Minecraft How To

How To Breed Chickens In Minecraft

In this tutorial, we'll show you how to breed chickens in Minecraft with our step-by-step instructions and how-to video.

We cover what you need to feed chickens to get them to breed, how often you can breed them, and how to grow your baby chickens (chicks) faster.

Minecraft chickens are a passive mob that lay eggs.

Breeding Chickens Video Tutorial

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Available Platforms

Edition Platform Available
Java Edition Windows, Mac & Linux PC's Yes
Bedrock Edition Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, iOS, Android, Fire OS, Windows 10 PC's Yes
Education Edition Mac, iOs 12, Windows 10 PC's Yes
PlayStation Edition PlayStation 3 & 4 Yes

Required To Breed Chickens

  • 2 Chickens
  • 2 Seeds

Steps To Breed Chickens

1. Find Two Chickens To Breed

We first need to find two chickens to start the breeding process. If you're having trouble finding chickens you can summon them with a cheat or use a spawn egg.

Find Two Chickens To Breed

We need the chickens to remain close to each other, so it's a good idea to fence them in.

2. Feed The Chickens Seeds

With the chickens next to each other, we need to feed each chicken the seeds. Select the seeds in your Hotbar and feed each chicken separately using the following game controls:

  • Java Edition (PC/Mac), Windows 10 Edition, Education Edition: right click on the chickens.
  • Pocket Edition (PE): tap on the chickens.
  • Xbox 360, Xbox One: press the LT button.
  • PS3, PS4: press the L2 button.
  • Wii U, Nintendo Switch: press the ZL button

After feeding the chickens the seeds, you'll notice red hearts appear. This signifies that the chickens are entering love mode.

Feed The Chickens Seeds

Once the red hearts disappear, a baby chick will appear. It typically takes about 20 minutes for the baby chick to become an adult chicken. However, you can speed up that process by feeding the chick seeds.

And you must wait 5 minutes before your adult chickens will be able to breed again.

How to breed chickens in Minecraft

That's how to breed chickens in Minecraft! Minecraft chickens are a passive mob that lay eggs.

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