In 2008, I found this tutorial on Craftster. I decided to make one. I ended up modifying the pattern slightly to make little broody hens. I became addicted and started making lots of chickens.
This zebra chicken was Spud 3's donation to the trivia night prize pool one year. The lovely lady who won it still keeps it on her bed!
Once I started making crazy hats for the Golden City Brewery, and shawls for all the ladies in the family, I started ending up with scraps of fleece. They cried out to be chickens!
Now there are LOTS more chickens. Spud 3 does demonstrations in front of a local shop. This winter the manager was looking for more handmade items for his shop. I took him up-cycled scarves and chickens. He loved them! He has a basket of them in the shop now.
Thus, the reason for the chickens as my avatar. I just thought I'd share since I am still stuck without my sewing machine.
I can't figure out how to link to the pdf of my version of the pattern. If you really want it, send me your email and I will send it to you.