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Base-Quality 10
Hitpoints 10
Fleeing-Hitpoints 10
Creature-Products Dead Chicken: Chicken Feather x3, Raw Chicken Meat, Entrails, Bone Material or Wishbone(Rarely)
Seasonality (See this page for now)
Terrain This data is specified at the individual Terrain pages. Blue Sod, Bounty Acre, Cloud Range, Dry Flat, Flower Meadow, Grass, Greens Ward, Hard Steppe, Heath, Highground, Lush Field, Moor, Ox Pasture, Red Plain, Wild Turf
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How to Acquire/Use (Domestic)

  • Build a chicken coop for breeding hens and cocks. When a chick is placed inside a chicken coop with sufficient fodder, it will turn into a Hen or Cock.
  • Animal Husbandry enables you to breed chickens. A chicken coop, a cock and a hen are required to produce fertile Chicken Egg, that will hatch into chicks.
  • Hens require food, and if left in your inventory/storage will die, leaving a low quality Dead Hen. This will occur within 24 hours.
  • A hen can be slaughtered via the "Wring Its Neck" option to convert it into a Dead Hen.

How to Acquire/Use (Wild)

  • You need Hunting skill to pick up wild chickens.
  • For the longest time, Chickens stood placid while you picked them up one by one. However after Chicken Run (2020-12-13) the entire flock will start fleeing from you when you come close enough, meaning you can usually only catch one or two by sprinting.
  • You can try spooking the flock into a direction of a Fox in hopes that it will start chasing and killing the chickens (they will stay on the ground to be picked up. Caution: Fox can aggro you for stealing it's prey. Badger and Wolverine can also aggro and kill chickens [Verify: Do Badger/Wolverine aggro/kill chickens.] but they can also aggro you!
  • You can use a Clover to temporarily tame a Wildhorse to ride and easily trample chickens.
  • If killed via combat, it will leave a Dead Hen as its corpse. This means using a sling might be viable way to kill some wild chickens.
  • A hen can be slaughtered via the "Wring Its Neck" option to convert it into a Dead Hen.


  • If you do not have a Chicken Coop or fodder, you can keep your chickens alive longer than 3 days by releasing them and catching them again
  • Hunting wild chickens is viable source of Feathers, Entrails, and Bones in the early game. Pick them up, wring their necks, return to your camp/base when inventory is full and pluck/clean them there. All products except meat can be stockpiled for easy storage.


Game Development

  • Chicken Run (2020-12-13) >"Groups of chickens will now scatter and flee if they feel threatened, making them somewhat harder to massacre outright."