Chickens are one of the animals that can be obtained in Harvest Moon: Back To Nature.
If your chicken participates in the Chicken Festival and wins, it will start to produce golden eggs the next day.
There are two stages of chickens: chicks and chickens. To have a chick, one must put an egg in the incubator and it will hatch in 3 days.
At this young premature stage, they are unable to produce eggs. Even if the player feeds a chick, their affection rate will not increase until they grow into an adult chicken. Chicks are only obtainable by putting egg into the incubator.
It takes 9 full days for a chick to grow into a chicken and start producing eggs daily.
Adult chickens require love and proper care. Chickens need to be fed in order to increase their affection level and keep them healthy. After feeding them for many consecutive days, it will start to produce eggs which will give you a profit everyday. The higher the affection level, the better quality the egg. With this, you can participate in the Chicken Festival and produce golden eggs if the tournament is won.
Each chicken wil have it's own affection level, starting at 10. If a chicken is properly taken care of, it will take a minimum of 24 days to make a Chicken have max affection. Feeding chickens is the only way to increase their affection level.
Below is a list of activities that will increase or decrease a chicken's affection level:
|Attacking with a tool||-10 points|
|Being barked at by a wild dog||-10 points|
|Not feeding for the day||-20 points|
|Leaving outside in bad weather||-120 points|
Chicks and chickens will live inside of the Chicken Coop on your property. Inside the chicken coop, time will be stopped, allowing the player to feed chickens and collect produce without time passing.
Chicks and chickens both require chicken feed for food. Each chicken will have it's own feed box where chicken feed can be placed. They need to be fed once a day. On sunny days, chickens can be brought outside to roam freely on the farm. The chickens will pull worms out of the ground for food instead of having to eat chicken feed.
Chickens should be placed outside during sunny days, but brought inside during the night time so that they are not attacked by wild dogs. During bad weather, chickens should always be kept inside the chicken coop.
Chickens can become sick if they are not fed properly or if they are left outside during bad weather. Sick chickens will not produce eggs, and will not get better without the help of Animal Medicine. Sick chickens can be identified by:
- Icon of the chickens in the pause menu.
- The fact that they do not move.
Sick chickens will die if they are not cured. Illness does not spread to other chickens, so there is no worry of contamination from one chicken to the next. After a chicken has been cured, it will take several days before it will start producing eggs again.
Chickens have it's own animal products. They produce eggs, which can also be made into mayonnaise with the mayonnaise maker.
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Healthy adult chickens will produce an egg daily. Eggs can be cooked, put into an incubator, shipped or given as a gift.
There are also golden eggs that are only obtainable once your chicken has won the Chicken Festival.
|Animal Product||Shipping Price||Image|
|Golden Egg||150 G|
If you have a Mayonnaise Maker, you can now convert eggs into mayonnaise which will give you more money than shipping ordinary eggs.
|Animal Product||Shipping Price|
|Mayonnaise S||100 G|
|Mayonnaise M||150 G|
|Mayonnaise L||200 G|
|Mayonnaise G||300 G|