How to Get 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. Yep, 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 their house’s general vicinity. This allows the chicken to graze on grass.
A good tactic is to have a patch (bought for 100g at Pierre’s Shop) next to coop with a fence around to keep the chickens there.
How to Feed Your Chickens Right
In order to feed it within the coop, on let’s say a rainy day, you’re going to need hay.
This can be purchased from Marnie’s for 50 gold each and can be stored up within a Silo (which you’ll need to build) once you cut blades of grass with your scythe.
The Silo auto fills up the contraption with your hay, so it’s definitely nifty to own.
Once you have hay, simply go in and walk over to the wooden area where it looks like animals would feed from on the upper right corner of the room.
Place the hay there (can place up to four hay stacks) and your chickens will be equipped to live.
They’ll feed on it themselves whenever they need to, so just make sure to check back in and see if there’s any need for more.
This method gets very expensive, of course. So the best way to feed them is still to just have patches of grass and letting them free.