Races are the primary activity for your chicken. Each race consists of 8 chickens, each of which will try their hardest to win.
Entering A Race
Entry to races is currently limited to beta users. If you have not been approved as a beta user on our discord, you will not be able to enter any races. We will announce on our discord when we're ready to add more users.
To begin, go to our website (link to be shared later), click the Login button in the top right and log in with your MetaMask.
After you are logged in, click on the race you wish to enter. When you do, the table will open up and display all the chickens currently entered into that race. Click the Enter Race button.
Next you'll see a list of all your chickens that are available for this race. Chickens with a Pecking Order that does not match the race's Pecking Order won't be shown. Also, you're currently limited to entering a maximum of 2 chickens into a single race. So if you already have 2 chickens entered, you won't be allowed to enter another.
Click the Enter button that is next to the chicken you want to enter. I'm going to enter my Screamin' Green Lakenvelder.
You'll need to confirm the transaction for the entry fee of the race. This will appear for free races too, but they will have a fee of $0.00.
Free races will skip this next step. But for paid races, your Metamask will open. You'll need to sign the contract to confirm the payment of the entry fee.
At this time in paid races, you will be charged some MATIC to enter. We are currently working on removing this and covering the gas fees ourselves.
Once this is done, please wait patiently for the transaction to go through. This can take some time and refreshing your browser or trying to enter again can cause issues. As long as you see this loading window, everything is fine.
You'll know when your chicken has been successfully entered when this appears in the top right corner of your screen.
You won't know what lane your chicken has until the race is full though.
You'll now be able to see your chicken in the race listings.
Now all there is to do is wait. Once the race is full, it'll get Scheduled and move to the Scheduled Races page.
The following race distances are available: 100m, 120m, 140m, 160m, 180m, 200m. The longer the race, the longer it'll take. Does your chicken have the stamina to go the distance?
Each race will have one of seven different terrain types. Dirt, Grass, Road, Rock, Sand, Snow or Track. A chicken will typically perform better on a terrain type that matches its terrain preference.
When a race is generated it is given a Pecking Order. Each chicken also has a Pecking Order, which is based on its Pecking Order Points (POP). A chicken may only enter a race that has a matching PO.
Pecking Order (PO)
Pecking Order Points (POP)
60 to 80
40 to 59
10 to 39
Each chicken is given a certain amount of POP when hatched, based on its Perfection and Stock. After a race, your chicken will gain or lose POP based on its finishing position, gaining POP if it does well, losing it if it does poorly.
All newly hatched chickens will have the Pecking Order of Chick and can only enter Chick races (which are free!). After that first race, your chicken will receive its PO and shall be able to enter other races.
Some races are free to enter, while others will have a fee. We retain a small percentage of each fee, which is used to build Prize Pools for the free races and to keep the game running. The rest of the fee creates the Prize Pool for that race. The fee will vary from race to race, but the higher the fee, the bigger the reward you get should your chicken place.
The Prize Pool is split between the top 3 finishers. The percentage that each finisher receives is as follows.