|Release date||4 January 2001 (Update)|
|XP per kill||24.8 (and 8.2 experience)|
|Assigned by||Turael or Spria|
|Always drops||Bones, raw chicken|
|Examine text|| Normal: Yep. Definitely a chicken.
Daemonheim: Who are you calling chicken?
The Pit: He's a big one. And he's going nowhere.
A Chicken is a level 2 monster found in many areas, most notably the chicken coops near Lumbridge and the shack next to the sheep fields. The sheep fields will normally have far fewer people than the location next to the cow field. Unattackable chickens can be found on Daemonheim. A chicken is one of the weakest monsters in RuneScape, only having 10 life points more than a rat.
Chickens drop raw chicken for Cooking and Summoning, eggs for Cooking, bones for Prayer, and 5 to 15 feathers for Fishing or Fletching. A raw chicken is also necessary to access the Evil Chicken's Lair. Because of this, killing chickens can be profitable for low level players. They are also helpful for earning a small amount of money because feathers can sell anywhere from 12-20 coins at the Grand Exchange, and feathers stack in your inventory. Chickens count as birds for a Slayer assignment and can be assigned by Turael or Spria.
Many low-level players also kill chickens for combat experience, as they have very low defence and rarely do any damage. Even high-level players may find chickens useful for food if they find themselves low on health near a chicken coop, as eating a cooked chicken provides 30 life points. Chickens will sometimes try to retreat when they have 10 life points left. The chicken farm in Lumbridge is often crowded on free-to-play worlds.
In most populated free-to-play worlds, chicken coops are often full of bones, feathers, eggs, and raw chicken left by players training on the chickens. If one chooses to bury the bones and cook the chicken, they will gain a decent amount of Prayer and Cooking experience. Raw chicken can be bought from the Canifis and Port Sarim food stores and is required in several quests.
- Note - If you are collecting feathers then a bank is not necessary because feathers stack.
|Location||Number of Chickens||Closest Bank||Members|
|Farm across from cow field, north-west of Lumbridge||8 (approx.)||Top floor in Lumbridge Castle (run time 53 seconds)||No|
|Fred's farm, across from cabbage field north of Lumbridge||5||Lumbridge (run time 48 seconds)||No|
|Farm south of Falador and north of Port Sarim||8 (in yard, in house, behind house)||Deposit box at the monks at
Port Sarim. (run time 22 seconds)
|North-western Entrana||4||Deposit box at the monks at Port Sarim.||Yes|
Varrock (run time 33 seconds)
|Rellekka||4 (1 rooster)||Peer the Seer deposits (with Fremennik Sea boots).||Yes|
|Tai Bwo Wannai||3||Riosnata's Parcels||Yes|
|Basement of the Wizard's Tower||1||Draynor Village||No|
|Yard of the White Knights' Castle in Falador||2||Falador (run time 17 seconds)||No|
|Peninsula between Witchaven and East Ardougne||4||Ardougne (run time 20 seconds)||Yes|
|Hemenster, near the Fishing Guild||4||Seer's Village, Fishing Guild bank||Yes|
|Front yard of the Sinclair Mansion north of Seers' village||3||Seers' village bank||Yes|
|Inside the Barbarian Outpost (Bar Crawl) required.||3||Deposit box at Barbarian Assault||Yes|
|Outside the bank on Etceteria||Etceteria||Yes|
|Wandering around Daemonheim (unattackable)||Daemonheim||No|
|Near the Zanaris entrance of the Black dragon lair.||2||Zanaris||Yes|
|Also found in Taverley (level 4)||6||Burthorpe bank chest by Imperial Guard Quartermaster (Run time 10 seconds)||Yes|
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Bones 1 Always 83 Raw chicken 1 Always 203 Feather 5,10,15 Common 75–225 Cornucopia 1 Very rare Not sold Spin ticket 1 Very rare Not sold
- At RuneFest 2011, chickens were spawned at the Grand Exchange by a Jagex moderator demonstrating how the Rotten potato works.