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Tallbird Egg / Fried Tallbird Egg
Raw Cooked
Inventory slot background Tallbird Egg

Fire Pit

Inventory slot background Fried Tallbird Egg
HealthMeter 3 0
Hunger 25 37.5
Sanity 0 0
Rot Does Not Spoil 6 Days
Stacks up to Does Not Stack 20
DebugSpawn "tallbirdegg" "tallbirdegg_cooked"
Dropped by Tallbird

Hatching Tallbird Egg
Inventory slot background Hatching Tallbird Egg
Does Not Spoil
Stacks up to Does Not Stack
DebugSpawn "tallbirdegg_cracked"

So full of potential.


Tallbird Eggs can be found in Tallbird Nests. Upon collecting the egg, the Tallbird that owns the nest and all nearby Tallbirds will become aggressive and chase the player for a short while. After 17 hours, the owning Tallbird will proceed to lay new egg in its nest. During night time and sometimes during the day, Tallbirds will curl up and fall asleep on their nest. The player can push the bird and collect the Egg. However, this will wake the Tallbird. If the nest's Tallbird is killed and the Egg is left untouched for a few days, it will hatch into a new Tallbird. If the Egg is placed by a fire, it will change into a Hatching Tallbird Egg and can be hatched into a Smallbird.

Fried Tallbird EggEdit

A Fried Tallbird Egg is made by cooking a Tallbird Egg over a CampfireFire Pit or Star. It can also be used as an ingredient in a variety of Crock Pot recipes. Unlike a raw Tallbird Egg, a Fried Tallbird Egg will spoil and stacks to 20.

Hatching Tallbird EggEdit

A Hatching Tallbird Egg is a Tallbird Egg that has started to hatch after being placed near a Campfire or Fire Pit for at least 10 seconds. Hatching takes roughly 3 days and, when hatched, it will turn into a Smallbird. The Hatching Tallbird Egg can be eaten, providing the player with 23 Hunger and 5 Health, and cooking it over a fire produces Fried Tallbird Egg.

Hatching Edit

The hatching egg feels comfortable during the Day and Dusk, but at Night it becomes cold and needs to be placed by a fire to be kept warm. If it is not kept warm at night for as long as 30 seconds it will freeze and turn into a Wet Goop. On the other hand, if placed by a fire during the Day it will become too hot and after 30 seconds will become a Cooked Morsel. Eggs are neither cold nor hot next to a fire during the Dusk. The player can safely pick up the Egg and move it to avoid the Egg becoming cooked or gooped. However, it will not continue hatching unless it is on the ground. During winter the egg cannot be placed away from fire during the day without becoming cold.

Icon Placeholder Tips Edit

  • A good way of getting it hatched is to sleep through the night without using a fire.
  • It will not reset the hatching process if picked up, so don't worry about moving it around.
  • Pigs, like Spiders, can and will eat this as a Food source, followed by a comment "mmm, beaky".
  • The Smallbird will grow into a Smallish Tallbird after 11 days.
  • The Smallish Tallbird will grow to an adult after another 11 days.
  • The full-grown Tallbird will have the same aggressive behavior as any other Tallbirds.

Icon Tools UsageEdit

Inventory slot backgroundTallbird EggFire PitInventory slot backgroundFried Tallbird Egg
Inventory slot backgroundTallbird EggInterface arrow rightInventory slot backgroundHatching Tallbird Egg

Placeholder TriviaEdit

  • When a Tallbird Egg is picked up, examining it will give the standard quotation based on the last state it was in when on the ground. For example, picking up a Tallbird Egg when day comes after it was near a fire will result in its examination indicating it is too hot.
  • As raw Tallbird Eggs do not spoil, they make an excellent food source to keep as backup supplies near Touch Stones or Meat Effigies.

Mosquito Bugs Edit

Gold Nugget GalleryEdit

Food and other Edible Items
Meats Morsel (Cooked Morsel) • Meat (Cooked Meat) • Monster Meat (Cooked Monster Meat) • Leafy Meat (Cooked Leafy Meat) • Deerclops EyeballDrumstick (Fried Drumstick) • Fish (Cooked Fish) • Eel (Cooked Eel) • Frog Legs (Cooked Frog Legs) • Koalefant Trunk (Koalefant Trunk SteakWinter Koalefant Trunk) • Jerky (Small JerkyMonster Jerky) • Batilisk Wing (Cooked Batilisk Wing) • Guardian's Horn
Animal Drops ButterButterfly WingsEgg (Cooked EggRotten Egg) • Tallbird Egg (Fried Tallbird EggHatching Tallbird Egg) • HoneyPhlegm • (Electric MilkIce Reign of Giants icon)
Vegetables Carrot (Roasted Carrot) • Corn (Popcorn) • Eggplant (Braised Eggplant) • FoliageGlow BerryLichenMandrake (Cooked Mandrake) • Pumpkin (Hot Pumpkin) • Red Mushroom (Cooked Red Cap) • Green Mushroom (Cooked Green Cap) • Blue Mushroom (Cooked Blue Cap) • Petals (Dark Petals) • (Cactus Flesh (Cooked Cactus Flesh) • Cactus FlowerReign of Giants icon


Fruits Berries (Roasted Berries) • Dragon Fruit (Prepared Dragon Fruit) • Durian (Extra Smelly Durian) • Pomegranate (Sliced Pomegranate) • Cave Banana (Cooked Banana) • (Watermelon (Grilled Watermelon) Reign of Giants icon)
Crock Pot Bacon and EggsButter MuffinDragonpieFish TacosFishsticksFroggle BunwichFist Full of JamFruit MedleyHoney HamHoney NuggetsKabobsMandrake SoupMeatballsMeaty StewMonster LasagnaPierogiPowdercakePumpkin CookiesRatatouilleStuffed EggplantTaffyTurkey DinnerUnagiWafflesWet Goop • (Flower SaladGuacamoleIce CreamMelonsicleSpicy ChiliTrail Mix Reign of Giants icon)
Other RotRotten EggPhlegmSeeds (Toasted SeedsCrop Seeds) • (Birchnut (Roasted Birchnut) Reign of Giants icon)

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