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NormalMiscellaniaFalador Farm
Chicken (1).pngChicken (2).png
Released4 January 2001 (Update)
Combat level1
ExamineYep. Definitely a chicken.
Combat info
XP bonus+0%
Max hit0
Attack styleStab
Attack speedMonster attack speed 4.png
Respawn time25 ticks (15 seconds)
Slayer icon.png Slayer info
Slayer levelNone
Slayer XP3 xp
Assigned byTurael chathead.png Spria chathead.png
Combat icon.png Combat stats
Hitpoints icon.pngAttack icon.pngStrength icon.pngDefence icon.pngMagic icon.pngRanged icon.png
Attack icon.png Aggressive stats
Monster attack bonusMonster strength bonusMagic icon.pngMonster magic strength bonusRanged icon.pngMonster ranged strength bonus
Defence icon.png Defensive stats
White dagger.pngWhite scimitar.pngWhite warhammer.pngMagic icon.pngRanged icon.png
CannonsNot immune
ThrallsNot immune
Advanced data
Monster ID1173,1174,10495,10496

Chickens are a type of domesticated bird kept as livestock by farmers, and are often found inside pens in the farms of Gielinor.

Chickens are one of the weakest enemies in RuneScape, and are often killed by low-level players training their combat skills as they have very low defence and cannot deal damage to players: the chicken farms in Lumbridge are often crowded for this reason. Chickens will sometimes try to retreat when they have 1 hitpoint left.

Chickens count for bird Slayer tasks, which can be given by Turael.

Chickens are a source of several useful items, as when they are killed they drop raw chickens for Cooking, bones for Prayer, and 5 or 15 feathers for Fishing or Fletching. Feathers are usually in high demand, therefore killing chickens and selling their feathers can be somewhat profitable for low level players.

In most populated worlds, chicken coops are often full of bones, feathers, and raw chicken left by players training on the chickens. If one chooses to bury the bones and cook the chicken, they will be able to gain a small amount of Prayer and Cooking experience for free.

A variant type of chicken is attacked on Tutorial Island during the Magic tutorial.

Locations[edit | edit source]

Location Levels Members Spawns Map
North of Etceteria Castle1Member icon.png3Maplink
West of Warriors' Guild (Tenzing's House)1Member icon.png4Maplink
West of Witchaven1Member icon.png4Maplink
Miscellania Castle Courtyard1Member icon.png4Maplink
Tyras Camp1Member icon.png3Maplink
Tyras Camp during cutscene1Member icon.png3Maplink
Rellekka1Member icon.png4Maplink
South of the Farming Guild1Member icon.png8Maplink
Tai Bwo Wannai1Member icon.png4Maplink
Lumbridge East Farm1Free-to-play icon.png13Maplink
Entrance of the Ranging Guild1Member icon.png4Maplink
Miscellania Blacksmith area1Member icon.png4Maplink
North of Lumbridge West Farm1Free-to-play icon.png1Maplink
Entrana1Member icon.png6Maplink
North of Land's End1Member icon.png5Maplink
South of Kourend Castle1Member icon.png6Maplink
Lumbridge West Farm1Free-to-play icon.png33Maplink
White Knights Castle Courtyard1Free-to-play icon.png1Maplink
South Falador Farm1Free-to-play icon.png10Maplink
Sinclair Mansion1Member icon.png3Maplink
Barbarian Agility Course1Member icon.png3Maplink
Champions' Guild1Free-to-play icon.png5Maplink
Etceteria Castle Courtyard1Member icon.png4Maplink
Prifddinas, Crwys district1Member icon.png4Maplink
Wizards' Tower Basement1Free-to-play icon.png1Maplink
Isle of Souls1Member icon.png7Maplink

Money making[edit | edit source]

The following money making guide is available for Chicken:

MethodHourly profitSkills
Killing chickens26,475 None

Drops[edit | edit source]

The following drop rates are provided by Jagex, unless otherwise specified.

The average Chicken kill is worth 179.54.

100%[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Bones.png: Chicken drops Bones with rarity Always in quantity 1Bones1Always680
Raw chicken.png: Chicken drops Raw chicken with rarity Always in quantity 1Raw chicken1Always990

Other[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Feather.png: Chicken drops Feather with rarity 64/128 in quantity 5Feather564/128105
Feather.png: Chicken drops Feather with rarity 32/128 in quantity 15Feather1532/1283015
This does not exist.NothingN/A32/128N/AN/A

Tertiary[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Key (medium).png: Chicken drops Key (medium) with rarity Always in quantity 1Key (medium)(m)1Always[d 1]Not soldN/A
Clue scroll (beginner).png: Chicken drops Clue scroll (beginner) with rarity 1/300 in quantity 1Clue scroll (beginner)11/300Not sold12
  1. ^ Keys are only dropped when completing a medium clue scroll asking you to kill a Chicken.

Treasure Trails[edit | edit source]

  • Killing a chicken for a key to be able to search the drawers in the house in Seer's Village is the solution to the medium cryptic clue: In a town where everyone has perfect vision, seek some locked drawers in a house that sits opposite a workshop.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Changes[edit | edit source]

Date Changes
20 March 2007

The NPCs were graphically updated.

Gallery (historical)[edit | edit source]

Regular version 1
Chicken (historical).png
Chicken (1).png
29 March 2004 –
20 March 2007
20 March 2007 –

Regular version 2
Chicken (2) (historical).png
Chicken (2).png
9 August 2004 –
20 March 2007
20 March 2007 –

Miscellania version 1
Chicken (Miscellania 1) (historical).png
Chicken (1).png
2 November 2004 –
20 March 2007
20 March 2007 –

Miscellania version 2
Chicken (Miscellania 2) (historical).png
Chicken (6).png
2 November 2004 –
20 March 2007
20 March 2007 –

Falador farm version 1
Chicken (Falador Farm 1) (historical).png
Chicken (3).png
11 July 2005 –
20 March 2007
20 March 2007 –

Falador farm version 2
Chicken (Falador Farm 2) (historical).png
Chicken (4).png
11 July 2005 –
20 March 2007
20 March 2007 –

Falador farm version 3
Chicken (Falador Farm 3) (historical).png
Chicken (5).png
11 July 2005 –
20 March 2007
20 March 2007 –

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • If a chicken is afflicted with poison or venom, instead of taking damage from the poison or venom, it will squawk, flap its wings, and lay an egg.[1]

References[edit | edit source]

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