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An Egg is an item that can be used to craft a couple of food items, or used as a throwable entity.
- See also: Egg farming tutorial
Chickens lay eggs every 5-10 minutes and can be collected while on the ground.
Eggs are able to knockback mobs and gives the same effect as if the mob were being damaged. They deal 1 () to Ender Dragons , but no damage to other mobs. Eggs can also be fired from dispensers and are affected by gravity. Throwing eggs at neutral mobs will provoke them.
When thrown an egg has a 1⁄8 chance of spawning a chick. If this happens, there is an additional 1⁄32 chance of spawning four chicks (instead of just one). In other words whenever an egg is thrown there is a 1⁄256 chance of spawning four chicks.
|1.0||Eggs are now throwable at the request of a fan as a result of Twitter conversation.|
|1.0.0||Beta 1.9-pre2||Breeding added, making eggs easier to obtain.|
|Pocket Edition Alpha|
|0.8.0||build 3||Thrown eggs now have a chance of spawning baby chickens.|
Issues relating to "Egg" are maintained on the issue tracker. Report issues there.
- If the player is standing near a chicken when it lays an egg, a "pop" can be heard. However, this does not occur in Pocket Edition.
- Eggs will break midfall if hit by another projectile; The chance of spawning a baby chicken is not affected.
- Throwing an egg at a portal will break the egg when it hits the portal.
- If a player is killed with eggs, it will say "[victim] was pummeled by [killer]". This message is unused because eggs don't cause damage. Ender pearls and snowballs will also display this message.
- If an egg is thrown at an adult chicken and a baby is spawned, the baby chicken will follow the adult chicken around, thinking the adult chicken is its parent.