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I blocked in the top chicken's feet with a light mix of Cadmium Yellow Deep and Cadmium Red with a dot of Cobalt to dirty up the colour. I added some purple to this colour with a little more of the red for a warm shadow. Remembering your light source, I darkened up the left side of the legs and did a few lines for the creases. With the foot that is on the ground, I didn't bother too much with detail and concentrated on tone only as the grass will cover most of it.
As with the bodies, Jo is painting the two chooks at the same time. She had a bit of trouble with that left chook's foot as it looked a little off balance. She decided to move it further left, which looks much better. If something doesn't look right, you don't have to stick to the photo regardless - remember it is only a guide. Whatever works ...