Chicken Jockey

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For other articles about jockey mobs, see Jockey (Disambiguation).

A Chicken Jockey is a very rare hostile mob, which consists of a baby Zombie, Zombie Villager, Zombified Piglin, Husk, or Drowned riding a Chicken. They Spawn about 1% of the time in place of a zombie and its variants. This mob is very similar to a Wolf Jockey.

Behavior[edit | edit source]

A chicken jockey will chase Players and Villagers in an attempt to kill them, similar to a regular zombie or husk. It can pass through a one-block-high gap, if it is the only possible path for it to reach its target, but the rider will briefly suffocate as it passes through.

The chicken uses the rider's A.I. Instead of being passive, the mob is hostile, and it moves just as fast as a baby zombie or husk would. However, if its rider is killed, the chicken will become passive.

Since the baby zombie is riding a chicken, it takes no fall damage.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

When encountering the chicken jockey in survival mode, it's best to try to engage it in close-range combat. Their high speed and small hit-box make long-range projectiles like Arrows somewhat ineffective. The more effective (and expensive) alternative is to get in close and throw splash potions of healing at the ground. This will heal a player while damaging the rider and sparing the chicken.

Drops[edit | edit source]

Rider[edit | edit source]

Chicken[edit | edit source]

Baby zombies or husks have a 5% chance of mounting a nearby chicken. This means the chicken jockey can also drop any Weapon or Armor they had before mounting the chicken. Additionally, if killed by a charged creeper, they have a chance to drop a zombie head.

Baby Villager Zombie Jockey[edit | edit source]

This type of jockey has exactly the same health, drops, Experience points, and attack strength as a regular chicken jockey, except the rider is a baby zombie villager instead of a baby zombie.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Chicken jockeys can be summoned through the command:
    /summon Zombie ~ ~1 ~ {IsBaby:1,Riding:{id:Chicken}}
    • Zombie pigman jockeys can be summoned through the command:
      /summon PigZombie ~ ~1 ~ {IsBaby:1,Riding:{id:Chicken}}
  • This is the only jockey with four different variant types: zombie, husk, villager zombie, and zombified piglin.
  • In Minecraft: Pocket Edition, a baby zombie can spawn as a "jockey", and when this special baby zombie targets something, like a player, it'll find a Cow, chicken, Sheep, Pig, or even a Wolf, to mount, and this seems to make the animal in question slightly faster. They also can mount zombies and Spiders.
  • The Wither can harm a zombie rider while attacking the chicken, despite the zombie being an undead mob. This is because the chicken is considered a passive mob.
  • The chicken jockey has an extremely low chance to spawn if the baby zombie doesn't spawn near a chicken.
  • Because the baby zombie is on a chicken, a lead can be put on the jockey while the chicken is still alive.
  • The chicken jockey is the first mob to be added in between two major updates since the Adventure Update.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Click for full Chicken Jockey gallery.

Mobs in Minecraft
Passive Mobs
16px Bat 16px Cat 16px Chicken 16px Cow
16px Fish (various) Link=Fox Fox 16px Glow Squid 16px Horse
16px Mooshroom 16px Brown Mooshroom 16px Ocelot 16pxParrot
16px Pig 16px Rabbit 16px Sheep 16px Snow Golem
16px Squid 16px Strider 16pxTurtle 16px Villager
16px Wandering Trader
Neutral Mobs
16px Axolotl 16px Bee 16px Dolphin 16px Enderman
16px Goat 16px Iron Golem 16px Llama 16px Panda
16px Piglin 16px Polar Bear 16px Spider 16px Cave Spider
16px Wolf 16px Zombified Piglin
Hostile Mobs
16px Blaze 16px Creeper 16px Drowned 16px Ender Dragon
16px Endermite 16px Evoker Link=Evoker Fang Evoker Fang 16px Ghast
Link=Guardian Guardian 16px Elder Guardian 16pxHoglin 16px Husk
16px Magma Cube 16px Phantom 16px Piglin Brute 16px Pillager
16px Ravager 16px Shulker 16px Silverfish 16px Skeleton
16px Slime 16px Spider Jockey 16px Stray 16px Vex
16px Vindicator 26px Warden 16px Witch 16px Wither
16px Wither Skeleton 16px Wither Skeleton Jockey 16pxZoglin 16px Zombie
16px Zombie Villager