I've built a Chicken Generator and I want it to generate Raw Chicken Meat. However, I'm not sure if they lay eggs when loaded into the Spawn Chunks.
So, do they lay eggs or I've built the Generator for nothing?

Note: I want to know this because I want for the Generator to work wherever I am in the world.

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Yes, chickens will lay eggs when they are loaded in the spawn chucks. See the behavior section here. It says 'While in a loaded chunk, a chicken will lay one egg every 5 to 10 minutes (6000 to 12000 ticks), unless it is (or was) a part of a chicken jockey.' and as spawn chunks are always loaded, the chickens will continue to lay eggs.

  • Do you have a source?
    – Aluminite
    Jan 29, 2017 at 14:19
  • I updated the answer to include one.
    – BluCode
    Jan 29, 2017 at 15:40

I think it was 5-10 minutes, but other sites say 8 minutes. Chickenbaby need 8m to grow.


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