Breeding and Feeding Chickens in Minecraft

Minecraft is a game that has been around for more than a decade now and it still remains one of the most popular games in the world. There are lots of different things to do in this game – from building structures, farming crops to raising and hunting animals. A question that many Minecraft players have is, what do chickens eat in Minecraft or how to breed them and what do you do with the eggs?

Well, today we’re going to talk about chickens in Minecraft!

Breeding and Feeding Chickens in Minecraft

What Do Chickens Eat in Minecraft?

In Minecraft, chickens eat wheat and other crop seeds like melons, pumpkins, or beetroot.

They are a great source of food for players. So, an experienced player will recommend that you start building a farm immediately.

You can find seeds for your chickens in Minecraft under the grass. You can do this by destroying the grass and trying to check the grass for some seeds.

How to Breed Chickens in Minecraft?

If you want to breed chickens in Minecraft all you have to do is feed two chickens the appropriate type of seed and wait for the baby chick to hatch.

Baby chickens come from wheat seeds and other crop variety seeds like melons, pumpkins and beetroot. When two adult chickens eat these kinds of seeds their baby chick hatches!

Keep in mind that chickens can’t breed in Minecraft 5 minutes after that.

Chicks in Minecraft don’t take a long time to hatch, and when they do you have the opportunity for new eggs that will eventually lead to more chicks.

It will take 20 mins for a chick to grow up in an adult chicken.

You can create an entirely different world with many chickens if you start breeding your own chicken flock via this crazy process called “hatching.”

Chicken Eggs in Minecraft

Chickens have many roles in the game, but their most important task is to lay eggs that spawn chickens.

When a chicken lays an egg in Minecraft, it has a 1/8 chance of spawning a chick!

what do chickens eat in Minecraft and how to breed them

Keep in mind that chickens lay eggs in Minecraft on random time intervals.

A ‘pop’ sound is heard when a chicken lays an egg in Minecraft. But the player needs to be close enough to the chicken in order to hear this sound.

Chicken Behavior in Minecraft

Even though they are passive mobs (which means they will not attack you), in the game, chickens are made to be very active animal mobs that are roaming randomly.

If you want a chicken to follows you on Minecraft, you need to know that they are ‘programmed’ in such a way that they will follow players within 6 blocks if the player is holding any type of seed.

Another interesting fact about their behavior in the game is that they are immune to fall damage. This is because in Minecraft, chickens have the ability to flap their wings when failing.

The chicken’s wings work like a parachute; as long as it keeps flapping them while in flight, then it can glide down without taking any injury.

A harmed chicken in Minecraft will flee around.

Another interesting ability is that Chickens can swim in Minecraft.

Where to Find Them?

The chickens are the most common of all mobs in the game. They spawn anywhere where there is grass and water.

Chickens can be found roaming free on any grassy area in the game or at one of many farms throughout each world configuration – but the most common places where you can find chickens in Minecraft are jungle hills, jungle edges and modified jungle edges.‌


To summarize, it is possible to breed chickens in Minecraft. These animals will lay eggs (which you can eat) and they have a chance of dropping feathers or raw meat when killed by the player.

It’s important to note that these are passive mobs – if your chicken gets hungry enough, or if attacked it will not attack you!

After reading this blog post, do you still have questions about how to raise chickens in Minecraft? If yes, then please take a look at the Official Minecraft Wiki page.

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