original pinner says: "chickens! - I made such little chickens - it's easy: just knit a simple square, sew it in half, stuff it with cotton and stitch with red yarn the comb, tail and details." (these link back to etsy, where they don't look like they're from a square. But I figure it's worth trying . . .)
Chicken Scratch--free pdf pattern, Have not made these yet But they are real Cute! So I may have to give it a try.