Ah, the Mechanical Chicken. It's one of those rare vanity pet quest rewards that you can actually sell on the Auction House as it doesn't bind until you use it. In fact it might well be the only one of its kind (correct me if I'm wrong).
This pet is obtained as a reward from the quest An OOX of Your Own. It's not so simple though. In order to complete the aforementioned quest, you must complete 3 other quests: Find OOX-17/TN, Find OOX-09/HL and Find OOX-22/FE in Tanaris, Hinterlands and Feralas respectively. You must kill random mobs in these 3 areas until a quest item drops, which asks you to find a robot chicken in the area. Once you find the chicken, you must escort it across the map. While escorting it you will be attacked about 3 times by groups of about 3 mobs.
Now the problem here is that while you're leveling through one of these areas and you come across the quest, the attacking mobs might be a bit too much for little old you so you might have a hard time completing this quest. With a high level character though it's cake.
Since I couldn't remember if I had done even one of these quests with my Hunter, I decided to simply buy the Mechanical Chicken from the Auction House. I have enough gold to afford this. Still, I watched the prices for a long time before I finally bought it for a low 750G.
Now that I think about it, it might be worth at some point, after I clear some of my WoW schedule, to complete this quest with my alts that I'm almost positive they haven't encountered it. On the other hand, it's been so long ago since I passed through these areas that I'm afraid of wasting hours upon hours trying to get a drop that will never appear.
Patch 1.0.5 commentary
4 years ago