How to Make an Automatic Chicken Farm




Hello guys. In this instructable I will be showing you how to make a fully automatic chicken farm that produces cooked chicken and feathers.

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Step 1: Getting Prepared

What you will need:

  • Some building blocks, like cobblestone
  • 4 glass
  • 3 carpets
  • A bucket of lava
  • A ches
  • tA dispenser
  • 4 hoppers
  • A redstone comparator
  • 6 pieces of redstone
  • 2 redstone repeaters

You will also need an area of land that is 3 blocks wide, 6 blocks deep and 5 blocks tall.

Step 2: Layer 1

In the first layer you will need to place a chest in the middle and front of the area with the hopper feeding into it right behind it as shown in the picture. You will also need to fill all the other spaces in the layer with your building blocks.

Step 3: Layer 2

In layer 2 you will need to put a glass block above the chest, a half slab behind that and a dispenser facing into the half slab. You will also need to fill the spaces to the left and right of these blocks.

For the back part of layer 2 you will need to put a repeater facing into the block to the left of the dispenser and put 2 redstone dust behind that repeater. You will also have to put a powered comparator facing out of the dispenser and a repeater facing out of the comparator. You can then go ahead and fill all the remaining spaces on that layer with redstone dust, as shown in the picture.

Step 4: Layer 3

In layer 3 you will need to put a block of glass above the glass in layer 2, put a hopper feeding into a dispenser and 2 more hoppers feeding into the first one behind that. You will also need to put building blocks to the sides and back of the hoppers and glass as shown in the picture. You can then go ahead and put the lava above the half slab.

Step 5: Layer 4

In layer 4 you will need to put a glass block on top of the lava, another glass block in front of that and then put carpets onto the hoppers. You can then fill all the remaining spaces with your building blocks.

Step 6: Layer 5 and Final Steps

The final layer should be filled with your building blocks. To fill up the machine you will need to break one of the blocks on top of the hoppers and throw eggs into the area so a chicken can hatch. The more chickens you have on the hoppers, the faster you can get cooked chicken.

Step 7: AFK Near the Farm and Get Your Chicken!

The last step is to afk near your farm and let the chicken flow. I would suggest putting this farm somewhere around your house, but not too close, since the chickens can make a lot of annoying sounds.

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8 Discussions


Tip 5 months ago

i used a second dropper loaded with a lava bucket with a button so I can trigger the lava as needed since with the new update entity cramming will kill them after a while too (though it will be raw)


5 months ago

I just get raw chicken lol


Tip 1 year ago on Introduction

On the final layer I recommend using a trapdoor above one of the hoppers to throw in more eggs rather than having to break a block every time

2 replies

Reply 9 months ago

Am i supposed to get eggs from thisnthing or just chicken?


Reply 9 months ago

New guy here...when the directions say layer 1...2.. that going from the bottom up i am guessing?


2 years ago


2 years ago

Cool, but it didn't work in minecraft 1.11, even if the tags say so.


4 years ago on Introduction

You should give credit to Xisumavoid, as this is an exact replica of the chicken farm he built.