Chickens, or Gallus gallus domesticus, are an original species found on Dragon Cave. They were originally released on June 2, 2007, alongside Bright Pink, Gold and Neglected Dragons. Chickens are creatures as opposed to being dragons. They are always female, and therefore cannot breed.


Official descriptions[edit | edit source]

Egg[edit | edit source]

This egg is much smaller than the others.

Hatchling[edit | edit source]

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

Mature hatchling[edit | edit source]

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

Adult[edit | edit source]

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

Sprite artists[edit | edit source]

Sprites[edit | edit source]

Series Egg Hatchling Mature hatchling Adult
Chicken Chicken Egg.gif Chicken hatchi.gif Chicken adult.gif

Egg sequence[edit | edit source]

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

Retired sprites[edit | edit source]

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Series Egg Hatchling Mature hatchling Adult
Temporary event sprites
Holidays 2011 Chicken adult Christmas 2011.png
Halloween 2012 Chicken adult Halloween 2012.gif
Retired sprites
Old Chicken egg.gif Old Chicken adult.png
Original egg sequence Old Chicken egg.gif Old Chicken crack 1.png Old Chicken crack 3.png Old Chicken crack 4.png Old Chicken crack 5.png Old Chicken dead egg.png

Encyclopedia entry[edit | edit source]

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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.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • 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 GB
  • Chickens are the only creature to display the same sprite for both hatchling stages.
  • Under legacy breed sort, Chickens sort alphabetically as "Chicken" on users' scrolls (placed among the dragons and drakes rather than the back), instead of their encyclopedia name.
  • Fan theories to explain the presence of chickens in dragons' caves have sparked unique breeding projects on the forum, including the Ninja Chickens and Space Chickens. However, information on the Encyclopedia suggests that they are ordinary domesticated chickens, albeit mysteriously all-female.
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