The Evil Chicken is a magical high-level chicken that used to appear before a player at random times, no matter where they were, even under water (in which case he appeared wearing a diving helmet).
He can be fought in the Nightmare Zone after the Recipe for Disaster quest is complete. He can also be found in the Champions' Guild chicken coop, where he will respawn at a fixed rate.
The Evil Chicken attacks!
Before the random event update in 2014, Evil Chicken would immediately start attacking players upon arriving, using a Magic-based attack which is low-hitting but extremely accurate and rapid. This made him very dangerous for players who are low on Hitpoints or unattentive. Players were forced to either fight and kill the chicken or run away from it. If you managed to kill him, he dropped between 32-750 feathers, raw chicken, and bones.
The Evil Chicken could not be attacked by anyone besides the player to whom he appeared. If the player took too long to kill him, or if they were in range but not attackable (such as if they are in a different room), the Evil Chicken would get bored and leave. The chicken could not move from the spot in which he has appeared, so if a player stepped on top of him, instead of moving to the side as other monsters will, he would shout "Get off of me!," and use a special attack which will push the player aside.
The Evil Chicken's combat stats used to vary depending on the player's combat level.
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- The examine text "A Fowl Beast" is a pun, as "fowl" means bird, and is a homophone of "foul" which means evil.
- The evil chicken spawns un-aggressively to players at the Champions' Guild near Varrock. When a player attacks it, the chicken will attack the player and give the same attack dialogue.
- Attempting to use a ring of recoil while fighting the evil chicken will result in the message "Your ring of recoil seems useless against this creature."
- The Book on chickens discusses rumours and tales surrounding the Evil Chicken's origins.