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Minecraft Chicken

Chickens are common passive mobs in Minecraft that can be bred to harvest feathers, eggs, and raw chicken. They have a white body, small yellow legs, wings that will flap anytime they are falling or jumping over a block, and red wattles under their mouths. They will wander aimlessly in the world but will avoid falling off of cliffs. Players can hear the chicken when it is idly cucking or upon laying an egg. To breed chickens, gather 2 chickens by leading them into your pen while holding seeds. Then, feed each of these chicken seeds till hearts, signaling successful breeding, start to appear.


Chickens are the easiest animals to breed because seeds are more plentiful than wheat and they generate eggs that can be thrown to make chicks. Chickens have one of the lowest health values in the game, beat only by various fish. Chicken eggs are used to make different food items in the game like cake or pumpkin pie.


HealthDropsSpawnEXP
Adult Chickens: Two Full Hearts, Baby Chicks: One Full HeartAdult Chickens: 0-2 Feathers, 1 Raw Chicken, Baby Chicks: NothingAdult Chickens: Grass blocks with light level 7 or higher, Baby Chicks: Grass blocks with light level 7 or higher.Adult Chickens: 1-3 EXP orbs, Baby Chicks: Nothing


Appearance


Chickens have a white body and small yellow legs. They also have red wattles under their mouths.


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They also have wings that will flap anytime they are falling or jumping over a block. If you are close enough to a chicken you can hear the chicken idly clucking. Baby chicks are identical to adult chickens, just much smaller.


Behavior


Chickens will wander aimlessly but will avoid falling off of cliffs. This is interesting as chickens are immune to fall damage, flailing their wings as they slowly descend to the ground. If damaged the chicken will run quickly away from the source of the damage. If a chicken is in a loaded chunk the chicken will lay an egg every 5-10 minutes. If the player is close enough to the chicken you can hear an audible “pop” sound indicating an egg was laid nearby.


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If you are holding any seeds, the chicken will look at and follow you until you get too far away or break the line of sight.


How to Breed Chickens in Minecraft


There are two ways you can breed chickens in Minecraft. If you have a chicken in a pen you can wait for it to lay an egg. Every egg you throw has a ⅛ chance of spawning a chick.


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If you manage to find two chickens you can feed them both any seeds in the game to have them start breeding


minecraft chickens breeding


If the seed is in the in-game name, you can feed it to chickens. Feeding baby chicken seeds will accelerate their growth by 10%.


How to Tame a Chicken in Minecraft


Unfortunately, there is no way to tame a chicken and have it follow you around and sit like you can with a wolf. You can hold seeds to have nearby chickens follow you, but they will lose interest as soon as you walk away or break the line of sight.


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The best you can do is set up a pen and lead the chickens into it. Be careful that foxes do not get in your pen!


FAQs


Do thrown eggs inflict damage?


Thrown eggs do no damage but will aggro-neutral mobs. Just like snowballs, they are not very good for fighting but can make for a fun multiplayer experience by throwing eggs at each other. You can throw chicken eggs into your chicken coop without worry, the chickens hit by the eggs will run and seem like they took damage, but thrown eggs will deal zero hearts of damage.


What do you feed chickens in Minecraft?


Chickens will eat any kind of seeds in the game. Feeding chickens seeds are how you breed chickens and get a chicken farm started.


Do chickens lay eggs in the nether?


Chickens will lay eggs in the nether. Chickens lay eggs every 5-10 minutes you can keep chickens in the nether if you want.


minecraft chickens in nether


It seems nothing can stop the miracle of life.


What happens if you give a chicken a diamond in Minecraft?


You cannot give a chicken a diamond. There was an April Fool’s event in the Java edition of Minecraft that rarely caused a diamond chicken to spawn instead of a regular chicken. This chicken would lay diamonds and lapis lazuli instead of eggs but would explode if aggroed.


How high can chickens jump in Minecraft?


Chickens are able to jump one block in height. They cannot jump over fences that register as one and a half blocks high. A chicken can fall from the sky and safely land on bedrock as chickens do not take fall damage.


Did you know?


In Bedrock Edition, baby zombies will search out nearby chickens to ride them into battle. While a baby zombie is riding a chicken, the chicken will move at the speed of the baby zombie. In the java edition, some baby zombies will spawn already riding a chicken.


Foxes will attack any nearby chickens and can jump higher than the one and a half blocks of fences! Keep your chickens contained and your pen’s walls high to prevent foxes from massacring your chickens.


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