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Internal ID

JE: 7
BE: 82

Network ID

JE: 62

Entity ID


First appearances

See History

Data value

dec: 344 hex: 158 bin: 101011000



Eggs are items that can be used to craft food items, or used as a throwable entity.


See also: Egg farming tutorial


Chickens lay eggs every 5–10 minutes and these can be collected while on the ground.


Crafting ingredient[edit]

Name Ingredients Crafting recipe Description
Cake Milk Bucket +
Sugar +
Egg +

After crafting the cake, the milk will become buckets, which will remain in the crafting grid.
Pumpkin Pie Pumpkin +
Sugar +


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.

Spawning chickens[edit]

When thrown, an egg has a 18 chance of spawning a chick. If this occurs, there is a 132 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 31256 chance of spawning 1 chick and a 1256 chance of spawning four chicks.

The expected value of the number of chicks an egg produces is 35256 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.

Data values[edit]

See also: Chunk format

Thrown eggs have entity data which define various properties of the entity. Their entity ID is egg.


Icon Achievement In-game description Actual requirements (if different) Availability Xbox points earned Trophy type (PS)
Xbox PS Bedrock Nintendo

The LieWheat, sugar, milk, and eggs!Pick up a cake from a crafting table output.YesYesYesYes40GSilver



Java Edition Alpha
v1.0.14 Added eggs.
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]
1.2 Eggs are now used to craft cake.
Sound Update The egg's throw sound has now been changed.
Java Edition
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 ThrownEgg to egg.
1.13 17w47a Prior to The Flattening, this item's numeral ID was 344.
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.
Pocket Edition
1.1 alpha The entity ID is changed from thrownegg to egg.
Legacy Console Edition
TU1CU11.0Patch 1Added eggs.


Issues relating to "Egg" are maintained on the bug tracker. Report issues there.


  • 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.