is For Chicken Coloring Page Example
Letter C Is For Chicken Worksheet Example
Letter C Is For Chicken Worksheet Example

Floral Chickens

Floral Chicken Coloring Page Example
Floral Chicken Coloring Page Example
Floral Chicken Colouring Pages Example
Floral Chicken Colouring Pages Example
Floral Chicken Colouring Sheets Example
Floral Chicken Colouring Sheets Example

Misc Chicken Images

Coloring Page Of Chicken Example
Coloring Page Of Chicken Example
Coloring Pages Of Chicken Example
Coloring Pages Of Chicken Example
Chicken Coloring Sheets Example
Chicken Coloring Sheets Example
Chicken Coloring Sheet Example
Chicken Coloring Sheet Example
Chicken Colouring Sheet Example
Chicken Colouring Sheet Example
Chicken Printables Example
Chicken Printables Example


What are natural chicken colors?

Natural chicken colors can vary depending on the breed and individual variations, but here are some common natural chicken colors:

White: Some chicken breeds, such as the Leghorn, have pure white feathers.

Black: Breeds like the Black Australorp or Jersey Giant have feathers that are deep black or have blackish sheen.

Brown/Red: Many chicken breeds, such as Rhode Island Reds, have variations of brown or reddish-brown feathers. The shades can range from light tan to deep mahogany.

Buff: Buff-colored chickens, like the Buff Orpington, have soft, pale tan or beige feathers.

Silver/Grey: Breeds like the Silver Laced Wyandotte or Plymouth Rock have silver or grey feathers with distinct patterns or lacing.

Golden/Yellow: Some breeds, like the Buff Brahma or Gold-Laced Wyandotte, have feathers with shades of golden yellow or rich gold.

Partridge: Partridge-colored chickens, such as the Partridge Cochin or Partridge Plymouth Rock, have a mix of reddish-brown, black, and chestnut-colored feathers.

Blue: Certain chicken breeds, like the Blue Andalusian or Blue Plymouth Rock, have feathers with a bluish-gray hue.

Cuckoo: Cuckoo coloring is characterized by black and white barred feathers, as seen in breeds like the Cuckoo Maran.

Speckled: Breeds like the Speckled Sussex or Speckled Leghorn have feathers with a combination of dark and light speckles or spots.

It’s important to note that chicken feather colors can vary within each breed due to genetic factors and individual variations.

What is the rarest chicken color?

One of the rarest chicken colors is the Ayam Cemani breed, which is entirely black. The Ayam Cemani is originally from Indonesia and is known for its black feathers, skin, beak, comb, wattles, and even internal organs.

This breed is highly sought after for its unique and striking appearance. However, it’s worth noting that rarity can be subjective and depend on various factors, including geographical location and breed availability.

*I will add more chicken colour / color questions and answers as the questions get sent to me.

In conclusion, chicken coloring pages offer a delightful and educational activity for enthusiasts of all ages.

By exploring the world of chickens through coloring, we can appreciate the diverse colors, patterns, and characteristics of these fascinating creatures.

Whether you opt for realistic representations or unleash your creativity with imaginative color palettes, the possibilities are endless.

Through the process of coloring, we not only engage our artistic skills but also deepen our understanding of chickens and their vibrant existence in our lives.

So grab your coloring tools, let your imagination take flight, and embark on a colorful journey that celebrates the beauty and charm of these feathered friends. Happy coloring!

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and supporting my endeavors to make people’s lives a little easier/better/more affordable. If you liked this post, or found it helpful in any way, please make sure to share it with your family, friends, and co-workers via social media.

Or you could even send them the direct link via email. Whichever way you choose to spread the love, I super appreciate it! ~Sarah

Chicken Pictures To Color

How to follow & support this site

  • If you would like to subscribe to my email list, go here.
  • Make sure to follow along via social media, by going here.
  • If you would like to learn how to really show your support to this site (at no cost to you), go here.
  • If you would like to make a direct donation to the site, go here.

Check out my other free printables

  • To see all of my free printables, go here.
  • To see an alphabetized index of all of my coloring pages, go here.
  • To see all of my Animals coloring pages, go here.
  • To see all of my Birds coloring pages, go here.

Otherwise, here are direct links to several of my other bird posts that you’re also going to love:

Animals / Birds

Animals / Mammals

Animals / Insects

Other good resources for a printable chicken

*This post was originally shared to this blog on 06/20/2023, and has since been updated to improve user experience, add video instruction, as well as to make it as shareable as possible across the social medias.

**Please note that I do try my hardest to provide factual, but easy to understand, information about each topic. If you notice a discrepancy in my coloring pages, facts, or see something that you deem “misinformation/incorrect” please make sure to notify me about it. I would prefer that you send me an email with a link to a more reputable resource on that subject, so that I can correct it as soon as possible. Thanks so much for helping this site become the best that it can be!

***Resources from djinkers were used in the production of this article.