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Sounds like something BIG is moving around inside.— In-game description

Kill the "chicken" is an unmarked quest in Fallout 2.

Quick walkthrough

Unmarked Quest: Kill the "chicken"
Enter Rose's back shack.
Subdue the dogs.
Blow the rocks with dynamite, plastic explosives, or raw strength.
Slay the beast.
Reward: 1000 XP

Detailed walkthrough

The "chicken" that Rose gets her wasteland omelettes from is actually a very fearsome deathclaw!

To reach it, one must first subdue the dogs, then blow up the rocks with explosives dynamite. The rocks can also be moved by hand, with a Strength above 7, which can be attempted repeatedly.

Killing the deathclaw gives 1000 XP, but also a drop in Modoc town reputation. Rose will also no longer sell the omelettes. Killing Rose's deathclaw while sneaking and without being detected will not drain reputation. Upon asking for an omelet, Rose will simply say that she no longer offers them because "some fool broke into our coop and killed our... chicken".


  • The dogs outside will become hostile if the Chosen One tries to move the rocks, or if he stays in the fenced area too long. This will turn any traders (and the stable boy) hostile, that are in range. The ones that don't 'see' the fight, will not turn hostile later.
  • Despite Cornelius stating that "Rose's dogs are vicious, but I just throw them some jerky and they don't pay me no mind," jerky doesn't seem to have any effect on the dogs, either by use, or by dropping it in the area.
  • This optional quest is in fact canon. It is mentioned in Fallout: New Vegas by Jas Wilkins, Rose's great-niece, who offers the Courier the recipe while recalling the story of someone coming to town and shooting the deathclaw "right in the eye". Jas however refers to it as a deathclaw mother.
  • If you blow the rocks on the door and then leave the deathclaw without killing it, then the deathclaw will walk around the northern part of Modoc, killing all the people in the area, including Rose, Cornelius, and Farrel. If not completed prior to this, it becomes impossible to find Cornelius' lost gold pocket watch.


When blowing the rocks and the dynamite blows the dogs as well, the game will crash. [verified]