Habitats are buildings used to store chickens. As of 1.12.11, there are 19 different levels of housing.

The base price of buying or upgrading a habitat depends on how many of that level you have immediately before your purchase, not on how many houses you have of any other level. Thus, building up to 4 coops and then upgrading them into 4 shacks will cost slightly more money than upgrading your first coop into a shack, then building a 2nd coop and upgrading it to a shack, then doing the same with a 3rd and then a 4th. It would be slightly cheaper than that to upgrade your first coop to a shack and then build the other 3 houses as shacks initially, but this approach would forfeit some easy increments to your Piggy Bank. (If you are never going to spend money on the game anyway or if your piggy bank is full, then go ahead!)

As of 1.12.11, getting maximum housing upgrades and all Chicken Universes allows for a maximum chicken capacity of 11.34 billion(up to 14.175 billion with artifacts.)

You can reduce the price of upgrading a house with epic research, to a minimum of 50%. In addition, special events sometimes apply a housing discount, which compounds with the epic research - for example, an event discount of 25% off housing plus a 50% epic research discount would result in a 62.5% discount, not a 75% discount.

Purchasing a habitat will add Golden Egg25 to the Piggy Bank.

Pay close attention to the images of the habitats in the table below; when a drone and a habitat overlap, you can no longer tap (or see) the drone, which means habitats with smaller physical profiles make it practically easier to down drones, particularly elite drones. This can make it more optimal for you to deliberately choose a lower capacity habitat while improving your farm. Thankfully, Chicken Universe habitats have a relatively small profile.

Your internal hatchery - which comes from research and epic research - is measured in chickens per minute per hab, so always make sure you have four habs. With enough epic research, a small full hab will still contribute chickens to a large one with room left.

When your habitats are full, you lose access to the running chicken bonus, so always try to avoid full habitats unless you are working on a contract and can't buy any more upgrades anyway.

Note: Prices below are BASE PRICES accurate to within 0.002 in Version 1.20.8 (May 2021). If you have "Cheaper Contractors" epic upgrade and think this table needs updating, ensure that you have done the proper calculation to obtain the original price with an error of less than 0.002 whatever-illion.

All 19 different hen houses (as of 1.20.8)
Name Capacity (before and after upgrades)

Base Price (Bocks)

Image
Coop 250 to 788 11.26 Ei hab icon coop.png
29.12
56.36
96.58
Shack 500 to 1,575 466 Ei hab icon shack.png
802
1,256
1,862
Super Shack 1,000 to 3,150 12,266 Ei hab icon super shack.png
23,532
40,898
66,810
Short House 2,000 to 6,300 340,830 Ei hab icon short house.png
733,774
1,418,850
2,551,204
The Standard 5,000 to 15,750 21,440,012 Ei hab icon the standard.png
68,130,182
178.166M
408.982M
Long House 10,000 to 31,500 2.320B Ei hab icon long house.png
5.958B
13.348B
27.194B
Double Decker 20,000 to 63,000 148.268B Ei hab icon double decker.png
392.332B
900.472B
1.867T
Warehouse 50,000 to 157,500 17.794T Ei hab icon warehouse.png
66.090T
194.148T
485.868T
Center 100,000 to 315,000 3.240q Ei hab icon center.png
8.752q
20.396q
42.894q
Bunker 200,000 to 630,000 250.212q Ei hab icon bunker.png
676.642q
1.578Q
3.320Q
Eggkea 500,000 to 1,575,000 32.568Q Ei hab icon eggkea.png
122.012Q
360.276Q
904.176Q
HAB 1000 1,000,000 to 3,150,000 6.046s Ei hab icon hab1k.png
16.322s
37.998s
79.802s
Hangar 2,000,000 to 6,300,000 463.300s Ei hab icon hanger.png
1.249S
2.906S
6.096S
Tower 5,000,000 to 15,750,000 59.264S Ei hab icon tower.png
220.222S
639.288S
1.577o
HAB 10,000 10,000,000 to 31,500,000 12.468o Ei hab icon hab10k.png
37.870o
95.966o
214.604o
Eggtopia 25,000,000 to 78,750,000 2.930N Ei hab icon eggtopia.png
12.854N
41.934N
112.894N
Monolith 50,000,000 to 157,500,000 2.802d Ei hab icon monolith.png
15.620d
59.242d
175.352d
Planet Portal 100,000,000 to 472,500,000 8.572U Ei hab icon portal.png
58.682U
238.756U
718.322U
Chicken Universe 600,000,000 to 2,835,000,000 321.638D Ei hab icon chicken universe.png
3.590Td
19.422Td
71.236Td

To Be Announced...

Trivia

  • The model of the Warehouse is used in a number of places, including Center and Eggkea.
  • Eggkea is a parody of IKEA, a furniture company. It is also evident from the blue color scheme.
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