One of my friends brought me this sweet chicken. She said it would look better in my kitchen than hers. I don't know about that but I have come to love this little basket. She is made completely of coiled wire with a red metal comb and waddle and a yellow wooden dowel for a beak. Her top pops open to fill with eggs. Certainly too cute to use for gathering but very pretty on the shelf. Now I need to figure out how to blow eggs so I can fill her middle with the multi-colored gifts that my girls leave me everyday. Thanks, Karen. I really love the chicken egg basket.