This is the page for the the Keeper Spell. For the creature and food source, see Chicken (Creature). For the creature spell that was cut from Dungeon Keeper, see Chicken (Creature Spell).

Chicken (Keeper Spell)
Creature being turned into a Chicken
Appears in Dungeon Keeper, Dungeon Keeper 2
Description Turns an enemy creature into a helpless chicken.
Icon Chicken medium Chicken2 icon medium
Spell speech "Tikka" — DK1

Soundicon Click to listen

"Cluckios Manefatori" — DK2

Soundicon Click to listen

Can be powered up Yes (DK1)
No (DK2)
Cost 1200-3000 gold (DK1)
10000 mana(DK2)
Time active 15-50 seconds (DK1)
60 seconds, 90 when upgraded (DK2)
Castable area Enemy creatures on your territory
Research time 20000 (DK1)

The Chicken spell is a spell exclusive to Dungeon Keeper, unlocked late in the game. It allows the player to transform an enemy creature into a harmless chicken, causing them to be unable to attack and therefore try to retreat. It can only be cast on your territory.


This spell is very useful against particularly tough enemy, such as those with Rebound, as they cannot cast any spells during the time they are transformed, thus leaving them open to attack if timed well. The spell can also be used in a similar fashion to the Cave In spell, causing the enemy to retreat, giving you more time to get ready or meaning you have less enemies to fight at once, leading to less casualties on your side. Use the spell sparingly however, as it can be rather expensive, costing up to 3000 gold a use. It is also not advised to use it against some faster enemies, or those far away from your creatures in a fight, as they will retreat while hexed, meaning they can escape your creatures and in fact doing the opposite of what you intended by making it harder to kill them.

Interestingly, creatures transformed into chickens will also seek out Hatcheries, and if they are eaten by any creatures while in this form they will die. Tasty.

If any of your creatures have been affected by this spell, dropping them in the Temple will cure them. Sacrifing 2 Bile Demons will turn all of your creatures into chickens.

Keeper Spells
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Armageddon icon tinyArmageddon / Calltoarms icon tinyCall to Arms / Cavein icon tinyCave In / Chicken icon tinyChicken / Concealmonster icon tinyConceal Monster / Createimp icon tinyCreate Imp / Destroywalls icon tinyDestroy Walls / Disease icon tinyDisease / Heal icon tinyHeal / Holdaudience icon tinyHold Audience / Lightningstrike icon tinyLightning Strike / Mustobey icon tinyMust Obey / Possesscreature icon tinyPossess Creature / Protectmonster icon tinyProtect Monster / Sightofevil icon tinySight of Evil / Speedmonster icon tinySpeed Monster
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Calltoarms-icon-tinyCall to Arms / Chicken-icon-tinyChicken / Creategold-icon-tinyCreate Gold / Createimp-icon-tinyCreate Imp / Heal-icon-tinyHeal / Inferno-icon-tinyInferno / Possession-icon-tinyPossession / Sightofevil-icon-tinySight of Evil / Summonhorny-icon-tiny-editSummon Horny / Thunderbolt-icon-tinyThunderbolt / Tremor-icon-tinyTremor / Turncoat-icon-tinyTurncoat
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