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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.

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
Farm south of Falador1Free-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

Drops[edit | edit source]

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

The average Chicken kill is worth 313.79.

100%[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Bones.png: Chicken drops Bones with rarity Always in quantity 1Bones1Always980
Raw chicken.png: Chicken drops Raw chicken with rarity Always in quantity 1Raw chicken1Always1970

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
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.

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."