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Eggs are items that can be used to craft food items, or used as a throwable entity.
Obtaining[edit | edit source]
- See also: Egg farming tutorial
Chickens[edit | edit source]
Chickens lay eggs every 5–10 minutes and these can be collected while on the ground.
Usage[edit | edit source]
Crafting ingredient[edit | edit source]
The milk will become buckets and move to the player's inventory after crafting.
Combat[edit | edit source]
Players are able to throw eggs at mobs and give the same effect as if the mob were being damaged by a weapon. Eggs deal knockback to players and mobs. They also deal 1 () to Ender Dragons (except when hit in the head),[until 1.9] 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.
Spawning chickens[edit | edit source]
When thrown, an egg has a 1⁄8 chance of spawning a chick. If this occurs, there is a 1⁄32 chance of spawning three additional chicks (on average, 1 out of every 256 eggs will spawn 4 chicks). In other words, whenever an egg is thrown, there is a 31⁄256 chance of spawning 1 chick and a 1⁄256 chance of spawning four chicks.
The expected value of the number of chicks an egg produces is 35⁄256 or 0.137. This means that on average, spawning a single chicken requires 7.3 eggs, a stack of 16 eggs will spawn 2.1875 chicks, and a full inventory including the hotbar (36*16=576 eggs) will spawn approximately 78.75 chicks.
Data values[edit | edit source]
- See also: Chunk format
Thrown eggs have entity data which define various properties of the entity. Their entity ID is
Video[edit | edit source]
History[edit | edit source]
|1.0||Eggs are now throwable at the request of a fan as a result of Twitter conversation.|
|1.2||Eggs are now used to craft cake.|
|Sound Update||Egg throw sound was changed.|
|1.0.0||Beta 1.9-pre2||Breeding added, making eggs easier to obtain.|
|1.4.2||12w37a||Eggs are now used to craft pumpkin pie.|
|1.9||15w32a||No longer damage the Ender Dragon.|
|Pocket Edition Alpha|
|0.7.0||Added eggs. They can be used to craft cake.|
|0.8.0||build 2||Eggs are now used to craft pumpkin pie.|
|build 3||Thrown eggs now have a chance of spawning baby chickens.|
Issues[edit | edit source]
Issues relating to “Egg” are maintained on the issue tracker. Report issues there.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Eggs will break midfall if hit by another projectile; the chance of spawning a baby chicken is not affected.
- Throwing an egg at a nether portal will break the egg when it hits the portal.