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Health Points 4 HP (2x Heart)
Attack Strength None
Drops On Death: 0-2 Feathers, Raw Chicken; On Fire: Cooked Chicken; Eggs
Spawn Grass blocks with a (Minimum) 2x1x1 space above them.

[view][talk] Chickens are passive animal mobs that have existed in Minecraft since Alpha. Chickens are slower than most mobs, but one ability unique to chickens alone, is that they can flap their wings when falling to prevent themselves from taking fall damage. Chicks can also flap their wings and prevent death in water, while other baby mobs drown in water deeper than 2 blocks. Chickens will follow players who are holding Seeds, and 2 chickens can be bred with Seeds, which is when they will enter "Love Mode", and spawn a chick directly. Alternatively, chicks can be spawned from Eggs, which adult chickens will lay every 5-7 minutes.


Feeding chickens wheat seeds (or beetroot seeds, melon seeds and pumpkin seeds in Pocket Edition), will produce a chick. Like other mobs, it will not enter Love Mode for another 5 minutes.

Health Points HeartHeart
Attack Strength None
Drops Raw Chicken

Feather Cooked Chicken (If killed in fire or lava)

Spawn Breeding chickens or Throwing eggs

[view][talk] Chicks are the baby counterpart of Chickens, and are the third smallest mob in the game. Any time an egg is thrown, there is a 12.5% chance that a chick will spawn, or a 0.390625% chance that 4 chicks will spawn from the same egg. You can be sure that a chick will spawn by breeding two chickens, which is why this is the preferred method. Chicks will always follow the nearest adult chicken. Like many baby mobs, chicks have an oversized head.


  • Eggs - Laid by a chicken every 5-7 minutes. These items can be used as a damaging projectile, which occasionally spawns a new chick upon impact. Eggs are also one of the ingredients used to bake Cake.
  • Raw Chicken - A source of food for players. Each chicken will drop 1 drumstick when killed, which must be cooked before a player can safely eat it. If a chicken is killed by Fire or Lava, it will drop a ready-to-eat Cooked Chicken drumstick.
  • Feather - One feather is dropped when a chicken is killed. They can be used to craft Arrows, or a Book and Quill.



Mobs in Minecraft
Passive Mobs
BatFace Bat OcelotFace Cat ChickenFace Chicken CowFace Cow
HorseHead Horse MooshroomFace Mooshroom OcelotFace Ocelot PigFace Pig
SheepFace Sheep Snowgolemhead Snow Golem Squidface Squid Villagerhead Villager
Neutral Mobs
EndermanFace Enderman Vg face Iron Golem BetterWolfFace Wolf ZombiePigmanFace Zombie Pigman
Hostile Mobs
Blaze Face Blaze CaveSpiderFace Cave Spider CreeperFace Creeper Enderdragon Face Ender Dragon
EndermiteFace Endermite GhastFace Ghast Magma Cube Face Magma Cube SilverfishFace Silverfish
SkeletonFace Skeleton SlimeFace Slime SpiderFace Spider Spider SkeletonFace Spider Jockey
50px-WitchFace Witch WitherFace Wither WitherSkeletonHead Wither Skeleton Spider WitherSkeleton Wither Skeleton Jockey
ZombieFace Zombie Shulker
Unused/Removed/Unimplemented Mobs
Beast Boy ZombieFace Giant Human PigFace Pigmen
Red Dragon


  • Chickens will sometimes spawn underground and in the Nether. This is due to the existence of Chicken Jockeys and Pigman Jockeys.
  • Chickens are the only mob outside of bosses that can be spawned without commands or creative mode.

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