dec: 344 hex: 158 bin: 101011000
|— Duncan Geere|
Eggs are items that can be used to craft food items, or used as a throwable entity to spawn chickens.
Chickens drop an egg item every 5–10 minutes.
Foxes that are holding eggs also have a chance of 8.5%[JE only]/100%[BE only] to drop the egg they are holding upon death. Alternatively, player can drop a food item, which will cause the fox to drop the egg.
Eggs can be found in 23.3% of village fletcher chests in stacks of 1–3.
|Cake||Milk Bucket +
|Empty buckets remain in the crafting grid after crafting the cake.|
|Pumpkin Pie||Pumpkin +
Players are able to throw eggs and deal knockback to mobs and other players, but no damage will be dealt, similar to a snowball. Throwing eggs at neutral mobs will provoke them. Eggs can also be fired from dispensers and are affected by gravity.
When thrown by pressing the use button, 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 2.192 chicks, and a full inventory including the hotbar and off-hand (
37 * 16 = 592 eggs) will spawn approximately 81 chicks. If the inventory is at maximum capacity (including shulker boxes, which means 15,984 eggs), then you could expect to get about 2,190 chicks.
Thrown eggs have entity data which define various properties of the entity.
- Entity data
- Tags common to all entities see Template:Nbt inherit/entity/template
- Tags common to all projectiles see Template:Nbt inherit/projectile/template
- shake: The "shake" when projectiles hit a block.
- owner: The uuid of the entity this projectile was thrown by.
- L: Thrower UUIDLeast. Used to generate UUID.
- M: Thrower UUIDMost. Used to generate UUID.
- Item: The item to render as, may be absent.
- Tags common to all items see Template:Nbt inherit/itemnoslot/template
|Icon||Achievement||In-game description||Actual requirements (if different)||Availability||Xbox points earned||Trophy type (PS)|
|The Lie||Wheat, sugar, milk, and eggs!||Pick up a cake from a crafting table output.||Yes||PS3||Alt||Yes||40G||Silver|
|Java Edition Alpha|
|Java Edition Beta|
|1.0||Eggs are now throwable at the request of a fan as a result of Twitter conversation about a man eating his USB, if Notch added egg throwing.|
|1.2||Eggs are now used to craft cake.|
|Sound Update||The egg's throw sound has now been changed.|
|1.0.0||Beta 1.9 Prerelease 2||Breeding has now been added, making eggs easier to obtain.|
|1.4.2||12w37a||Eggs are now used to craft pumpkin pie.|
|1.9||15w32a||Eggs will now no longer damage the ender dragon.|
|1.11||16w32a||The entity ID has been changed from |
|1.13||17w47a||Prior to The Flattening, this item's numeral ID was 344.|
|1.14||18w43a||Changed the texture of eggs.|
|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 will now have a chance of spawning baby chickens.|
|1.1.0||alpha 220.127.116.11||The entity ID is changed from |
|1.10.0||beta 18.104.22.168||Changed the texture of eggs.|
|1.11.0||beta 22.214.171.124||Eggs can now be found in village fletcher chests.|
|beta 126.96.36.199||Eggs can now be sold to farmer villagers.|
|Upcoming Bedrock Edition|
|1.13.0||beta 188.8.131.52||Added fox which can drop egg.|
|Legacy Console Edition|
|TU1||CU1||1.0||Patch 1||Added eggs.|
|New Nintendo 3DS 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 nether portal will break the egg when it hits the portal.
- "Taking Inventory: Egg" – Minecraft.net, April 19, 2019