How to Get Chickens in Dinkum

Do you need to get chickens in Dinkum?

Dinkum is a new game developed by James Bendon. It is heavily inspired by Animal Crossing: New Horizons and Stardew Valley. This game has players go out in the wild, raise farm animals, hunt for food, collect resources, and do tons of other activities. 

While exploring, players will run into various kinds of plants and animals. The more they explore, the higher their skill level grows. 

There are a handful of animals in Dinkum. Some of them are hostile and will attack players on sight, while others can help produce food.

Taming farm animals such as Chickens is also a crucial process in Dinkum so you can craft higher quality food from their eggs. If you don’t know how you can get chickens for your farm in Dinkum, you’ve come to the right place. 

Today, we’ve decided to make a guide on how to get chickens in Dinkum. 

Let’s get started!

Getting Chickens in Dinkum

To get started, you’ll first need to acquire a Handling License from Fletch. This license is available right from the start of the game and will set you back 250 Permit Points. Irwin is an NPC that appears at the Visitor’s Tent randomly. 

Usually, you will have a new visitor every second day once John has moved permanently to your island. 

Irwin is an NPC that will sell you a Baby Chook, Animal Feeder, and Animal Food. These three items are crucial to getting you started. 

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When Irwin visits your island, you should complete a task for him each time to improve your relationship with him. After a while, he will ask you to open a permanent shop. This should unlock Vombats and Pleeps for you to tame and nurture. 

Crafting a Bird Coop

Once you’ve obtained a chick, you will need a Bird Coop to house it. Head to your crafting table to craft it. However, you will first need 4 Copper Bars, 4 Spiniflex Tuft, 2 Tin Sheets, 3 Gum Wood Planks, and 4 Nails to craft it. 

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Place the Bird Coop where you want to house the chick. Now, surround the chick with fencing to prevent it from wandering off. This should also protect your livestock from aggressive wildlife like crocos.

Once you’ve got everything sorted, you can release the chick from its box while inside your Bird Coop. 

Collecting Eggs

Like in real life, you’ll need to wait for your chicken to become an adult before it starts producing eggs. You’ll also need to look after the chicken to keep it alive and happy. 

  • Feed your chickens regularly by placing Animal Food in their feeder. You can make Animal Food by placing 10 Grass Seeds in the Grain Mill.
  • Petting your chickens should increase their friendship level. 
  • Keep the chickens safe from wildlife to keep them longer.
  • You can sell extra eggs to John for profit. You can also use them at the Cooking Table to make higher-quality food. 

That is everything you need to know on how to get chickens in Dinkum. If you have questions, please drop a comment below, and we’ll do our best to answer them. 

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