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Raw Chicken
RawChicken.png
Raw Chicken
Type

Food

Restores

Hunger.svg

30% chance of hunger (0:30)

Cookable

Yes

Stackable

Yes (64)

First appearance

Beta 1.8

Data value

dec: 365 hex: 16D bin: 101101101

Name

chicken

Raw Chicken is a food item dropped when chickens are killed. Each piece of raw chicken restores 2 units of the food bar and 1.2 hunger saturation.

Contents

[edit] As a cooking ingredient

Cooked chicken can be obtained by cooking the raw chicken in an oven with some kind of fuel, such as coal or wooden planks.

Alternatively, the player can use a flint and steel to set chickens on fire to collect cooked chicken.

Name Ingredients Smelting recipe

Cooked Chicken

Raw Chicken +
Any fuel

Raw Chicken Grid layout Furnace Progress.png Cooked Chicken
Grid layout Fire.png
CoalCharcoalOak WoodOak Wood Planks

[edit] Advantages

  • Chickens are relatively easier to find in the world than pigs or cows.
  • Chickens die easier, as they have only 4 units of health, making obtaining raw chicken both time effective, and food/saturation effective.
  • Supply of raw chicken is easier to maintain as chickens also drop eggs which can be hatched into chicks for mass production of raw chicken rather than being dependent on seeds or wheat for breeding.

[edit] Disadvantages

  • Raw chicken has a 30% chance of giving the player food poisoning, which is one reason why it's better to cook it first (the other being more food value).

However, food poisoning just barely counteracts one raw chicken's food saturation, and will not even drain half a hunger shank. This makes it a very minor drawback, especially when eating multiple raw chickens at once. Because food poisoning does not stack, and because raw chicken has a very high food saturation value, eating multiple raw chickens at a time will easily restore more hunger than the poison can take away.

[edit] History

Beta
1.8 Added in the Adventure Update. Formerly a chicken would only drop a feather, but now a raw chicken is dropped (usually along with a feather), and can be obtained by killing a chicken.
Official release
1.4.2 12w37a Texture changed from 1.3.2 chicken.png to 12w37a chicken.png (The item sprite no longer has a dark outline).
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.4.0 Added raw chicken.
Console Edition
TU5 Added raw chicken.

[edit] Gallery

[edit] Trivia

  • The poisoning effect is most likely based on the real life disease Salmonella, which is notorious for being present in uncooked meats, more commonly raw chicken, raw eggs and fish.

[edit] References