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Abyssal chickens were small fiends native to the Abyss.[2]

The creature I seek is legendary, my friends. A fiend that few have seen, and which fewer still have survived. An unclean scourge never meant for this world! The abyssal chicken!
— Volo[3]


Abyssal chickens were small creatures. They had leather wings but were not capable of sustained flight. Their wings were folded above them, giving them a tear-shaped appearance. They had a large mouth filled with fangs and a long tongue. Abyssal chickens' primary form of locomotion was their two large legs, which ended in feet resembling those of a regular chicken. Each foot had three large claws.[1]


Abyssal chickens used their claws and fangs to defend themselves or attack prey.[1] They were fast runners and used their wings to increase their speed.[1]


I'll never forget the first time I saw an Abyssal chicken... Having captured one despite its swift and cantankerous nature, I managed to soothe it with some salt pork, finding that it tolerated being held and even enjoyed scratches on its meaty body. Yet its docility was short-lived, and within moments it reverted back to its demonic nature and sought to devour my tiefling guide.
— Volo[4]

Native to the Abyss, abyssal chickens were also found on Avernus. They were spawned fully-grown in the Spawning Trees. The trees held fleshy sacks on their branches, and when mature they fell to the ground, breaking open.[2]


Abyssal chickens were hunted and used as a food item. Their flesh had a taste identical to that of a fatty chicken. They were sometimes used as familiars.[2]

Notable Abyssal Chickens[]

  • Earwax, an abyssal chicken that was secretly kept as the animal companion of the barbazu Krikendolt.[2]



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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Adam Lee, et al. (September 2019). Baldur's Gate: Descent into Avernus. Edited by Michele Carter, et al. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 97. ISBN 978-0-7869-6687-5.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Adam Lee, et al. (September 2019). Baldur's Gate: Descent into Avernus. Edited by Michele Carter, et al. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 96. ISBN 978-0-7869-6687-5.
  3. Codename Entertainment (September 2017). Idle Champions of the Forgotten Realms. Codename Entertainment.
  4.  (September 2019). Baldur's Gate: Descent into Avernus Dice & Miscellany, "Abyssal chicken". Wizards of the Coast.