|Release||4 January 2001 (Update)|
|High alch||36 coins|
|Low alch||24 coins|
|On death||Always kept outside Wild|
|I need to cook this first. Used in Cooking (1), Summoning (4).|
|Exchange||1,391 coins (info)|
|Links||MRID • recipe|
|FAQ • doc|
Players can obtain one by killing a chicken or a rooster. Players can buy them from three shops: Rufus's Meat Emporium, Chargurr's Fresh Meat or Wydin's Food Store for 60 gp with a default stock of 30 for Canifis and 10 for the others respectively. All three shops are reasonably close to a bank or a Deposit Box. Alternatively, you can get an infinite supply of this by obtaining a white apron, going into the backroom of Wydin's Food Store (located in Port Sarim) and grabbing them from the crates. You can then deposit them in the bank box near the monks of Entrana.
Use as food[edit | edit source]
These are popular amongst new players, since any player can attempt to cook them (although players with low Cooking levels risk producing a burnt chicken). Chickens are also found around Lumbridge, and are easy to kill.
Once a player reaches Cooking level 34, they master cooking raw chickens and will never accidentally burn them again.
Use in Summoning[edit | edit source]
One raw chicken is needed as a tertiary in the Summoning skill to make a dreadfowl pouch, which is the most efficient way to train Summoning below level 10. This also requires 8 spirit shards and a gold charm, and gains 9.3 experience.
Use in quests[edit | edit source]
During Recipe for Disaster, a player needs a raw chicken to access the lair of the evil chicken. The player needs the raw chicken to access the lair even after the quest. This allows a player to fight Black dragons and Baby black dragons.
Raw chicken was needed in Druidic Ritual, however due to a recent update it is not.
Products[edit | edit source]
|Cooked chicken (sentient)||N/A|
Value[edit | edit source]
A raw chicken used to be a very low-value item, but the release of Summoning caused the price to sky-rocket, because of their use in the skill. The general store sells them for 79 coins, even when many are in stock, but will still not pay anything to buy them. Their Grand Exchange price dropped to about 110 coins following the update that removed price limits on the Grand Exchange. Since October 2016 the price has been on a steady climb, reaching as high as 1700 coins for a single unit.
Since Summoning is a members-only skill, members may buy raw chickens for a reasonably-high price, especially around the Summoning shop in Taverley. However, members who wish to buy raw chickens in bulk may well be better off logging onto a free-to-play server and buying them at a lower price from non-members, especially low-level players.
Conversely, this could provide income for low-level non-members, as they can easily obtain raw chickens whilst training on chickens. This is most profitable by banking them (at Draynor, Falador, or Lumbridge castle), then travelling to Varrock to list them on the Grand Exchange.
Drop sources[edit | edit source]
|H.A.M. Member (female)||1||Common|
|H.A.M. Member (male)||1||Common|
|Spirit impling jar||N/A||12; 15 (noted)||Unknown|
|Spirit impling||54||12; 15 (noted)||Unknown|
|Swordchick||63||4; 8; 12; 16||Rare|
Store locations[edit | edit source]
|Ali's Discount Wares||Al Kharid||60||Coins||10|
|Rufus's Meat Emporium||Canifis||60||Coins||30|
|Wydin's Food Store||Port Sarim||60||Coins||10|
Disassembly[edit | edit source]
|Disassembly category||Food and herbs|
|Item quantity required||1|
|Base junk chance||98.9%|