Tallbird Egg

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Tallbirds are territorial because of these things.

Maxwell, when examining a Tallbird Egg.

A Tallbird Egg is a large blue egg with white speckles. They can be found in Tallbird Nests, guarded by a single Tallbird, and will hatch into a new Tallbird (after a few days), if the mother is killed. Tallbird Eggs can be used as a Food item to restore 3 Health and 25 Hunger. They can also be used as an ingredient in a variety of Crock Pot recipes, do not spoil and do not stack. A Tallbird Egg can be placed near a heat source, where it will become a Hatching Tallbird Egg and eventually hatch into a Smallbird.

Fried Tallbird Egg

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All that promise, snatched away. Not bad with bacon.

Wendy, when examining a Fried Tallbird Egg.

A Fried Tallbird Egg is made by cooking a Tallbird Egg over a Campfire, Fire Pit, or Dwarf Star. It restores 37.5 Hunger when eaten. A Fried Tallbird Egg will spoil after 6 days and stacks to 20.

Hatching Tallbird Egg

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Lil ripe. Or not ripe enough?

Woodie, when examining a Hatching Tallbird Egg.

A Hatching Tallbird Egg is a Tallbird Egg that has started to hatch after being placed within 4 metres of a heat source such as a Campfire or Fire Pit for at least 10 seconds. Hatching takes 600 seconds before it will become a Smallbird. A Hatching Tallbird Egg can be eaten to restore 3 Health and 25 Hunger. It can also be cooked over a fire, resulting in a Fried Tallbird Egg.

The Hatching Tallbird Egg will lose color and visibly shiver if it is too cold, which will usually happen at night. When it is too cold it must be placed within 4 metres of a heat source or it will freeze after 60 seconds and turn into Wet Goop. If the egg is too hot, it will turn red and visibly sweat. This is likely to happen if it is daytime and the egg is within 4 metres of a heat source. Neglecting the egg while it is sweating for 60 seconds will cause it to turn into a Cooked Morsel. A Hatching Tallbird Egg can be picked up and moved without resetting the hatching process, but it will not continue hatching until it is placed on the ground again. Tallbird Eggs are neither cold nor hot when near a heat source at Dusk.

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  • Pigs, Hounds, Spiders and other carnivores, will eat Tallbird Eggs left on the ground.
  • Pengulls that pass over a Tallbird Egg will pick it up and the Tallbird Egg will be lost.
  • In the Reign of Giants DLC, Buzzards will eat Tallbird Eggs left on the ground.
  • Tallbird Eggs can be stored in a chest in case of emergency food shortage, as they never spoil if not cooked.
  • Tallbird Eggs make an excellent food source to keep near a Touch Stone or Meat Effigy.
  • Combining one Tallbird Egg with a Twig and two Monster Meats in a Crock Pot will safely produce Bacon and Eggs.

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  • When a Hatching 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.
  • An unimplemented quote for Pigs is the comment "Mmm. Beaky" after eating a Hatching Tallbird Egg.
  • The ability to eat a hatching Tallbird Egg might be in reference to the dish Balut, which is fertilized and somewhat-developed eggs cooked in the shell.

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  • Although Endothermic Fires and Fire Pits are meant to cool their surroundings, they still overheat Hatching Tallbird Eggs during the day and warm them at night.

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