Getting a Chicken in Stardew Valley
In Stardew Valley you’ll be able to raise up an assortment of farm livestock that will do your sweet, sweet bidding for you. One such animal is the chicken. These cute little fowls can give you an egg every day, so long as you keep them healthy and happy of course.
After building your first Coop thanks to the help of the village Carpenter, Robin, you’ll have a lovely home for some chickens. Once that’s all ready – it will take her a couple of days – you’re good to go over to Marnie’s Ranch south of your farm and buy yourself a chick. That’s right, 800 gold will net you a cute little chick that will flourish into a powerful, egg laying monster.
She will immediately transfer over your new baby chick once you name it and you can find it scurrying around the coop’s general vicinity. It will oftentimes be within the coop itself. This allows the chicken to graze on grass. A good tactic is to have a patch of grass (bought for 100g at Pierre’s Shop) right outside of the coop with a fence around to keep the chickens there.