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Catch this creature to get eggs and feathers for arrows.

Walking speed 100
Climbing speed 100
Health 2
Life regen Red Cross.png
Drowning time 30s
Icon Hen icon.png
Egg.png Egg x2
Feather.png Feather x2

Hen[1] is a harmless[2] non-hostile creature that spawns above ground in Forest World.


Hens have no breeding system and will spawn randomly on the surface periodically to maintain a constant world population.

Hens will attempt to flee when attacked. They are quite fast and can be difficult for dwarfs to catch and kill; herd them into corners or holes for easier hunting. They are able to enter shelters through open doors and hatches and frequently fall down holes and mineshafts and are usually unable to find their way out.

When killed, hens will drop eggs and feathers and are the only source for these two ingredients.

Hens can also be trapped and fenced in a farm to produce egg and feather regularly.


Game version Release Changes
1.0.006 13 Jan 2015 Farm system introduced.
1.3.000 5 Jul 2016 Hens on farm lay eggs even if their population reached the maximum level.
1.3.003 28 Jul 2016 Fixed bug when hens arrive at wrong position outside the level.
Fixed: when hens on farm reached up to maximum population, they began to hatch outside the farm.


  1. Bestiary name of the creature. In game files it is called chicken.
  2. According to the bestiary classification.