|Appears in||Rayman 2: The Great Escape, Rayman 2 Forever, Rayman M, Rayman 3: Hoodlum Havoc, Rayman 3 (GBA/N-GAGE)|
|Location||The Marshes of Awakening, the Bayou, the Sanctuary of Rock and Lava (Beneath the Lava Sanctuary in Rayman Revolution), the Tomb of the Ancients, Cave of Bad Dreams (Rayman 2 Forever only), Echoing Caves (Rayman 2 Forever only), First Ruins (as a ghostly spirit), Nebulous Tower (as a ghostly spirit), Shadow Plains (as a ghostly spirit, Rayman Arena only), Void of Bones, the Underlands, Wicked Flow|
We can no longer even keep track of all the sinister results provoked by the arrival of the pirates : disturbances in overall harmony, the proliferation of piranhas, giant spiders and caterpillars, etc.... Terrified by all these events, the hens began laying deadly eggs, out of which burst the horrible Zombie Chickens...—Manual, Rayman 2: The Great Escape
Terrorized by the wars against the robot pirates, the hens laid dead eggs from which the ghoulish Zombie Chickens emerged.—In-game description, Rayman 3: Hoodlum Havoc
Zombie Chickens are enemies found in the gloomier parts of the Glade of Dreams. They first appear in Rayman 2, where it is said that they are the result of hens laying dead eggs out of terror at the events caused by the Robo-Pirates. They can also be seen in the Game Boy Advance version of Rayman 3 and very briefly in the console versions. Ghostly, spirit-like versions can also be seen floating around levels in Rayman M and its remakes.
They appear in the swamp levels of Rayman 2, where they rise from the ground or swamp water and float towards Rayman to attack him. They reappear with similar behaviour in the portable versions of Rayman 2 and Rayman 3.
In Rayman 3, it is revealed that the Knaaren are fond of Zombie Chicken eggs; many vending machines containing them are found in the Desert of the Knaaren. It is necessary for Rayman to pick up these eggs and place them on certain platforms to open doors; however, ghostly Zombie Chickens appear and harrass Rayman if he attempts to move their eggs. They have their own frantic, frightening-sounding theme in this game.
Zombie Chickens have slightly deformed chicken beaks with cartoony eyes and grey-brown feathers on their heads. They wear long, ripped, brown cloaks and their arms look like human skeleton ones that are bent in a haunting way.
- In the japanese Rayman Revolution, the Zombie Chickens are more pale and light green coloured.