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For the Power-up in Dead Ops Arcade, see Chicken (Power-Up).
Chicken Emblem MW2

A chicken emblem from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.

Chickens appear in Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, Call of Duty: World at War, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3Call of Duty: Black Ops II, Call of Duty: Ghosts and Call of Duty: Black Ops III. They appear in very small cages, flapping their wings and clucking. If shot, they will let out a squawk, spin round, and die in a flurry of feathers and blood.

Cages with chickens appear in Call of Duty: United Offensive in the campaign mission Sicily 2 during the chase. If these cages are hit by a vehicle, chicken noises will be heard, and blood and feather particle effects appear. However, there are no chickens visible inside the cages.

The chickens are there mainly in the game for cosmetic and comedic purposes and do not count for any momentum for killing one:



Colonel Sanderson (10 Gamerscore/ Bronze Trophy Bronze Trophy PS3 icon) - Kill seven chickens in under ten seconds in "The Hornet's Nest".


  • The "Colonel Sanderson" achievement is a direct reference to the KFC line of restaurant's owner, who was called Colonel Sanders, as well as to Roach's last name being Sanderson.
  • In "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2", it is possible to earn three titles for the player's callsign with chickens running away from bullets.
  • In the Wii version of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, the chickens are only killable with explosives.
    • Chickens in the Modern Warfare 3 map Seatown will not explode normally when stuck with Semtex grenades, but will instead emit several feathers, spin around, and then die.
  • In Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, when given the opportunity to Prestige, if the player opts out and decides not to prestige, the sound of a chicken squawking is used to imply the player is 'chickening out'.
    • This also occurs in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare if the player leaves a Gunfight Tournament match.
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