Chicken Coop

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A Chicken Coop is an Animal Crate used for capturing, transporting and delivering Chicken to the Merchant Alliance Trading Company in Sea of Thieves.

Where to Find?

There are two sources for acquiring Chicken Coops. A crew can pick up a set amount of Chicken Coops from any Merchant Alliance Representative at Outposts if they pick up a Merchant Voyage that requires the delivery of Chicken. The number of Chicken Coops is equal to the number of requested Chicken on the Trade Good Ledger.

Singular Chicken Coops can also be found either beached or stashed away on Islands. They can appear on Islands that don't have Chicken on them.


A Chicken Coop has no value on its own and cannot be sold back to the Merchant Alliance by itself. The Coops are only valuable when carrying a Chicken inside it. Player Crews will have to take the Coop to Islands that spawn Chicken and manually capture the Animals.

A Player Pirate can capture a Chicken inside a Coop if they are holding the Coop in hand and are above a Chicken. A prompt will appear, indicating that the Chicken can be captured inside the Crate. Once captured, the Chicken can then be delivered back to any Merchant Alliance Representatives on Outposts and sold for Gold and Reputation. On their own, captured Chickens are not worth much Gold and Reputation. However, if a Crew has acquired a Trade Good Commission that requests the delivery of specific Chicken to a specific Outpost in time, completing the Commission will reward players with 10 times as much Gold and Reputation for the Chicken.


There are four tiers of Chicken that can be captured in a Chicken Coop, distinguished by their colouring.

A Chicken is worth 10x more Gold when commissioned through a Merchant Voyage.

Tier Chicken Without Commission With Commission
Tier 1 White Feathered Chicken 10 - 25 Gold 100 - 250 Gold
Tier 2 Red Speckled Chicken 35 - 70 Gold 350 - 700 Gold
Tier 3 Black Plumed Chicken 75 - 140 Gold 750 - 1,400 Gold
Tier 4 Golden Chicken 155 - 280 Gold 1,550 - 2,800 Gold


  • Chicken can die inside Crates. Try to keep them safe from sources of damage like Cannonball fire, Fire, Weapons or even Poison if you're also transporting Snakes.
  • When a Chicken dies in a Crate, it leaves behind an Uncooked (or Burnt or Cooked when killed by fire) Chicken (meat) on the floor of the Crate
  • Interestingly, Chicken Coops with live Chickens inside of them can be buried and retrieved without any consequences.


Patch history

  • 2.3.2 (November 11, 2021)
    • When caging Chickens, leaving them on an island and returning from some distance away should no longer cause them to change colour.
  • 1.0.0 (March 20, 2018)
    • Introduced.