Today I took my chickens into the studio for a few pictures. I wanted a clean white set up and a nice reflection under them. I used tile board for the surface the chickens are standing on, the white seamless reflects perfectly on the surface. Here are a few set up photos to show you how I put this together. You will notice that I placed some black panels to help minimize the possible flare from lighting a white background.
I used a beauty dish to light the chickens, the dish also had a sock over the face of it to soften the light a bit.
The chicken show above is only a stand in. My wife once made diapers for chickens she sold at a county fair, Crazy! The next photos show the lighting of the background, one SB-800 on either side to light it evenly.