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How to Build a Chicken Farm in Minecraft

GameRant 4/2/2023 Monica Phillips
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Minecraft players often find themselves faced with a struggle that is known all too well by many college students: finding enough food to survive. Luckily, in Minecraft, players can make themselves an automatic cooked chicken farm in order to solve this problem.

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This farm is easy to build, only requiring some iron, Quartz, and dispensers, as well as a bucket of lava. Granted, it will take a little bit of time to put together but is well worth the effort as the finished farm will constantly produce cooked chicken and feathers for players.

Items Needed to Build a Chicken Farm in Minecraft

Players must go to the nether and explore underground to make this farm, both of which can be done relatively early on. To make the chicken farm, players will need the following items:

  • 32 Building Blocks
  • 1 Chest
  • 2 Hoppers
  • 1 Slab
  • 3 Dispensers
  • 1 Comparator
  • 1 Carpet
  • 1 Observer
  • 3 Redstone Dust
  • Bucket of Lava
  • A Lever or Button
  • A lot of Eggs

How to Get Eggs in Minecraft

For a chicken farm, eggs are essential. The easiest way to get a lot of them is by making a simple egg farm. This can be done by luring some chickens into a small enclosure, with a hopper minecart underneath them to collect all of the eggs that they lay.

While players could opt to lure chickens into their farm manually by using Seeds, they could also make a farm like this one to have all the eggs they need to collect in no time at all. When the eggs are collected, it's time to build the main attraction.

How to Build an Automatic Cooked Chicken Farm in Minecraft

To start, Minecraft players should place a chest and have a hopper running into it, with a slab on top. This slab (and all the building blocks) should be made of a non-flammable material because a bucket of lava on the farm could potentially light it on fire.

Players should place two dispensers like this behind the slab, optionally with a block below them. The top dispenser should have the lava bucket set inside, but players can opt to do this later to prevent any accidental misfires.

Minecraft players should then place a hopper into the back of the bottom dispenser with a carpet on top and a comparator facing away from that hopper. This means the Comparator will light up whenever an item enters the hopper. There should also be an observer with the "-_-" face towards the Comparator, right above it. Players can also opt to put transparent blocks above the chest during this step.

Players can then put Redstone on top of the observer and the top dispenser, with another observer in between. Those who want to save on Quartz and not make another observer can instead opt to replace the observer with a solid block and place a piece of Redstone on that block at the expense of having a bit of exposed Redstone.

Minecraft Players can now surround the entire thing with solid blocks, as it is mostly complete. That said, they should be sure to leave an open space in front of the dispenser and not accidentally connect the Redstone to anything else. This step is also when the lava bucket should be put into the top dispenser.

Optionally, a third dispenser can be placed facing the carpet on top of the hopper. This dispenser allows players to easily dispense more eggs and put more chickens into the farm without breaking anything. A lever can be placed on the side of this dispenser.

Minecraft players can now have a farm that automatically cooks chicken and provides feathers, as long as the hopper with a carpet on top has chickens above it. It should be noted that only around 24 chickens should be in this small hole at any time, as any more than this could trigger the entity cramming limit and kill them.

Minecraft is available on Mobile, PC, PS4, Switch, and Xbox One.

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