The Chicken puppet is about 17 inches tall when the feet are hanging down from the body. The legs of the chicken will easily bend where they attach to the main body, which allows this fully stuffed puppet to easily sit by itself when not being used. The access to work the mouth of the puppet is through the belly just behind the legs. Since it is a bird, it has narrower beak which is a bit narrower to work than some of our puppets. I only use three fingers in the top of the beak when I work this puppet, but it is still easy to work the mouth.