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Fortnite Chickens - where are the chickens in Fortnite, and how to hunt or fly with them

Fortnite chickens locations
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Fortnite chickens may look like an angry bundle of feathers and beak, but you have nothing to fear from them as they're actually pretty meek and will run away from you as soon as you get near. Unlike certain other wildlife you can't tame Fortnite chickens, however they do serve several other purposes in the battle royale. If you dash in and grab the fowl before it escapes your clutches then you can use it as a temporary glider of sorts, floating through the air over the Fortnite island as you dangle beneath it, and if you hunt it instead then you'll get some meat to recover your HP. Whatever you need a Fortnite chicken for, we've got all the details on where to find them.

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Fortnite Chickens locations

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As you can see from the map above, you're most likely to encounter Fortnite chickens in the northern half of the island. As always with wildlife, these are approximate locations where they've been spotted and they can roam away from these positions during matches – but if you really need to find some Fortnite chickens then the area east of Pleasant Park, or Corny Complex and the area to the south of it are your best bets to search in.

How to fly with Fortnite chickens

Fortnite chickens locations

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If you want to fly with a Fortnite chicken, then you need to run up to it and quickly follow the Grab prompt that appears. It's easiest to do this as soon as you approach it, as if it's startled and begins fleeing then you'll have a much harder job catching up. Once you've grabbed one of the Fortnite chickens and are holding it aloft, your jumps will be considerably higher than usual and you'll gradually float back to the ground – leaping from a high point will allow you to glide even further, without fear of any fall damage when you touch down.

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