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Chickens are creatures found in Appalachia.


Some chickens survived the Great War sheltering in bunkers.[1] In Appalachia, they have survived in a more natural fashion and are considerably more common. Less mutated than other creatures in the area, they are utilized for food.[2]

Radchicken variants[3] have been exposed to high levels of radiation, leaving them atrophied and naked. They are slightly smaller than their pre-War ancestors, and likewise pose no threat.


Gameplay attributes

Chickens are completely docile, fleeing as soon as combat breaks out in their vicinity.



A standard chicken traveling the Appalachian wasteland.

Name (Form ID)AbilitiesItems


  • Wastelanders Approximately five can be found at Foundation, in the chicken pen next to the garden.
  • Wastelanders One dead chicken can be found in the outdoor kitchen of Rollins labor camp.
  • Two chickens will appear inside a chicken coop, if built in a C.A.M.P. or a workshop. They will produce raw fertilizer, but cannot otherwise be interacted with.
  • One chicken will spawn as part of a random encounter, chasing a terrified wastelander, who will ask for anyone nearby to kill it. Afterward, they will express their gratitude, calling the chicken a "monster."

Alongside other creatures

Chickens can be found at specific locations that have a chance to spawn as a combined critter trio of a beaver, cat, chicken, fox, frog, opossum, rad rabbit, radstag or squirrel, including:

Named chickens


Delbert Winters mentions that chickens can be used to make soup.[4]


Chickens appear in Fallout 76.



  1. Hilltop farm ruins terminal entries; (Entry: Jim)
  2. "Subject C-04: Some chickens. They appear to be less mutated than other creatures we've come across. Looking at them is making me hungry. Maybe I'll spare this one from the incinerator. Pretty sure I saw some garlic and paprika in the supply room somewhere. I can't do another night of that pink shit again."
    Enclave research facility terminal entries; Subject C-04
  3. RadChickenRace
    00111233 (FO76)
  4. Volunteer training program: Food