Wild Chicken Shrub

Required: Base Game

Compatible with Seasons

This is a new object with new textures.


  • Ingredient
  • Common Harvestable
  • Spring, Summer, Fall & Crop
  • Inedible
  • Can be Foraged from Shrubs
  • Custom Notebook Entry
  • Plants Sway with Wind
  • Wet Leaf Effects
  • Working Plant Shadows
  • Purchase from Grocery Stall

Special Attributes:

Bugs don't like this plant and it will get infested less often.

Bug Tolerant

grass (1)
This plant has properties that reduce weed growth.

Inhibits Weeds

Chickens will periodically eat bugs from nearby plants and mites from nearby Beeboxes!

Attracts Chickens *

The following is included in the download file:

  • Wild Chicken Shrub Harvestable

I know, this is a weird harvestable but I didn’t want to create a full-on chicken coop because I’m sure EA will at some point so I decided to do something a little different. I figured you can use it for Off-The-Grid or history challenges and I’ll be adding some recipes for this that are specifically for OTG living.

If you plant the egg it will grow an egg shrub which will attract chickens to lay eggs. You can’t eat the eggs raw, but you can use them as ingredients for recipes. 

You won’t find these in a seed packet but I’ve made it so you can find these while Foraging in shrubs or you can buy them from the grocery stall.

To add this harvestable to your Gardening Notebook – see ‘Optional’ tab.

The ‘Garden Plant Effects Tuning’ file is needed for any of the Special Attributes with an (*) to work.

You only need one copy of this file for all my custom harvestables. Make sure you are using the most recent version of these files.

NOTE:  This harvestable can be used without the Tunings’ file listed above. If you choose not to use this file be warned that you may have LE errors due to missing references. I will not be creating/supporting a version that does not use this file.

The script mod below is needed for this harvestable to show up in your sim’s gardening notebook.

NOTE:  If you choose not to download this mod then when your Sim researches this plant it will not be stored in your notebook.

I’ve made it so the Notebook Entry info also shows up under the plant description so you can see it when you hover over a plant as well as when you view your notebook in your Sim’s phone. You can see an example below: 

Some custom plants turn VERY dark indoors. I’ve already brought the issue up at Sims4Studio and as soon as a solution is found I’ll update my files. Until then, if you replace a section of wall with a half wall in the room where your plants are it should show properly.

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If you have a previous version of this harvestable it’s attributes and effects may not work properly after an update. There currently isn’t a fix so you may need to replant it. Once you replant it, you can use cheats to bring the plant to the state the original plant was in.
  1. Shift-click the newly planted dirt mound
  2. Choose to ‘Set Gardening State…’
  3. Choose ‘Growth Stage’ & select an option
  4. Choose ‘Plant Evolution’ & select ‘Ready to Evolve’.
  5. Evolve plant then repeat to get to desired level.

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