A chicken using the default texture pack.

Chickens are the smallest mob in minecraft. People often believe chickens to be ducks, due to the confusion caused by Mojang's splash on the Xbox 360 Edition of Minecraft, "Is it chicken or a duck?". In fact, it is a chicken. Chickens lay eggs every five to ten minutes, which are used in the Cake recipe. Eggs can be thrown with a 1 in 8 chance of spawning another chicken. Chickens can also drop feathers when killed, and they also drop chicken meat, but only in the PC version of minecraft