Chicken LizardsReturn to: Miscellaneous
|Chicken Lizards and Battle Chicken Lizards|
|By Petra Fyde, March 2010|
So, you want to breed a champion Battle Chicken? Here is your beginner’s guide.
The first requirement for breeding chickens, as any good farmer will tell you, is having somewhere to house them. Seek out your local carpenter, or grab your trusty saw if you have the skill, and get yourself a chicken coop (or two, or even three).
|Each chicken coop can house up to three chickens, chicken lizards or battle chicken lizards.
The coop must be locked down or secured to be functional, it will not work if inside a container.
While you’ve got the saw handy (or the local carpenter) you’ll also need an incubator for your eggs
Chicken Coop Functionality
- The chicken coop does not count towards normal stable slots (data and stats are stored on the coop).
- This means that you can only claim a chicken from the coop it was stabled in.
- Claim or stable chickens through a context menu on the coop.
- Claimed chickens occupy the owner’s follower slots (one slot per chicken).
- Claimed chickens have the same red/blue alignment as their owner.
- If the coop is destroyed all pets within it are also lost.
You will need food – hay, bought from npc farmers or farmers’ markets (hay does not stack). Not to be confused with wheat which grows freely in the fields around Britain, Yew and Moonglow farms. Chicken lizards will not eat wheat.
You will also need a water pitcher.
Populating the Coop
Now you are ready to catch your breeding stock of chicken lizards. You will find them running wild on the western side of Ter Mur, just outside the Royal City. Beware of silver serpents which are also in the area. Use taming skill to capture your chicken, it may take several attempts if you have no training in the skill, but it is possible.
Return home with your new aquisition, feed it and stable it in the coop using the coop’s context menu. You must now wait one real time week for the chicken lizard to bond, at that point feed it again and re-stable the now bonded chick.
Eggs are laid when the bonded chicken lizard is fed, feed once per day only. If an egg is not laid, feeding it again on the same day will not cause an egg to be laid. The first egg chance occurs on the day after bonding, thereafter the chicken will lay a maximum of two eggs per week.
It is possible to short-cut this process by killing chicken lizards and finding an egg in the corpse, however these eggs are quite rare and killing the creatures causes substantial karma loss.
Care for your eggs by placing them in the incubator and watering them once per day (24 hours) with the water pitcher for 3 days (72 hours). During incubation the egg will change size and hue , if the egg contains a battle chicken the final hue will denote the color of the bird.
At the end of 72 hours a mature, well cared for egg has a 10% chance of hatching into a battle chicken.
If you are not going to hatch your egg on the day it matures, remove it from the incubator. Leaving it in the incubator will cause it to burn.
Eggs can be removed from the incubator at any stage during growth, when moved the egg will check whether the new location is an incubator or not. If not, the egg will not continue to mature. When returned to an incubator the incubation timer will re-start from where it left off, checking every hour whether or not it has gone over the maximum incubation time.
|Egg Incubation Stages|
|Freshly laid egg, not yet incubated|
|Stage 1 incubation completed – egg moist|
|Stage 2 incubation completed – egg moist|
|Stage 3 incubation completed – egg moist and ready to be hatched|
|Stage 4 incubation completed – egg burnt. A burnt egg will not hatch|
Consequences of Neglect
- Watering missed once – The egg will grow but will need watering twice, battle chicken chance reduced to 5%, burning risk 5%
- Watering missed twice – The egg will not grow, will need watering three times, battle chicken chance reduced to 1%, burning risk 50%
- Watering missed three times – The egg will not grow, 100% burning risk
Egg Descriptions & Meanings
- A chicken lizard egg – newly laid or less than 24 hours old
- A dry chicken lizard egg – a healthy egg in need of water. Water once.
- A moist chicken lizard egg – a healthy egg which has been watered
- A parched chicken lizard egg – a neglected egg in need of water. Water twice.
- A dehydrated chicken lizard egg – a very neglected egg in need of water. Water three times
- A burnt chicken lizard egg – a severely neglected egg, water will not help. You killed it.
- A mature chicken lizard egg – a healthy egg ready to be hatched. Make sure you have room for it in your coop.
- A mature battle chicken lizard egg – this egg will hatch into a battle chicken, see below.
Hatching the Egg
The egg will not automatically hatch, you will need to double click it to break the shell – you will get a confirmation gump for this. The egg can be hatched at any growth stage but prematurely hatched and burnt eggs will crumble and you will get a message to say that you failed. Mature eggs will reveal an untamed chicken lizard or battle chicken lizard and the egg shell will be destroyed. Tame the chicken lizard, feed it to start the bonding process and stable it in the coop.
On rare occasions the hatched egg can produce this temporary effect
|Battle Chicken Lizard Colors|
|Green||Light Green||Dark Green||Strong Green|
|Dryad Green||Nox Green||Ice Green||Cyan|
|Valorite||Ice Blue||Light Blue||Strong Cyan|
|Midnight Blue||Blue & Yellow||Strong Yellow||Gold|
|Agapite||Rum Red||Strong Purple||Black|
With thanks to Tina Small, Curran and Lord Finesse of LS for the use of their images.
Last modified: July 14, 2014