How To: Piece of Cake? How to Make a Chicken Egg Farm in Minecraft

Piece of Cake? How to Make a Chicken Egg Farm in Minecraft

Are you a Minecraft cake fanatic, but have a hard time gathering enough eggs together to satisfy your addiction? Have you ever wondered if there was an easier solution to getting those "hard to get" chicken eggs? Well, today we will be going over a method of chicken egg farming.

Either watch the video below in its entirety, or scroll down below to catch the step-by-step.

Step 1 Layout

Begin by making three walls out of glass, each 10 blocks long and 2 blocks tall for a total of 54 glass blocks used. Be sure to leave the front open!

Piece of Cake? How to Make a Chicken Egg Farm in Minecraft

Step 2 Preparing for Water

Dig out an 8x1 trench at the front of the farm (the area you did not fill in with glass). Then, find the center two blocks in front of the 8x1 hole and dig out a 2x2 hole.

Piece of Cake? How to Make a Chicken Egg Farm in Minecraft

Step 3 Water

Grab two buckets of water and place 1 bucket of water at the far left of the 8x1 trench. Do the same thing on the right side.

Piece of Cake? How to Make a Chicken Egg Farm in Minecraft

Notice the water flowing towards the front. This water flow will be very useful later on in this tutorial, guiding the chicken eggs to the front so you can easily collect them!

Step 4 More Water!

You'll need a total of 5 water buckets for this step. You can just reuse the same few buckets over again, but that's up to you!

Walk to the back left of the farm, and place water at that back corner. Next, skip one block and place more water. Continue doing this all the way across the back wall of the chicken egg farm. Use the image below if you are having trouble with placement!

Piece of Cake? How to Make a Chicken Egg Farm in Minecraft

Step 5 Glass Panes

You'll need several glass panes. Fill the entire inside of your farm with them. Keep in mind that you will want to place the panes above the water you placed in the previous step.

Piece of Cake? How to Make a Chicken Egg Farm in Minecraft

For the front, place two levels of glass panes. This is the only place where you'll have two levels; the rest of the glass panes should only be 1-block tall.

Piece of Cake? How to Make a Chicken Egg Farm in Minecraft

Step 6 Raise Glass

Raise the glass perimeter by 1 block. Do this for all four sides, so don't forget the front! This brings the total height of the project so far to 4 blocks.

Piece of Cake? How to Make a Chicken Egg Farm in Minecraft

Step 7 Remaining Water

Inside the perimeter you just created, add water to all four corners. You'll need another four water buckets! After you're finished, if you look closely at the current, you can see it flows towards the center. This is the layer that the chickens will sit on, so we want the chickens to be forced into the center so that they cannot glitch out of the farm!

Piece of Cake? How to Make a Chicken Egg Farm in Minecraft

Step 8 Building Up the Walls

Now, build up the four walls about 3 blocks tall all around. This will help hold the chickens inside so your hard work will pay off! Your new height will be 7 blocks. The extra 3 layers you add here should be 3 blocks up from the top of the water.

Piece of Cake? How to Make a Chicken Egg Farm in Minecraft

Step 9 Optional

I personally like to build a little balcony of sorts off the back of the egg farm. All you have to do is add some stairs and a little platform. 

Piece of Cake? How to Make a Chicken Egg Farm in Minecraft

Lastly, don't forget to add the fences! You don't want to accidentally fall into the farm, as you could potentially fall through the glass panes. To get out, you would have to break part of your farm!

Step 10 Throw your eggs in

Go up to your balcony and start throwing your eggs in. You'll notice that chicks will pop out, which means you have a bit of waiting to do before egg collection. Chicks take about 20 minutes (real time) to fully grow. Keep in mind that you will need to be logged in and near them in order for them to grow. After they turn into chickens, it will take about 7 minutes for them to lay an egg. 

Once you have some eggs, feel free to throw them in! 

Piece of Cake? How to Make a Chicken Egg Farm in Minecraft

If you throw a total of 8 eggs, there's a good chance that only one baby chicken will be spawned. The drop rate is pretty terrible, but once you get enough chickens in there, you will have infinite eggs (and infinite cake)!

You also have a 1/256th chance to get 4 chicks in one single egg!

Step 11 Cake!!

Behind my chicken farm, I have a little area set up so I can farm sugarcane, wheat and milk. The sugarcane is used to turn into sugar, which of course is an essential ingredient to cake!

Piece of Cake? How to Make a Chicken Egg Farm in Minecraft

Recipe to make cake:

Piece of Cake? How to Make a Chicken Egg Farm in Minecraft

Questions for the Audience:

  • How much do you love cake?
  • Do you have experience with chicken egg farms? If so, what method do you use?
  • What kind of tutorials would you like to see in the future?

I would love to hear a few words from the audience, so please... don't be shy!

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14 Comments

How did you make those steppes for the sugarcane it looks really neat

Oh, those are just half slabs! I like to cover my water flow with half slabs because I tend to always fall in the water... LOL!

not to mention your crops and then you have to jump in to get them anyways.

I do that to. It is always the best way to not fall into the water or not to destroy your crops.

Love it! I LURV CAKE! (Lurv=love) I have a farm that I make in survival that lets you regulate egg rate. So you can reduce lag and turn the egg production off. Put a big wall and at the top do a chicken pit. (I use a fece floor with presure plates on it so they can walk but the eggs drop through) And then eggs fall into water that goes to a collection corner. You place a 2 deep hole at the end and put a lava block in the bottom. Put your main material on a sticky piston and hook it up to block the hole. WHen you pull your lever or button the piston goes in which puts on the egg incinterater. Vwual! (Or however you spell it :P)

Awesome Silver, that sounds like a great egg farm! Helps when you don't want anymore eggs, and turn it back on when you need them!

Smart thinking!

I am assuming it would also work to lead the chickens into the pit (holding wheat) and it would be easier than waiting for eggs?

Definitely! I was on a remote island and couldn't find any chickens, so I worked with what I had :P

Great! I host my own server, and I'm planning on making a skyscraper with many utilities (automatic cactus/reed farms, etc.) on the different floors!

What mod do you use to see where you are in the top right corner? I think that egg farm is awesome!!! If you answer my question it will be greatly appreciated. Thank you

My youtube channel is "monsterjamfan30"

I'm confused as to you went from 2 blocks high (step 5) to four blocks high (step 6)

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