With the help of a feathered friend you can fly. For a while.
Chickens are one of the types of wildlife, such as wolves and raptors, which can be found on the Fortnite map.
If you manage to pick up a chicken without accidentally killing it, you’ll be able to fly Legend of Zelda style for a number of metres.
Flying with a chicken is also one of the Fornite Season 6 challenges which will reward you with 24k XP, which will help you unlock the new Battle Pass skins.
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Chicken locations in Fortnite explained
Chickens, like raptors and the other forms of wildlife, can be found across the Fortnite map.
You’ll find the occasional chicken wandering the fields between the landmarks and named locations on the Fortnite map.
If, however, you’re in desperate need for a chicken, then it’s a good idea to visit Colossal Crops and the landmark, Steel Farm, which is located on the island directly to the east of this area.
Since both of these areas are farm themed, you’ll be able to find a couple of chicken wandering about them after a bit of searching.
One thing to remember when chicken hunting is that you’ll be able to hear a chicken clucking when it’s nearby, so make sure you follow that nice to find the bird.
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How to fly with a chicken in Fortnite
Once you’ve found a chicken in Fortnite, it’s time to start flying.
First, you’ll want to grab hold of chicken, which can be quite hard as they’ll run away at the sight of you. To make things easier trying sneaking up on them or directing them towards a building or tree which will block their path, allowing you to pick them up with ease.
Just make sure you don’t kill them! For this reason, don’t have a raptor following you either as it will eat the chicken.
Flying with a chicken is nice and easy – all you have to do is jump and the chicken will cause you to soar for a short distance.
You can also safely jump off a hill or a mountaintop and allow the chicken to safely drift you back to the ground.
When you’re finished with the chicken, simply toss it to the ground and decide whether it should live or die.
If you need to complete the Fly 20 metres with a chicken challenge, you’ll need to repeatedly run and jump with a chicken until you’ve covered the necessary distance. Thankfully, there will be an in-game notification, so you’ll know when you can stop flying and get back to the match.
If you’d like to learn more about Fortnite Season 6, then check out our guides on raptors, the Season 6 Battle Pass, golden artefacts and the other types of wildlife populating the island.