Hello everyone, Theghost122 here. This is a simple tutorial on how to make a basic hatchery in minecraft. For all those players who REALLY like to play minecraft without spawning resources. Here is what you will need.
* enough eggs to spawn at least one chicken (about 10-16)
* 4 buckets of water
* a surplus of building supplies (wood, stone, dirt)
* a sign
* a dispenser, redstone dust, and a redstone repeater (Not necessary for construction)
Step 1 : Build a square area and fill each corner with water. Make sure the water flows to the center of the square, otherwise, the chickens would escape. Put a dispenser in if desired. It is possible to throw eggs in from the roof if a dispenser is not at your disposal.
Step 2 : Build up some walls so that chickens cannot escape through the edge. I built mine out of glass so that you can see the chickens inside :)
Step 3 (If you don't have a dispenser, skip to step 4) : Place the redstone circuit like this. This is a clock circuit that will set off the dispenser repeatedly. There are some other rapid fire circuits out there, but this one is a simple design. I will probably use the rapid fire design in my next tutorial.
Step 4 : Dig underneath the hatchery and punch a whole in the center of the square. This will be where the eggs collect. Clearly there will be some annoying water flow, so place the sign like shown below. A sign is a non-solid block that will stop water from flowing, but allow objects (such as eggs) to pass through.
Step 5 : Get some chickens in there and enjoy!
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial! Stay tuned to see an advanced hatchery. The next tutorial comes with an automatic chicken roaster, is more compact and requires less building material!
*Keep in mind that this is a prototype design. The first hatchery I have ever built was the advanced type. This one may have flaws.*