Chickens are the cheapest and easiest of the four types of animals that appear in Farming Simulator 17 . Chickens will produce eggs without requiring any food. The eggs can then be collected, and sold for a small amount of profit at certain selling points. The player can purchase as many chickens as desired, and periodically collect the eggs, which can be stored in the backpack, or sold at any time.
Even though chickens do not require any form of labor maintenance. Chickens cannot be a major source of profit, due the low selling price of an egg. While they may be more useful early on in a career, a player's time can be better spent once he has progressed further.