Chicken (Player-owned farm)

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Chickens are livestock that can be raised and bred at the player-owned farm once unlocked at level 28 in Farming, as well level 20 in Construction in order to build the small pens. Unchecked eggs are purchased from the Farmers' Market. Upon clicking to check, but before hitting the confirmation box, eggs will convert to roosters and hens at a 50/50 rate. Chickens can be placed in the two small pens (capacity of six animals each) and in the breeding pen (capacity of four animals).

In total there are 6 different breeds including the shiny lizard chicken.

Like all farm animals, they may have up to three traits, which determine their selling price in beans to non-player characters, among other effects, and can be sold on the Grand Exchange in their unchecked form. Once they have been checked, however they may only be traded directly between players or sold to Henrietta, the chicken chaser. Twelve can be sold each day.

Chickens may be fed vegetables, fruits, and seeds.

Perks[edit | edit source]

Like other animals purchased on the Farmers' Market, chickens have separate perks for the males and females.

If an elder rooster is placed in a pen with a farm totem, you will gain the "As the Rooster Crows" perk. Tier 1 of this perk gives a 7% drop chance increase to receive ghostly essence while fighting enemies that drop it, for a number of kills after hearing a rooster's crow. With a second elder rooster in a separate pen with a farm totem, you will gain the Tier 2 version of the perk, which increases the drop chance increase to 10%. When the perk activates, you will receive the chat box message: The rooster's crow temporarily weakens the spirits, making them more likely to drop ghostly essence. After a while, the effects of the perk will wear off with the message: The spirits are no longer weakened by the rooster's crow.

If an elder hen is placed in a pen with a farm totem, you will gain the "Headless Chicken" perk. Tier 1 of this perk gives a 3% chance to halve feathers used (minimum 1) when fletching arrows, darts, or bolts. With a second elder hen in a separate pen with a farm totem, you will gain the Tier 2 version of the perk, which increases the chance to halve feathers to 5%.

Chicken breeds[edit | edit source]

There are five chicken breeds in the breeding log.

Breed Obtaining[b 1] Produce[b 2] Produce GE price
Common white hen.png: RS3 Inventory image of Common white henCommon white hen 10 × feathers (12)
Egg (719)
839
Rooster (Player-owned farm).png: RS3 Inventory image of Rooster (Player-owned farm)Rooster 10 × feathers (12) 120
Bandosian bantam hen.png: RS3 Inventory image of Bandosian bantam henBandosian bantam hen
  • Breeding
10 × feathers (12)
Egg (719)
839
Varrockian red hen.png: RS3 Inventory image of Varrockian red henVarrockian red hen
  • Breeding
10 × feathers (12)
Egg (719)
839
Oomlie hen.png: RS3 Inventory image of Oomlie henOomlie hen
  • Breeding
10 × feathers (12)
Egg (719)
839
Lizard chicken.png: In-game image of lizard chicken Lizard chicken (shiny)
  • Successfully breeding a shiny chicken (chances can be increased with the Sparkling, Glistening, and/or Radiant traits)
20 × swamp tars (156)
Egg (719)
3,839
  1. ^ Not including trading with other players
  2. ^ Yield per growth stage

Animal stats[edit | edit source]

Chicken
Farming level 28
Pen size Small
Eats Seeds, vegetables, fruits
Produce Varies between breeds
Muck Bird droppings
Breeding cycle
(max cycle)
50 minutes (250 hours)
Breeding success chance (%) 45%
Growth time
Child Adolescent Adult Elder
25 minutes 37.5 minutes 75 minutes 112.5 minutes
Growth check Farming XP
Child Adolescent Adult Elder
125 187.5 375 562.5
Cured disease Farming XP
Child Adolescent Adult Elder
6.25 9.375 18.75 5.625
Base sell price in beans
Egg Child Adolescent Adult Elder
4 8 40 34 28
Buyer Henrietta (chicken chaser) chathead.png: Chat head image of Henrietta (chicken chaser)Henrietta (chicken chaser)
Last spawn(wrong?) December 05 2019 00:00 UTC ago
Next spawn(wrong?) December 06 2019 00:00 UTC

Achievements[edit | edit source]

Main article: Farming achievements
  • Life, Uh, Found a Way (RuneScore.png 20) – Hand in a lizard chicken called Malcolm with the Chaotic trait to Granny P.
  • Bad Egg (RuneScore.png 0) – Successfully breed an EVIL chicken.
  • Chickensworn (RuneScore.png 0) – Successfully breed a chicken with the Ravensworn trait.
  • You Had a Chicken (RuneScore.png 0) – Complete all chicken breeds.

Gallery[edit | edit source]