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This page is about the creature that is mentioned in the Fallout series. For real world information about Chicken, see Chicken on Wikipedia.
VariantsRad chicken

Chickens (Gallus gallus domesticus) is a domesticated fowl, a subspecies of the Red Junglefowl, and one of the most common and widespread domestic animals in the world.


Although no physical chickens appear in any Fallout game, they are mentioned in the present tense. As they are a staple of the human diet.[1] For example Modoc, where Rose passes her famous[2] Wasteland omelet as chicken egg. Even going so far as to only refer to her "Chicken" as a chicken and its cage as a "chicken coop".[2] Although this doesn't really fool the more attentive locals, not because chickens are nonexistent but because of her heavily fortified "chicken coop".[3]

As a staple chicken is a widely known flavor,[4] including but not limited to Vault dwellers,[5] and tribals.[6]

On Mount Desert Island there exists a population of "rad chickens" that closely resemble pre-War chickens with little mutation.


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Although some chicken may be mutated, the majority are not.[7]



Actual chickens appear in the Fallout 4 add-on Far Harbor, as well as Fallout 76. They are also referred to in Fallout 3, sarcastically in Fallout, Fallout 2 as taste and Fallout Tactics in the form of Graffiti. It is also a term referring someone as being afraid and/or a coward.


  1. Dave's dialogue: "{146}{}{When I was fourteen, my brother lost his hand to a wallaby. When I was fifteen, my aunt choked to death on a chicken bone. When I was sixteen, I lost my cousin to a badger. When I was seventeen, I cut off my left big toe with a hoe. When I was eighteen, my father lost his right leg to the same tractor that killed my dog. When I was nineteen... }"
  2. 2.0 2.1 Trader: "{100}{}{Rose makes the best omelets.}"
    "{102}{}{I stop by Rose's every chance I get.}"
    "{103}{}{Have you tried Rose's omelets?}{130}{}{Rose is out of omelets.}"
    "{131}{}{I'll kill the person who let her chicken escape.}"
    "{132}{}{There's no point in coming here if I can't get an omelet.}"
  3. Miria's dialogue: "{183}{}{Ah, Rose. The proprietor of Rose's Bed and Breakfast. Now, you didn't hear it from me, but have you ever wondered why her 'coop' is so well protected? She says it's to protect her chickens from predators, but if you look closely it looks as if she's trying to keep something in rather than out. Plus, whoever heard of chickens laying twelve pound eggs?}"
  4. 4.0 4.1 Mom's dialogue: "{356}{}{Uh, I'm not sure, but it tastes like chicken.}"
  5. Iguana Bob Frazier's dialogue: "{145}{}{You know, I hear your prime select tastes like chicken. Do you like eating cowardly guys?}" (The Vault Dweller)
  6. Hakunin: "{103}{}{Hakunin is badly burned. He smells like roast chicken, looks like burnt meatloaf, and you don't know how he's managed to stay alive this long.}"
  7. Alya's dialogue: "{115}{}{Sure, and chickens have three legs.}"
  8. Rose's dialogue: "{228}{}{I'm sorry, we stopped serving omelets. Some fool broke into our coop and killed our' chicken.}"
  9. The Courier: "Where did you come up with this recipe?"
    Jas Wilkins: "My great-aunt Rose ran a bed and breakfast back in California, in a town called Modoc. She's the one who created the recipe in the first place. I don't know how she managed to get a hold of a female Deathclaw, but she kept it in a shed. Aunt Rose had a steady supply of eggs for her omelets. At least, she did until some stranger came along and killed the Deathclaw. Shot it right in the eye."
    (Jas Wilkins' dialogue)
  10. Armitage: "Lay a hand on Doctor Zimmer, and I'll snap your neck like a chicken bone."
    (Armitage's dialogue)