A white egg from a bird.
Eggs can also be found by foraging.
Eggs decay similarly to other food items. When they have fully decayed, a chicken may hatch.
Both foraged eggs and eggs laid by hens have a chance to be fertile or infertile. Upon examining an egg, you will see if it is fertile or not. Note that any egg stored in a bulk container is no longer fertile.
- Eggs must be placed on a Grass, Dirt tile, or Crops in order to hatch. Eggs left on enchanted grass or a rock tile will not hatch.
- The egg must be fertile to have a chance of hatching.
- 10% of eggs will hatch into chicks, though this percentage likely varies based on creature populations.
- Eggs weigh 0.10 and are always quality 99 if they are dropped from a hen.
- Eggs found through foraging vary in quality, depending on your foraging skill.
- Renaming the egg sets the name for the hatched chick. However it does not keep the name when it becomes a Hen or Rooster
- The hatched chick will appear below you on the ground floor if you are on a higher floor at the time of hatching.
- Eggs can be stored in a food storage bin
- Note that eggs stored in a fsb no longer have the ability to be hatched.
- Eggs also contain the unusual nondestructive ability to be "sucked", as right-clicking on an egg gives the option to Suck Egg. It will give you a weird feeling. This option is only available if you have no item active.