Golden Chicken

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Golden Chickens are a type of Chicken in Sea of Thieves. The Golden Chicken can be caught inside a Chicken Coop and sold to the Merchant Alliance for Gold and Reputation (and Emissary Value when sailing as Trading Company Emissaries). Alternatively, chickens can be killed for Chicken Meat, which can then be cooked and eaten for Health or sold to The Hunter's Call for Gold and Reputation.

Mechanics

Chickens can be found roaming around in groups on Islands, minding their own business. Chickens have very little health and drop raw Chicken Meat when killed. Any Chickens that die to Fire or Explosives may leave behind Burnt or Cooked Meat instead.

Chickens are one of the three Animals that are valuable to the Merchant Alliance Trading Company. The Merchant Senior Traders on Outposts offer Merchant Voyages that may send players in search of Chickens to be captured and delivered to a specific Outpost by a specific time. Golden Chickens may be one of the Animals required for capture in a Merchant Contract. To capture a Chicken, players need to hold a Chicken Coop in hand and hold down the Primary Interact Button near them. Chicken Coops can be picked up from any Senior Trader at Outposts when Chickens are requested in the Merchant Contract. Chicken Coops can also randomly be found on Islands.

Chickens inside Chicken Coops can still die from any source of damage meaning that they need to be kept safe from any source of harm.

Chicken Coops cannot be sold empty and are only valuable with a Chicken inside.

Rewards

Golden Chickens captured inside Chicken Coops can be sold for an un-commissioned reward or a commissioned reward when a Merchant Contract for the chicken is issued. Alternatively Chicken Meat from a killed Chicken can be sold to The Hunter's Call.

Un-commissioned

Golden Chickens inside Chicken Coops can be sold to:

The following is the reward chart for the sold un-commissioned Chicken:

Emissary Grade Gold (Min.) Gold (Max.) Emissary Value
No Emissary 150 Gold 300 Gold 0
I 150 Gold 300 Gold 432
II 199 Gold 399 Gold 574.56
III 250 Gold 501 Gold 721.44
IV 300 Gold 600 Gold 864
V 375 Gold 750 Gold 1080

Commissioned

If Crews have an active Merchant Contract Commission, requesting the delivery of a captured Golden Chicken to a specified Senior Trader by a set time, they can earn 10 times as much gold and 15 times as much Emissary Value for the delivered animal. This bonus does not apply when sold to the Reaper's Bones Company.

The following is the reward chart for the sold commissioned Chicken:

Emissary Grade Gold (Min.) Gold (Max.) Emissary Value
No Emissary 1,500 Gold 3,000 Gold 0
I 1,500 Gold 3,000 Gold 6480
II 1,995 Gold 3,990 Gold 8618.4
III 2,505 Gold 5,010 Gold 10821.6
IV 3,000 Gold 6,000 Gold 12960
V 3,750 Gold 7,500 Gold 16200

Chicken Meat

Cooked Chicken Meat can be sold to The Hunter's Call Representatives on any Seapost for Gold and Reputation with the Company.

The following is the reward chart for sold Chicken Meat:

Chicken Meat Value
Raw Under-Cooked Cooked Burnt
Chicken meat X 40 Gold 45 Gold Gold

Where to Find

Golden Chickens can be found on any Island that has Chickens as their native Animal. The following is a list of all Islands that have a native habitat of Chickens:

Notes

Commendations

Commendations
ImageCommendationRequirementsRewards
Merchant of the Dawn Caller emblem.png
Merchant of the Dawn CallerDeliver 200 Chickens on schedule.
 
  • Grade I: 5
  • Grade II: 20
  • Grade III: 50
  • Grade IV: 100
  • Grade V: 200
Title icon.png Rewards the Merchant of the Dawn Caller Title.
Merchant of Grand Fauna emblem.png
Merchant of Grand FaunaDeliver 200 Golden Animals on Schedule.
 
  • Grade I: 5
  • Grade II: 20
  • Grade III: 50
  • Grade IV: 100
  • Grade V: 200
Title icon.png Rewards the Merchant of Grand Fauna Title.
Precious Commodities emblem.png
Precious CommoditiesDeliver 600 Merchant Alliance Consignments while flying the Merchant Alliance Emissary Flag.
High Seas only
 
  • Grade I: 120
  • Grade II: 240
  • Grade III: 360
  • Grade IV: 480
  • Grade V: 600
n/a
Prestigious Merchant emblem.png
Prestigious MerchantDeliver 320 Merchant Alliance Consignments while flying a Grade 5 Merchant Alliance Emissary Flag.
High Seas only
 
  • Grade I: 60
  • Grade II: 120
  • Grade III: 200
  • Grade IV: 240
  • Grade V: 320
n/a
Cargo Captured emblem.png
Cargo CapturedDeliver 480 Merchant Alliance Consignments to the Reaper's Bones.
High Seas only
 
  • Grade I: 60
  • Grade II: 120
  • Grade III: 240
  • Grade IV: 360
  • Grade V: 480
n/a
Plundered Prizes emblem.png
Plundered PrizesSell 600 of any Trading Company items while flying the Reaper's Bones Emissary Flag.
High Seas only
 
  • Grade I: 120
  • Grade II: 240
  • Grade III: 360
  • Grade IV: 480
  • Grade V: 600
Lock icon.png Unlocks Dawn Hunter Set items for purchase.
Fearless Reaper emblem.png
Fearless ReaperSell 320 of any Trading Company items while flying a Grade 5 Reaper's Bones Emissary Flag.
High Seas only
 
  • Grade I: 60
  • Grade II: 120
  • Grade III: 200
  • Grade IV: 240
  • Grade V: 320
n/a
Legendary Merchant of Fauna emblem.png
Legendary Merchant of FaunaDeliver 500 Animals on time, as a Pirate Legend
High Seas only
 
  • Grade I: 10
  • Grade II: 50
  • Grade III: 100
  • Grade IV: 250
  • Grade V: 500
Title icon.png Rewards the Legendary Merchant of Fauna Title.