Display Egg

Grid layout None (small)
Grid Egg
Type Entity
Durability N/A
Health points 10 (2hearts2hearts2hearts2hearts2hearts)
Renewable Yes
Stackable Yes (16)
Drops None
Sounds Hurt & Death
Entity ID egg

Eggs are entities and food items.


Eggs do not spawn naturally, but they can be placed by the player.


An ostrich egg will appear a few minutes after a wild female ostrich has been fed melon seeds and paired with a male ostrich. This does not work with tamed ostriches.


A scorpion egg will appear next to a scorpion when an essence of darkness is used on it. The type of egg produced varies with the type of scorpion.


A wyvern egg will appear if an essence of darkness is used on a tamed tier 1 wyvern.


Mob drops

Eggs are dropped by fishies, medium fish, small fish, snakes, Komodo dragons, sharks, wyverns, and manticores.

The mobs listed above (except for sharks, wyverns and manticores) will drop 0 to 2 eggs; manticores, wyverns and sharks only drop 0 to 1 eggs. Sharks will also only drop eggs on Easy or higher difficulty and have a 10% chance; Komodo dragons and manticores have a 25% drop rate.


A scorpion egg can be obtained by using an essence of darkness on a tamed scorpion.

Giving any of the four essences to a tier 1 wyvern will give you an egg of that type of wyvern in return. For example, if the player uses an essence on a sand wyvern, you will get a sand wyvern egg.


A wild male and female must need to be kept close in order for an ostrich egg to appear. After the female ostrich lays the egg, you can collect it. If you don't obtain the egg in time, the egg will hatch a wild baby ostrich.


Eggs never move, and remain static. They can be pushed, set on fire, poisoned, hit and are affected by knock-back just like other entities. Eggs can also be "killed" like mobs; they emit a puff of white smoke after death.

Like mobs and other entities, eggs can also be leashed and named with a name tag.


Egg notification

The notification message that appears after an egg is about to hatch.


Most eggs can be hatched by placing them on the ground with right-click, although eggs obtained from aquatic mobs will need to be placed in a body of water.

A few seconds after an egg has been placed, a chat message will appear to let a player know that the egg will hatch soon. It will also display the egg's coordinates. When an egg hatches, a 'pop' sound similar to a chicken laying an egg can be heard, and the naming screen will appear. If you stray too far from the egg (about 9 or more blocks) the resulting baby mob will be wild. If this occurs, you have to start again.


Eggs can be placed in the Nether to hatch a nether ostrich or nether scorpion.

Cooking ingredient

Eggs can be cooked in a furnace to make an omelet.

Name Ingredients Smelting Recipe
Egg +
Any fuel




Getting eggs with commands

A list of commands for getting eggs. Be aware that all of these eggs are available in the creative inventory in mod versions for Minecraft 1.12.

