Minecraft Mobs Wiki

Chickens are passive mobs that spawn naturally in the Overworld. They are the 1st bird mob, the 2nd being the parrot



Chickens walk randomly around the world and lay eggs after 10 minutes. If the player drops the egg there are chances to spawn a baby chicken. Chickens only have 2 life points and are one of the easiest animals to kill.

Chicken Jockeys

There is a very small chance for a baby Zombie or Pigman to spawn riding a chicken creating a Chicken Jockey. If a chicken is near, the chances of it spawning will increase


Chickens when killed they drop 1 Raw Chicken or 1 - 2 Feathers. if the chicken is set on fire, they will drop cooked chicken meat instead of raw.


Chicken can breed using any type of seeds. If the player feeds the chicken seeds, it will enter in love mode and if they do it to another chicken too, they will breed and make a baby chicken


  • Chicken have the least amount of hitpoints in Minecraft.
  • Chickens will follow the player if he/she holds seeds.
  • If you throw an egg from a chicken it will spawn a baby chicken.