The Chicken is an animal in Stardew Valley. It comes in three varieties: White and Brown, and Blue (if you have reached Shane's 8-heart event). It is obtained by either purchasing it from Marnie for 800g or by putting an egg in an incubator. The egg will only hatch if there is room left in the coop. Upon purchase or hatching chickens can be named.
Adult chickens will produce eggs every morning if fed. Feed chickens hay which can be purchased from Marnie. If you build a fence around the coop, plant grass starter (purchased from Pierre's shop), and make sure the small roll-up door on the front of the coop is open, your chickens will feed from the grass here on sunny days in the spring, summer, and fall. All other days (and in winter), chickens will feed on hay placed in the upper right corner of the coop. Hay can be fetched from the dispenser in the upper left corner.
Happier chickens may produce larger, more valuable eggs.
The Chicken will produce an Egg or Brown Egg every morning, though both of these sell for 50g. Once sufficient friendship is reached, they can produce a Large Egg or Large Brown Egg which sells for 75g.
Blue ChickensShane's 8-heart event, each chicken you purchase from Marnie or hatch from a White or Brown egg has a 1/4 chance of being blue. Aside from appearance, the blue chickens are identical to regular white and brown chickens.
Blue chickens are born as blue chicks. If you are trying for a blue chicken and don't get one, you can exit and restart that day. The colour of the chick is assigned when it hatches.
It is possible to sell Chickens. The amount of gold obtained for doing so is dependent on how many hearts the animal has. The more hearts; the higher amount of gold fetched for selling it. The amount of gold obtained for selling a maximum-heart Chicken is 1,040g.
|Animals and Produce|
|Coop animals||Chicken (Egg • Large Egg • Brown Egg • Large Brown Egg) • Void Chicken (Void Egg) • Duck (Duck Egg • Duck Feather) • Rabbit (Wool • Rabbit's Foot) • Dinosaur (Dinosaur Egg)|
|Barn animals||Cow (Milk • Large Milk) • Goat (Goat Milk • Large Goat Milk) • Sheep (Wool) • Pig (Truffle)|
|Slime||Slimes (Slime • Slime Ball)|
|Pets||Horse • Dog • Cat|