The Merchant Alliance in Sea of Thieves is a major trading company that recruits players to carry out various challenging voyages, paying them with solid gold in return. One of the many trade goods that the Alliance commissions are live chickens. Players looking to achieve the Grave V Merchant of the Dawn Caller title will need to capture and deliver a grand total of 200 chickens, so players will need to know where to look.
Chickens are one of many passive creatures that spawn in-game, and they offer a pretty sizeable amount of gold when commissioned. Rewards range from 10 gold to 7500 gold, depending on the chicken type and whether the commission is part of a Merchant Alliance voyage. Chickens can also be killed for meat, and that may be sold to The Hunter’s Call, but for much less of a reward.
How To Find And Catch Chickens In Sea Of Thieves
Where To Find Chickens
Chickens, like other passive creatures in Sea of Thieves, will spawn randomly in select locations. They are not rare creatures by any means, and players shouldn’t have too much trouble finding them if they’re looking in the right locations. They will spawn in groups at all of the following places, and players should scout out wide open areas for the best odds of spotting them:
|The Shores of Plenty||The Ancient Isles||The Wilds|
|Cannon Cove||Barnacle Cay||Black Water Enclave|
|Mermaid’s Hideaway||Chicken Isle||Marauder’s Arch|
|Rapier Cay||Crook’s Hollow||Old Faithful Isle|
|Sailor’s Bounty||Discovery Ridge||Scurvy Isley|
|Salty Sands||Mutineer Rock||Shipwreck Bay|
|Sea Dog’s Rest||Old Salts Atoll||The Crooked Masts|
|Smuggler’s Bay||Plunder Valley||Tri-Rock Isle|
|Twin Groves||Shark Bait Cove|
|Wanderers Refuge||Thieves’ Haven|
There are four kinds of chickens that players may stumble across, with some breeds being more valuable than others. The most common and least valuable is the White Feathered Chicken, followed by the Red Speckled Chicken and the Black Plumed Chicken. These three breeds are worth a minimum of 100 gold, minimum of 300 gold, and a minimum of 700 gold respectively when commissioned through the Merchant Alliance. The rarest, and by far, the most valuable is the Golden Chicken, worth a minimum of 1500 gold. These values increase as players upgrade within the trading company.
How To Catch Chickens
Knowing where the chickens are is pretty pointless if players don’t know how to catch them. Luckily, this process is very straightforward to learn. To do so, players will need to use a chicken coop. This is an item that can be picked up whenever a Merchant Contract requests that chickens be collected. These coops can be gotten from any Merchant Alliance Representative at outposts, and the number that players are given is equal to the number of chickens requested by the contract.
Once players have a chicken coop to their name, they will need to equip it and approach a chicken. Players can then hold down the primary use button while standing near the chicken to catch them. This will place the chicken in the cage, and voila. Once caged, players still need to be careful, as these chickens can still take damage as normal, including drowning and explosive damage. Players should act swiftly and safely to avoid losing any chickens.
Once the chickens are cooped up, players can bring them back to the Merchant Alliance to earn their gold and emissary. Listed below are all of the possible rewards that players can earn for each kind of chicken when not commissioned, depending on their Emissary Grade. When commissioned, every reward will multiply by ten in value. The Emissary Grade will increase as players continue to complete chicken commissions:
White Feathered Chicken:
Red Speckled Chicken:
Black Plumed Chicken: