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How to make an auto chicken egg farm [PICTURES] [CONTEST ENTRY]

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owetre18
Level 36 : Artisan Architect
Okay, so I've seen a bunch of garbage chicken farms, and I've seen some good ones, but the one I use should work for even noobs.


You will need:

- A lot of cobblestone (an inventory would be good)
- Some ladders (to get up the back, optional if you have ender pearls)
- A pickaxe (in case you misplace a block)
- A lot of signs (or fence gates, signs are better)
- Buckets of water (four should be good, make an infinite water source right next to it would be nice)
- Eggs (to spawn the actual chickens; find chickens first)
- Some time
- Some torches
- Some chests for all your eggs (you'll get a lot)

Step 1: Make a 7x7 cobblestone ring, leaving a space for the door.

Picture:


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Step 2: Build that up a bit, about 3 blocks (now 4 total blocks in height)

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Step 3: Build the walls up another block, then add a roof, leaving a small second wall. Leave a hole in the middle (see picture)
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Step 4: Put water in the four corners, and put a sign in the hole we made in the last step.

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Step 5: Add another block on the wall. Place signs or open fence gates everywhere above the water. (I used signs) (Tip: Signs can be placed on signs)

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Step 6: Build the wall another block up. Place water sources on all signs (or until all water is still).

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Step 7: Now for the fun part! Build the wall two more blocks up, then spawn the chickens in with eggs (eggs broken will spawn chickens) Do not put a roof on top of this, as you can put more signs above the chickens (two blocks above the water) and add more water for more layers. I had one on an old save that went from bedrock to sky limit.

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Step 8: Wait for your chickens to grown up (one minecraft day/20 minutes). Soon, the eggs will come rolling in.

Why this works: The chickens float on top of the water, laying eggs. The eggs fall through the water, get swept away by the first one, then fall through that hole. Chickens will stay there forever, if you make sure they don't suffocate (only put about 128 chickens in each layer)

Important notes!: DO NOT put more than 128 chickens in each cell. They'll suffocate and die, and you don't want that. You can make the pens bigger, up to 8 blocks by 8 blocks. They can go from bedrock to sky limit, and still work, though I don't recommend this, because it'll lag your computer.

Soon you'll have a lot of eggs!

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If you liked this, please diamond it. Thanks.

- owetre18

If you don't want to build it yourself, I have a worldsave for you to see that/how it works. It is located here.




After a lot of feedback on this tutorial, what tutorial should I make next?

- How to set up a survival kit
- How to find a lost base
- How to make a good enchanting room

Say what you want in the comments!
Tags:Tutorial, Chicken, Egg, Farm, Water, Signs, Chicken Farm, Auto Farm
Credit:Minecraft Wiki for telling me chickens float in water, and you can place signs on signs.

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momarama
Level 11
Journeyman Princess
November 18, 2012, 12:20 am

Well it works! Try it today!

owetre18
Level 36
Artisan Architect
December 10, 2012, 4:47 pm

Thanks for the feedback!

momarama
Level 11
Journeyman Princess
November 16, 2012, 10:31 pm

Awesome! I think I'd just trade in eggs for the spawn eggs in creative and then building it for later! Please make a survival kit blog!

owetre18
Level 36
Artisan Architect
November 17, 2012, 5:42 am

The survival kit is basically a compass, a pickaxe, a stack of torches, a stack of cobblestone, a crafting bench, a clock, and one more thing of your choice.

zerorequiem59
Level 27
Expert Dragonborn
September 8, 2012, 12:06 pm

Now if only eggs were useful...
(ahem excuse me Mr. Jeb please add scrambled eggs. Thanks)

owetre18
Level 36
Artisan Architect
September 8, 2012, 12:14 pm

Yeah, but with this you make make tons of LIE CAKE.

Lava4267
Level 14
Journeyman Robot
August 25, 2012, 4:01 pm

this is pretty good i wish i got in top 50

owetre18
Level 36
Artisan Architect
August 26, 2012, 4:29 am

Did you enter? If so, can I see your entry? I'm sure it's good, but not top 50 quality.

Lava4267
Level 14
Journeyman Robot
August 26, 2012, 11:17 am

owetre18
Level 36
Artisan Architect
August 26, 2012, 2:25 pm

Very nice, but it needs a bit more detail, some pictures, and a guide on actually making the pixel art, not gathering the materials.

Lava4267
Level 14
Journeyman Robot
August 26, 2012, 2:55 pm

i cant put pictures for it whenever i try to it says that i dont have permissions

it might have just been a glitch

jerickw
Level 19
Journeyman Narwhal
August 3, 2012, 9:25 am

best one yet you deserve more diamonds

owetre18
Level 36
Artisan Architect
August 3, 2012, 9:50 am

I don't care if I win or lose. I'm glad I can help people out, [size=14px]whether[/size] it's 5 people or 500. I might not even make the top 100, but I'm still happy I participated. It was fun writing it, and it inspired me to make more.

ZaphodX
Retired Moderator
Level 73
Legendary Warrior
July 23, 2012, 3:09 pm

Simple but well presented, good job.

Jesuitical
Site Moderator
Level 1
New Network
July 23, 2012, 7:56 am

This is really good, definitely going to come here when I get into playing again.

owetre18
Level 36
Artisan Architect
July 23, 2012, 8:00 am

That's pretty good coming from a mod.

Jesuitical
Site Moderator
Level 1
New Network
July 23, 2012, 8:04 am

Heh, I'm really bad at survival. My vote goes to the survival kit. Subbed, look forward to more :3

owetre18
Level 36
Artisan Architect
July 23, 2012, 8:48 am

I'm working on all of them.

TheReadyBoys
Level 34
Artisan Farmer
July 23, 2012, 7:55 am

This is really good. I use an idea like this that my friend showed me. It is a bit more compact, as half is underground. But really good anyways! Good luck in the contest!

owetre18
Level 36
Artisan Architect
July 23, 2012, 7:59 am

Like I said, this can be made from bedrock to sky limit, and if you know how to make an item transport system, can be totally underground.

UltimateRecursion
Level 44
Master Blob
July 22, 2012, 5:21 pm

defiantly "- How to find a lost base".

oliphant101
Level 2
Apprentice Crafter
July 21, 2012, 1:03 pm

anyone here?

owetre18
Level 36
Artisan Architect
July 21, 2012, 1:06 pm

What do you mean, by "Anyone here?"

I'm here. If you mean that this is really good and more people should see it, then thank you.

oliphant101
Level 2
Apprentice Crafter
July 21, 2012, 6:45 pm

yeah.....i guess, oh and i subbed you :) (and faved)

owetre18
Level 36
Artisan Architect
July 22, 2012, 6:41 am

Thanks.

oliphant101
Level 2
Apprentice Crafter
July 21, 2012, 1:02 pm

hello nice job!

owetre18
Level 36
Artisan Architect
July 21, 2012, 1:04 pm

Thanks for the comment. Be sure to check out my other things on my profile.

minecraftxteria
Level 1
New Miner
July 21, 2012, 12:56 pm

thnx

owetre18
Level 36
Artisan Architect
July 21, 2012, 1:03 pm

You're welcome! I hope you get lots of eggs.

minecraftxteria
Level 1
New Miner
July 21, 2012, 1:12 pm

ps diamond

owetre18
Level 36
Artisan Architect
July 21, 2012, 1:19 pm

P.S: Thanks

Jesuitical
Site Moderator
Level 1
New Network
July 23, 2012, 7:57 am

P.P.S. Diamundz.

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