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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.

Locations[edit | edit source]

Location Number of
Farm across from the cow field, north-east of Lumbridge 12
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Fred's House 5
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Fred's farm, across from the cabbage field north of Lumbridge 28
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Farm south of Falador and north of Port Sarim 10
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North-western Entrana 4
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Champions' Guild 5
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Rellekka 4
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Tai Bwo Wannai 4
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Tenzing's House 4
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Wizards' Tower basement 1
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Yard of the White Knights' Castle in Falador 1
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Peninsula between Witchaven and East Ardougne 4
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Hemenster, near the Ranging Guild 4
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Front yard of the Sinclair Mansion north of Seers' Village 3
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Inside the Barbarian Outpost (Alfred Grimhand's Barcrawl required) 3
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In front of Miscellania Castle (level 2) 4
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Outside the bank and around the castle on Etceteria (level 2) 7
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This content is present in Twisted League. Campsite in Kourend Woodland 5
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This content is present in Twisted League. Chicken pen South of the Kourend Castle, in the northwest district of Hosidius 6
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This content is present in Twisted League. Chicken pen south of the Farming Guild 7
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Drops[edit | edit source]

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

The average Chicken kill is worth 210.79.

100%[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Bones.png: Chicken drops Bones with rarity Always in quantity 1Bones1Always1250
Raw chicken.png: Chicken drops Raw chicken with rarity Always in quantity 1Raw chicken1Always670

Other[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Feather.png: Chicken drops Feather with rarity 64/128 in quantity 5Feather564/128155
Feather.png: Chicken drops Feather with rarity 32/128 in quantity 15Feather1532/1284515
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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.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

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]

  1. Jagex. Mod Ash's Twitter account. 17 August 2018. (Archived from the original on 26 May 2020.) Mod Ash: "If you poison a chicken, and let it continue attacking you without it dying, eventually it lays an egg."