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Chicken

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Urist likes chickens for their scratching.
Biome

Tamed Attributes
Pet value 10

· Egglaying · Breeding

Not trainable 

Size
Birth: 60 cm3
Mid: 1,500 cm3
Max: 3,000 cm3
Food products
Eggs 4-15
Age
Adult at: 1
Max age: 7-15
Butchering returns

Food items

Meat 6
Fat 6
Intestines 1

Raw materials

Bones 4
Skull 1
Skin Raw hide

Wikipedia article

This article is about an older version of DF.
A small domestic bird capable of flying short distances. It is prized for its tasty eggs.

Chickens are common domestic poultry known for their eggs and meat. Male chickens are known as roosters, and female chickens are known as hens. Young chickens are known as chicks.

Hens will lay between 4 and 15 eggs when provided with a nest box. A rooster is required to fertilize the eggs, however fertilization is not guaranteed. Once hatched, chicks will grow into adults in 1 year.

Economically speaking, eggs are a very good source of food (1 egg = 1 meal) - starting out with 5 hens and rooster on embark is an easy way to keep a new fortress fed until larger scale food production can be established. Long-term, egg production remains a viable food industry, though other domestic birds (such as turkeys) produce more eggs and meat.

Most fortresses will collect the eggs as fast as they are laid but this will prevent expanding your chicken population. To deliberately expand the population (and provide chickens for a meat industry), simply forbid one or more stacks of eggs by pressing t, select a nest box in use and press f to forbid the eggs from being collected. Alternatively, deny your dwarves access to the nest boxes with locked doors.

Be warned that large groups of chickens will require a significant amount of space for them to roam, otherwise they will quickly get into fights; additionally, failing to collect eggs may rapidly lead to a chickensplosion.

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For some reason, roosters give a skull more often than anything else. This may be because the butcher holds it by the throat when cut. It's a well known fact that chickens can run even after being beheaded. For more info see domestic animals' page

Enjoyed for their clucking and scratching

See also[edit]

Races
DwarfElfGoblinHumanKobold
Subterranean
animal people
Birds
Albatross (man, giant) • Barn owl (man, giant) • Bushtit (man, giant) • Cassowary (man, giant) • Cockatiel (man, giant) • Crow (man, giant) • Eagle (man, giant) • Emu (man, giant) • Great horned owl (man, giant) • Grey parrot (man, giant) • Hornbill (man, giant) • Kakapo (man, giant) • Kea (man, giant) • Kestrel (man, giant) • Kiwi (man, giant) • Loon (man, giant) • Lorikeet (man, giant) • Magpie (man, giant) • Masked lovebird (man, giant) • Osprey (man, giant) • Ostrich (man, giant) • Parakeet (man, giant) • Peach-faced lovebird (man, giant) • Penguin (little, emperor, man, giant) • Peregrine falcon (man, giant) • Puffin (man, giant) • Raven (man, giant) • Snowy owl (man, giant) • Sparrow (man, giant) • Swan (man, giant) • White stork (man, giant) • Wren (man, giant)
Bugs
Bark scorpion (man, giant) • Brown recluse spider (man, giant) • Damselfly (man, giant) • Grasshopper (man, giant) • Jumping spider (man, giant) • Louse (man, giant) • Mantis (man, giant) • Moon snail (man, giant) • Mosquito (man, giant) • Moth (man, giant) • Slug (man, giant) • Snail (man, giant) • Thrips (man, giant) • Tick (man, giant)
Desert
Desert tortoise (man, giant) • Gila monster (man, giant) • Leopard gecko (man, giant)
Domestic
AlpacaBlue peafowlCatCavyChickenCowDogDonkeyDuckGoatGooseGuineafowlHorseLlamaMulePigRabbitReindeerSheepTurkeyWater buffaloYak
Mountain
Ocean
AngelsharkBasking sharkBlacktip reef sharkBlue sharkBluefin tunaBluefishBull sharkCodCoelacanthCommon skateConger eelCrab (man, giant) • Cuttlefish (man, giant) • Elephant seal (man, giant) • Frill sharkGiant grouperGreat barracudaGreat white sharkHalibutHammerhead sharkHarp seal (man, giant) • Horseshoe crab (man, giant) • Leopard seal (man, giant) • Longfin mako sharkManta rayMarlinMilkfishNarwhal (man, giant) • Nautilus (man, giant) • Nurse sharkOcean sunfishOctopus (man, giant) • OpahOrca (man, giant) • Sea lampreyShortfin mako sharkSperm whale (man, giant) • Spiny dogfishSponge (man, giant) • Spotted wobbegong • Squid (man, giant) • StingraySturgeonSwordfishTiger sharkWalrusWhale sharkWhitetip reef shark
River/Lake
Axolotl (man, giant) • Beaver (man, giant) • CarpHippo • Leech (man, giant) • Longnose garMink (man, giant) • Otter (river, sea, man, giant) • PikePlatypus (man, giant) • Pond turtle (man, giant) • Snapping turtle (common, alligator, man, giant) • Tigerfish
Temperate
Adder (man, giant) • AlligatorBadger (man, giant) • Black bearBobcat (man, giant) • BuzzardCapybara (man, giant) • Coati (man, giant) • Copperhead snake (man, giant) • CougarCoyote (man, giant) • DeerDingo (man, giant) • Echidna (man, giant) • FoxGray langur (man, giant) • Green tree frog (man, giant) • Grizzly bearGroundhogHare (man, giant) • Ibex (man, giant) • Kangaroo (man, giant) • Kingsnake (man, giant) • Koala (man, giant) • Moose (man, giant) • Opossum (man, giant) • Panda (man, giant) • Porcupine (man, giant) • RaccoonRattlesnake (man, giant) • Red panda (man, giant) • Rhesus macaqueSkunk (man, giant) • Weasel (man, giant) • Wild boar (man, giant) • WolfWombat (man, giant)
Tropical
Aardvark (man, giant) • Anaconda (man, giant) • Armadillo (man, giant) • Aye-aye (man, giant) • BilouBlack mamba (man, giant) • Black-crested gibbonBlack-handed gibbonBonoboBushmaster (man, giant) • Capuchin (man, giant) • Cheetah (giant) • ChimpanzeeElephantGazelleGiant desert scorpionGiant tortoise (man, giant) • GiraffeGorillaGray gibbonHoney badgerHyena (man, giant) • Impala (man, giant) • Jackal (man, giant) • Jaguar (giant) • King cobra (man, giant) • Leopard (giant) • Lion (giant) • Lion tamarin (man, giant) • MandrillMongoose (man, giant) • Monitor lizard (man, giant) • Ocelot (man, giant) • One-humped camelOrangutanPangolin (man, giant) • Pileated gibbonPython (man, giant) • RhinocerosSaltwater crocodileSiamangSilvery gibbonSloth (man, giant) • Sloth bear (man, giant) • Spider monkey (man, giant) • Tapir (man, giant) • Tiger (giant, man) • Two-humped camelVultureWarthogWhite-browed gibbonWhite-handed gibbon
Tundra
ElkLynx (man, giant) • MuskoxPolar bearStoat (man, giant)
Subterranean
Mammals
Flying squirrel (man, giant) • Hamster (man, giant) • Hedgehog (man, giant)
Miscellaneous
Semi-Megabeasts
Megabeasts
Nonexistent