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 (17)
Egg (330)
Rooster (player-owned farm).png: RS3 Inventory image of Rooster (player-owned farm)Rooster 10 × feathers (17) 170
Bandosian bantam hen.png: RS3 Inventory image of Bandosian bantam henBandosian bantam hen
  • Breeding
10 × feathers (17)
Egg (330)
Varrockian red hen.png: RS3 Inventory image of Varrockian red henVarrockian red hen
  • Breeding
10 × feathers (17)
Egg (330)
Oomlie hen.png: RS3 Inventory image of Oomlie henOomlie hen
  • Breeding
10 × feathers (17)
Egg (330)
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 (229)
Egg (330)
  1. ^ Not including trading with other players
  2. ^ Yield per growth stage

Animal stats[edit | edit source]

Farming level 28
Pen size Small
Eats Fruits, seeds, vegetables
Produce [?] Varies between breeds
Muck Bird droppings
Breeding cycle
(max cycle)
50 minutes (250 minutes)
Breeding success chance (%) 45%
Growth time
(from stage to stage)
Child Adolescent Adult Elder
25 minutes 38 minutes 76 minutes 113 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?) May 22 2022 00:00 UTC ago
Next spawn(wrong?) May 23 2022 00:00 UTC

Names[edit | edit source]


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]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • A multitude of names of Chickens are taken from various sources.
    • Babs, Bunty, Ginger, and Rocky are main characters of the 2000 animated film Chicken Run.
      • Ducky is another chicken in the same film, mentioned only once by name. However, the Ducky in the film is a hen, whereas Ducky in RuneScape is a name available to roosters.
    • Camilla is the name of a chicken in The Muppet Show, who serves as Gonzo's love interest.
    • Cornelius may be a reference to the mascot of Kellogg's Corn Flakes.
    • Hedwig is the name of Harry Potter's pet owl.
    • Harland and Sanders may be a reference to Colonel Harland Sanders, founder of Kentucky Fried Chicken.
    • Danny, Doody, Sandy, Rizzo, Frenchy, Sonny, Kenickie, Murdoch, Putzie, Pattie, and Jan are all characters from the 1978 film Grease.
    • Goose, Johnny, Louis, Delores, Paulette, Frenchy, Rhonda, Sharon, and Stephanie are all characters from the 1982 film Grease 2.
    • Booker, Sheldon, and Roy are chicken characters in the U.S. Acres comic strip and its animated adaptation that aired as part of the Garfield and Friends television series.
    • Dixie is a reference to the Dixie Chicks country music group.