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Chickens are a type of domesticated bird kept as livestock by farmers, and they are often found inside pens in the farms of Gielinor. Chickens are one of the weakest enemies in RuneScape, with some chickens having the same amount of hitpoints as a mere rat. They are often killed by low-level players training their combat skills, as they have very low defence and cannot kill a player. These players can also cook their raw chicken drops, allowing them to prolong their stay. Chickens, like most birds, count for bird Slayer assignments, which are given by Turael.

Chickens are the primary source of several useful items, as when they are killed they drop raw chickens for Cooking, bones for Prayer, and 5 to 15 feathers for Fishing or Fletching. Feathers are a commonly traded item due to their use in Fishing and Fletching, therefore, killing chickens and selling their feathers can be somewhat profitable for low level players.

Many low-level players also kill chickens for combat experience, as they have very low defence and rarely do any damage. Chickens will sometimes try to retreat when they have 1 hitpoint left. The chicken farm in Lumbridge is often crowded. Chickens count as birds for a Slayer assignment and can be assigned by Turael (3 exp/kill).

In most populated 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 shops and is required in several quests.


Location Number of
Farm across from the cow field, north-east of Lumbridge 12 No
Fred's farm, across from the cabbage field north of Lumbridge 8 No
Farm south of Falador and north of Port Sarim 8 No
North-western Entrana 4 Yes
Champions' Guild 5 No
Rellekka 4 Yes
Tai Bwo Wannai 4 Yes
Tenzing's House 4 Yes
Wizards' Tower basement 1 No
Yard of the White Knights' Castle in Falador 1 No
Peninsula between Witchaven and East Ardougne 4 Yes
Hemenster, near the Fishing Guild 4 Yes
Front yard of the Sinclair Mansion north of Seers' Village 3 Yes
Inside the Barbarian Outpost (Alfred Grimhand's Barcrawl) required. 3 Yes
In front of Miscellania Castle (level 2) 4 Yes
Outside the bank and around the castle on Etceteria (level 2) 7 Yes



Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Bones.png Bones 1 Always 89
Raw chicken.png Raw chicken 1 Always 69


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Feather.png Feather 5–15 Common 15–45


  • If you poison a chicken, and let it continue attacking you without it dying, eventually it lays an egg.[1]


  1. Jagex. Mod Ash's Twitter account. 17 August 2018. Mod Ash: "If you poison a chicken, and let it continue attacking you without it dying, eventually it lays an egg."