I decided to dig up some older concept art I made to flesh out the planet of Ara. In this installment, we have the chicken.

Aran Chickens, unlike Earth Chickens, are massive apex predators that roam vast landscapes in the more remote regions of the wilderness. They mainly stay in more mild climates, avoiding extreme heat and cold.

They are also capable of flight, making them particularly dangerous to smaller low-flying aircraft as they are also quite territorial. Despite this, they don’t tend to attack smaller animals barring a threat to their young, as their size and intimidation factor alone is often more than enough to deter intruders and a pursuit is really not worth the energy expenditure.

Hens can grow to be roughly 6 metric tons while roosters almost double that.