Chicken adult
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Chicken Egg
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Release Date June 2, 2007
Elemental Affinity Unknown
Morphology Non-Dragon
Base Rarity Very rare
BSA None
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Habitat All Habitats
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Color White
Nicknames Chick, Hen
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Chickens, or Gallus gallus domesticus, are an original species found on Dragon Cave, having been released on June 2, 2007, alongside Bright Pink, Gold and Neglected Dragons. The Chickens are another special release that are creatures as opposed to being dragons; they are strictly female and therefore cannot breed. Chickens are unique in that they are the only species that has no separate ungendered and gendered hatchling sprites or descriptions.

Some fan theories to explain the presence of chickens have sparked unique breeding projects on the forum, including the Ninja Chickens and Space Chickens. However, information on the Encyclopedia suggests that they are regular domesticated chickens, albeit mysteriously all-female.

Under the old Breed sort, these creatures sorted as "Chicken" on a user's scroll. As of August 14, 2016, they now sort using their Encyclopedia name with other non-dragons at the bottom of users' scrolls.

Official Creature DescriptionsEdit


"This egg is much smaller than the others."


"This is a baby chick, not a dragon. So what was it doing in the dragons' cave?"

Mature HatchlingEdit

"This is a baby chick, not a dragon. So what was it doing in the dragons' cave?"


"Well, the chick grew up into a chicken, but you're still not sure how the egg got into that cave..."

Sprite Artist(s)Edit


Series Egg Hatchling Mature Hatchling Adult

Chicken Egg Chicken hatchi Chicken hatchi Chicken adult

Sprites No Longer In-UseEdit

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Temporary Holiday Sprites

- - - Chicken adult Christmas 2011

- - - Chicken adult Halloween 2012
Old Sprites
Original Sprites

Old Chicken egg - - Old Chicken adult
Old Egg

Old Chicken egg Old Chicken crack 1 Old Chicken crack 3 Old Chicken crack 4 Old Chicken crack 5 Old Chicken dead egg

Egg SequenceEdit

Stage 0 Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Stage 4 Stage 5 Dead
Chicken Egg Chicken crack 1 Chicken crack 2 Chicken crack 3 Chicken crack 4 Chicken crack 5 Chicken dead egg

Encyclopedia EntryEdit

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Hatchling Behavior

  • Chicks are extremely fluffy before feathers grow in.

Adult Behavior

  • Appears to be fully domesticated.
  • No roosters seen, only hens.
  • Due to the lack of roosters, hens lay unfertilized eggs.
  • Eggs make great omelettes.
  • Seriously, where do they come from?
  • Several dominant birds will often have priority when it comes to food.


  • The original egg description was: "This egg is a third the size of the other eggs."
  • Chickens have a unique Kill message: "You stab the chicken and roast it over a fire."
  • TJ has stated he is a fan of the Harvest Moon games, and these pets are a nod to them. The original chicken sprite is the same as the one from Harvest Moon for the Gameboy
  • During the Christmas'11 event, the chicken took the form as a roasted chicken sprite.
  • During the Halloween'12 event, they took the form of roosters, despite being all female.


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