Chickens are generally the first animal a player buys to start a farm. They, along with Cows and Sheep are the basic animals in Harvest Moon. The chickens have so far made appearances in every Harvest Moon game.
- Chickens appear in Harvest Moon 64
- Chickens appear in Harvest Moon GB
- Chickens appear in Harvest Moon: Tree of Tranquility
- Chickens appear in Harvest Moon: Island of Happiness
- Chickens appear in Harvest moon: The Tale of Two Towns
A Wonderful Life
In Harvest Moon A Wonferful Life, in order to breed chickens it is required to buy both a Hen (Female chicken) and a Rooster (Male chicken). When those conditions are met, the female chicked will lay "Ferterlized Eggs" which can be incubated, unlike regular eggs.
Of all Harvest Moon livestock, chickens are the most susceptible to being lost or killed. In most of the games wild dogs/wolves will carry off chickens if they are left outside during the night. To protect them from these predators chickens must be kept in a pen made of wood when outside. Leaving your dog outside will also help deter other dogs looking to steal chickens. Though if you choose to use your dog as a protection against wild dogs,you must train the dog first.To do this,you can use the dog ball. However fences made of stone or with broken poles will NOT protect your chickens. Chickens can also be blown away during bad storms so must be kept in the barn. </span>