Bird, Golden Chicken

Tiny beast (ozbeast), neutral

Armor Class 12
Hit Points 10 (3d4 + 3)
Speed 30 ft., fly 30 ft. (see bad flier below)

6 (-2) 14 (+2) 13 (+1) 10 (+0) 13 (+1) 5 (-3)

Skills Insight +3, Perception +4, Survival +4
Senses passive Perception 14
Languages Common
Challenge 1/4 (50 XP)


  • Bad Flier. The chicken falls at the end of a turn if it’s airborne and the only thing holding it aloft is its flying speed.
  • Familiar. With the GM’s permission, the find familiar spell can summon this creature.


  • Beak. Melee Weapon Attack: +4 to hit, reach 5 ft., one creature. Hit: 4 (1d4 + 2) piercing damage.
  • Trick (Brick-Laying Hen only). Ranged Weapon Attack: +4 to hit, 10/30 ft., one target directly below the chicken. Hit: 4 (1d4 + 2) bludgeoning damage.
  • Egg (Hen only). Ranged Weapon Attack: +4 to hit, 10/30 ft., one target directly below the chicken. Hit: The target must make a DC 12 Dexterity save or be blinded until the end of their turn. If the target is a nome, it also takes 20 acid damage.
  • Lay Brick (Recharge 6, Brick-Laying Hen Only). The hen lays a gold brick that weighs 1 lb. and is worth 50 do.


This yellow hen lays gold bricks! Hens are rare in Faerie. Billina, a chicken who arrived from the Prime Plane, is proof that chickens could wreak havoc on the realm if left unchecked. Billina’s eggs are considered poisonous to nomes, so the possibility of more eggs being hatched is a terrifying prospect for the underground miners.

But Billina isn’t the only hen in Faerie. There are rare brick-laying hens who do not produce eggs, which may be why Billina’s arrival was so shocking. These hens produce gold bricks. They would upend most of Faerie’s monetary system if it wasn’t for the fact that few countries value gold at all. For the countries that do, golden chickens are prized possessions.

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