Fey Chicken

Don't let their pupil-less eyes scare you, these fluffy birds are docile and friendly. Just...avoid stepping on any eggs.
    These magical chickens are native to the Feywild. No one is certain how they came to be or when they first started to appear among the meadows. They are colorful, soft, and can produce more than just food products.    

Physical Appearance

  These birds are twice the size of a standard chicken. Their feathers are soft and poofed out, giving them the image of a living fluff ball. They have large round eyes that come in solid colors. Despite having normal legs, the fluffy feathers obscure most of their length adding to their rounded appearance.   Their beaks are triangular and sharp. They are the same color as the legs which range anywhere from black to a pale gray. Fey chickens have two legs and two wings. Their tail feathers are short and just as fluffy as the rest.  

Feather and Eye Colors

Fey chickens come in a range of bright and pastel colors. Observed feather colors include shades of pink, yellow, and orange. Their eyes are typically darker and can be black, blue, or green.

Sexual Dimorphism

Females are larger and paler in color with softer feathers. Males are smaller and come in brighter shades. Neither possess a comb or wattle.


  Fey chickens use sexual reproduction and are active year round. If there are no roosters present, hens continue to lay unfertilized eggs on a regular basis. Egg production and quality is dependent on the chicken's health, nutrition, and quality of life.   If an egg is fertilized it is harmless and will produce a baby chicken. These are easy to pick out as they are always white shells with rainbow speckling. Fertilized eggs have no magical properties.  

That wasn't a chick in that egg!

There are several types of unfertilized eggs that can be laid. Most are safe for consumption. These eggs come in several different shades, each distinguishable from the other. The shell color dictates what magical property the egg provides.    

Life Cycle

  Once a fertilized egg is laid, the male and female chickens take turns incubating it. Clutches range from 2-6 eggs. It takes between 20-24 days for the chicks to hatch. Babies are cared for by the parents until they reach maturity between 6 and 9 months.    


  Fey chickens are omnivores and eat without discretion. They'll enjoy foods like fruits and vegetables, seeds, and insects. People have observed them even eating their own eggs if they were broken. Size does not matter. They will happily peck away at foods too big to fit in their beaks.
Bird / Magical
8-16 Years
Protection Status

Cover image: by Krzysiek


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Dec 15, 2021 22:15 by Angantyr

Interesting! :D What happens when you step on an egg?

Playing around with words and worlds
Dec 15, 2021 23:33 by Ezra Aldrich

Most are harmless as they give consumable effects, but one of them acts as a thrown bomb and goes off upon a broken shell. Step hard enough on it and you'll go boom.

Jan 2, 2022 12:00

They sound really cute and an interesting "source" for magic eggs that can do a range of things. I also wonder, has anyone ever tried fey chicken meat? Is it magic or special in any way?   The difference of eggs though is somewhat confusing though (the paragraph under "That Wasn't A Chick In That Egg!". The distinction between fertilized and unfertilized and magic eggs is not clear. I take it that all unfertilized eggs are magic eggs, but to be honest, the wording/sequence of sentences makes it a tad difficult to figure out.

Jan 2, 2022 12:12 by Ezra Aldrich

Thank you! Hmm, that's certainly something to ponder. The NPC who raises a flock doesn't eat them and at current is the only one who can have the chickens themselves. Will have to add that to the brainstorm of ideas for future development. (My brain is still tired hehe)   Ah, fair point. For a quick response, yes, all unfertilized eggs have magic properties. I'm holding off on editing WE articles even small stuff for various reasons, but I'll be sure to make that section more clear for readers. Thanks for the input! c :