Fortnite chicken locations and how to fly with a chicken explained

With the help of a feathered friend you can fly. For a while. 

Chickens are one of the types of wildlife, such as wolves, which were introduced during Season 6 and can be found across the Fortnite map.

If you manage to pick up a chicken without accidentally killing it, you'll be able to fly Legend of Zelda style for a number of metres.

Flying with a chicken for 20 meters is also one of the Fornite Season 7 challenges which will reward you with 30k XP, which will help you earn Battle Stars for the new Battle Pass skins.

On this page:

Fortnite Chapter 2 - Season 7 Battle Pass Trailer

Chicken locations in Fortnite explained

The best place to find chickens on the Fortnite map is to visit the woodlands east of Pleasant Park or Corny Complex. You may also find a chicken or two wandering about the wooded and countryside areas which are not part of a landmark location.

Fortnite_Chicken_11
A good place to look for chickens is east of Pleasant Park.

One thing to remember when chicken hunting is that you'll be able to hear a chicken clucking when it's nearby, so make sure you follow that sound to find a bird.

During your chicken hunt, you may find one which is infected by an alien parasite.

Fortnite_Chicken_9

If you do, then this parasite will attach itself to you, providing you with a speed and jump bonus at the cost of some of your health.

Fortnite_Chicken_8
Fortnite_Chicken_7
Alien parasites will increase your mobility at the cost of your health.

You can rid yourself of an alien parasite by shooting, entering water or travelling through the porta potties.


The alien invasion of Fortnite continues with the arrival of mothership abducting, UFOs, Alien Artefacts, Cosmic Chests and ray guns. Tthere are time-limited Legendary Quests starting every Wednesday, with the latest steps including placing Welcome Gifts, finding a CB Radio, Zig and Choppy and an Alien Nanite. You can also completed your Character Collection!


How to fly with a chicken in Fortnite

Once you've found a chicken in Fortnite, it's time to start flying.

Fortnite - How to fly with a chicken

First, you'll want to grab hold of chicken, which can be quite hard as they'll run away at the sight of you. To make things easier trying sneaking up on them or directing them towards a building or tree which will block their path, allowing you to pick them up with ease. Just make sure you don't kill them!

Fornite_Chicken_4

Flying with a chicken is nice and easy - all you have to do is jump and the chicken will cause you to soar for a short distance.

Fornite_Chicken_1

You can also safely jump off a hill or a mountaintop and allow the chicken to safely drift you back to the ground.

When you're finished with the chicken, simply toss it to the ground and decide whether it should live or die.

Fornite_Chicken_2
Jumping holding a chicken will allow you to fly. For a bit.

If you need to complete the Fly 20 metres with a chicken challenge, you'll need to repeatedly run and jump with a chicken until you've covered the necessary distance. Thankfully, there will be an in-game notification, so you'll know when you can stop flying and get back to the match.

If you'd like to learn more about Fortnite Season 7, then check out our guides on the legendary quests, IO Tech Weapons locations, cosmic chests, Season 7 map changes and alien artefacts.

Sometimes we include links to online retail stores. If you click on one and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our policy.

Jump to comments (0)

About the author

Lottie Lynn

Lottie Lynn

Guides Writer  |  Stormscribe

Lottie Lynn is Eurogamer's guides writer. She likes exploring new games and still has nightmares about the moon from Majora's Mask.

Related

You may also enjoy...

Comments (0)

Comments for this article are now closed. Thanks for taking part!

Hide low-scoring comments
Order
Threading
Eurogamer.net

Buy things with globes on them

And other lovely Eurogamer merch in our official store!

Eurogamer Merch