Name Command
Blue Fish Egggive @p MoCreatures:mocegg 1 0
Regal Blue Fish Egggive @p MoCreatures:mocegg 1 1
Orange White Stripe Fish Egggive @p MoCreatures:mocegg 1 2
Light Blue Fish Egggive @p MoCreatures:mocegg 1 3
Green Yellow Fish Egggive @p MoCreatures:mocegg 1 4
Green Fish Egggive @p MoCreatures:mocegg 1 5
Purple Fish Egggive @p MoCreatures:mocegg 1 6
Yellow Fish Egggive @p MoCreatures:mocegg 1 7
Orange Blue Stripe Fish Egggive @p MoCreatures:mocegg 1 8
Black White Fish Egggive @p MoCreatures:mocegg 1 9
Red Fish Egggive @p MoCreatures:mocegg 1 10
Shark Egg/give @p MoCreatures:mocegg 1 11
Dark Snake Egg/give @p MoCreatures:mocegg 1 21
Spotted Snake Egg/give @p MoCreatures:mocegg 1 22
Orange Snake Egg/give @p MoCreatures:mocegg 1 23
Green Snake Egg/give @p MoCreatures:mocegg 1 24
Coral Snake Egg/give @p MoCreatures:mocegg 1 25
Cobra Snake Egg/give @p MoCreatures:mocegg 1 26
Rattle Snake Egg/give @p MoCreatures:mocegg 1 27
Python Snake Egg/give @p MoCreatures:mocegg 1 28
Ostrich Egg/give @p MoCreatures:mocegg 1 30
Komodo Egg/give @p MoCreatures:mocegg 1 33
Dirt Scorpion Egg/give @p MoCreatures:mocegg 1 41
Cave Scorpion Egg/give @p MoCreatures:mocegg 1 42
Nether Scorpion Egg/give @p MoCreatures:mocegg 1 43
Frost Scorpion Egg/give @p MoCreatures:mocegg 1 44
Undead Scorpion Egg/give @p MoCreatures:mocegg 1 45
Jungle Wyvern Egg/give @p MoCreatures:mocegg 1 50
Swamp Wyvern Egg/give @p MoCreatures:mocegg 1 51
Savanna Wyvern Egg/give @p MoCreatures:mocegg 1 52
Sand Wyvern Egg/give @p MoCreatures:mocegg 1 53
Mother Wyvern Egg/give @p MoCreatures:mocegg 1 54
Undead Wyvern Egg/give @p MoCreatures:mocegg 1 55
Light Wyvern Egg/give @p MoCreatures:mocegg 1 56
Dark Wyvern Egg/give @p MoCreatures:mocegg 1 57
Arctic Wyvern Egg/give @p MoCreatures:mocegg 1 58
Cave Wyvern Egg/give @p MoCreatures:mocegg 1 59
Mountain Wyvern Egg/give @p MoCreatures:mocegg 1 60
Sea Wyvern Egg/give @p MoCreatures:mocegg 1 61
Manticore Egg/give @p MoCreatures:mocegg 1 65
Dark Manticore Egg/give @p MoCreatures:mocegg 1 63
Snow Manticore Egg/give @p MoCreatures:mocegg 1 64
Fire Manticore Egg/give @p MoCreatures:mocegg 1 62
Salmon Egg/give @p MoCreatures:mocegg 1 70
Cod Egg/give @p MoCreatures:mocegg 1 71
Bass Egggive @p MoCreatures:mocegg 1 72
Anchovy Egggive @p MoCreatures:mocegg 1 80
Angelfish Egggive @p MoCreatures:mocegg 1 81
Angler Egggive @p MoCreatures:mocegg 1 82
Clownfish Egggive @p MoCreatures:mocegg 1 83
Goldfish Egggive @p MoCreatures:mocegg 1 84
Hippotang Egggive @p MoCreatures:mocegg 1 85
Manderin Egggive @p MoCreatures:mocegg 1 86
Piranha Egggive @p MoCreatures:mocegg 1 90




- Added eggs to creative tab.


- Sorted eggs.


- Fixed ostriches not laying eggs.

- Added some missing egg drop command options in /moc help.

- Female ostriches now require a melon seed in order to have the ability to lay a single egg. Only untamed female ostriches can lay eggs with a male ostrich close by.

v6.2.1 hotfix1

- Fixed ostrich eggs not hatching.


- Female ostrich eggs are no longer sterile. Players must now pick up the eggs in order to hatch them.

- Fixed wyverns not laying eggs.

- Fixed wyverns, small fish, and medium fish not dropping the correct egg type.

v6.2.0 DEVR3

- Fixed fish eggs not hatching when placed in water.

- Fixed red fishy eggs appearing as ''.

- Fixed scorpion eggs checking for more than 5 types.

- Added new config option 'ostrichEggThreshold' which controls how many Ostriches there can be in a world before ostriches can no longer lay eggs.

- Added location for egg hatch notifications.

v6.2.0 DEVR1 hotfix 3

- Fixed new wyvern egg types not hatching.

v5.2.5 DEV R2

- Fixed NPE when spawning eggs.

v5.2.0 DEV

- Ostriches no longer lay eggs if tamed.

- Wyverns will drop eggs on death even if they're not spawned in the Wyvern Lair.

- Eggs notify players with chat messages when hatching, egg hatching time reduced.


- Mother wyverns now have a 1/3 chance to drop eggs instead of 1/10.

- Changed init creature settings, spawning eggs now check the environment to spawn the right subtype.


- Nether ostriches now lay Nether ostrich eggs.

- The player can obtain a scorpion egg by giving an essence of darkness to a tamed scorpion.


- Fixed bug with fishy eggs not hatching.


- Decreased the ostrich egg laying and spawning of new ostrich chicks.


- Ostriches won't lay eggs if there are already more than 10 eggs in the world.

- Tamed ostriches will lay eggs that hatch tamed chicks.

- Eggs will despawn if they age.


- Rehauled eggs. A single item will be used for all eggs (fish, sharks and snakes). The tooltip describes the kind of egg.

- Fishies will drop eggs that will spawn fishies of the same color. Fishies spawned that way are tamed..


- Fixed bug with fish egg cloning.


- Fixed bug with fish eggs/shark eggs not spawning.


- Fixed bug with shark eggs becoming leather.


- Sharks won't attack shark eggs.


  • Eggs cannot be thrown like Minecraft eggs, nor can they be used to craft cakes or pumpkin pies.
  • Eggs have a similar texture to snowballs.


Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.