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Chickens are farm animals that produce eggs. They are unlocked at experience level 1. They are the first type of farm animal unlocked in the game.


Alternate appearance

Main article: Themes

Chickens wear themed clothes and accessories during summer, Halloween and winter.


A chicken coop

Chickens must be placed in chicken coops to be purchased. Coops cost 5 CoinCoin each.

They are unlocked at levels 1, 12 and 23. Each coop can house six chickens.

At level 1, chickens cost 20 coins each; at level 12, 140 coins; at level 23, 270 coins.

Chickens and chicken coops can be bought from the shop.ShopShop


Egg basket

Eggs can be collected from chickens every 20 minutes. Players can skip the wait by paying 2 diamonds per chicken. Players must then give chickens chicken feed to get another harvest.

Chicken feed is made of:

Corn Wheat
x1 x2

Strategy tips

  • Making chicken feed only takes 5 minutes for 3 units. If you have two feed mills you can easily collect all your eggs and replenish your feed stock by the time the chickens are full again.
  • Instead of collecting the eggs from the chickens every time they're ready, you may decide to let the chickens sit on the eggs until they're needed. That will keep precious barn storage space free for other items.
  • If you decide to let the chickens sit on the eggs until they're needed, you can sell the excess chicken feed instead. Chicken feed sells very quickly at the maximum price of 72 coins for every 10 feed.
  • Eggs are easily found in the Daily Dirt, so eggs may not sell very well unless they're sold at a lower price.
  • Feeding farm animals and harvesting eggs are common tasks in derbies.

Easter egg

  • Tapping the chicken coop scares the chickens and makes them try to fly away from the perceived danger. This mimics their behavior in real life: chickens mostly fly briefly when frightened.

Did you know?

  • Chickens have a great memory. They can distinguish between over 100 different faces of people or animals.