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A chicken is a monster added in SLASH'EM. Feeding it vegan food may tame it. Contrary to what one might expect, they cannot lay eggs, and no eggs will hatch as chickens.


While not a threat in and of itself, chickens share a glyph with the instadeath-causing chickatrice. Players should very careful not to mistake a chickatrice for a chicken, therefore. Both tend to appear in small groups.

Chickens are hardly worth taming: they have low carrying capacity, are weak in combat and cannot grow up into anything better.