Chickens come in a wide variety of colors, patterns, and body variations. When fully grown, chickens can be bred using seeds. Once bred, the female chicken will begin dropping fertilized eggs over a period of two to three Minecraft days. These fertilized eggs can be thrown to hatch a guaranteed chick. The eggs remain fertilized forever once lain, so you can hatch them at your own discretion. The type of chicken meat dropped at death is determined by their genes. There are currently three different sizes of raw chicken which come in two colors. The color of the lain egg is also determined by genetics. Chickens can be equipped with collars. Wild foxes will hunt and kill chickens.