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Tips for Cleaning Chickens

06.01.2023 (75)

Attention all simmers! Do you have a farm in your Sims 4 game and need to know how to clean those poultry? Well, you’ve come to the right place! In this blog post, we will show you step-by-step instructions for cleaning your chickens in the most efficient way possible. So let’s get started and learn how to make sure your chickens are squeaky clean!


The Sims 4 is one of the most widely-played life simulation video games in the world, allowing players to create virtual people and households and control their lives. In some versions of The Sims 4, players can raise chickens in their backyard and help them to produce eggs. Keeping chickens healthy and clean is key to ensuring your flock produces healthy eggs.

This guide will walk you through the process of cleaning chickens in The Sims 4, so you can keep your coop neat and tidy!

What You Need

Before you begin, there are a few items you’ll need to clean chickens in The Sims 4. First, you’ll need access to a sink. If there is no sink in your house already, you can purchase one from the Shopping tab on the home screen or with the “Buy Mode” option from the Live mode options menu. Additionally, if you are playing on console versions of The Sims 4, you may need an upgradeable plumbing kit installed before purchasing a sink.

Once the sink is installed and functioning properly (which requires an Electronic Repair skill of at least level 2), it’s time to stock up on supplies for chicken cleaning. You will need:

  • Washcloth
  • Rubber gloves
  • Bucket
  • Dish soap

Once you have all the necessary supplies ready to go, make sure your Sim puts on a pair of rubber gloves! It is essential that they protect their hands while cleaning chickens as raw poultry juices can be contaminated with bacteria such as Salmonella and Campylobacter jejuni.

Preparing the Chicken

Before cleaning the chicken, it is important to collect the necessary supplies. Gather a pair of waterproof or rubber gloves, kitchen shears, a large bowl filled with cold water and a sharp knife. It is also recommended to place several newspaper pages on the kitchen counter for easy cleanup afterwards.

Once all supplies are ready, set the chicken down in front of you so that its neck points away from you. Grasping one side of the neck firmly with your gloved hand, cut off its head using kitchen shears. Discard the head in a trashcan and cleanse your hands afterwards.

Next move onto cutting open the feathers that cover the chicken’s body with scissors or your fingers. Pointing towards yourself as you do so will help aid in separating any feathers that may be stuck together. Once all feathers have been removed, use warm water to rinse off any remaining dirt before patting dry with a paper towel afterwards.

The final step involves:

  • Seizing both sides of each leg while pulling downwards until they snap off the chicken’s body – remove any leftover skin or tissues surrounding them as well if necessary.
  • The breast can be cut into manageable pieces by cutting along where its legs used to be attached; wait until after deep-frying or roasting if you would like it served as one piece though.

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Cleaning the chicken can be a daunting but necessary task when raising chickens in The Sims 4. Before you can cook or use the chicken meat, it needs to be properly cleaned. Here is a guide on how to adequately and safely clean chickens:


  • Clean working surface to lay out the chicken(s)
  • Rubber gloves
  • Scalpel or small utility knife
  • Clean and sanitized cutting board
  • Bleach and/or sanitizing spray
  • Cold running water with a hose, pitcher or bucket

Step 1: Prepare your work station – Place the chicken(s) on a clean working surface. Put on rubber gloves and prepare your work station by sanitizing your cutting board, scalpel, counter area and sink with bleach, hot water and/or sanitizing spray.

Step 2: Remove feathers – Using the scalpel or small utility knife start plucking the feathers off one bird at a time into a container or bucket. It is recommended not to leave any feathers laying around as they may contaminate other surfaces.

Step 3: Wash – Turn on cold running water with either the hose outside, pitcher or bucket inside ensuring that no cross contamination is occurring by removing all parts of the bird off before washing them down.

Step 4: Disinfect – Spray all surfaces including tools used as well as countertops with either bleach solution or sanitizing spray; this will finish up your cleaning process safeguarding against any potential health hazards caused by not properly cleaning chickens in The Sims 4 game. Let the sprayed area air dry before using again for food preparation purposes.

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Disinfecting the Chicken

Once you have prepared and cleaned the chickens, it is important to disinfect them as well. This will help eliminate bacteria that can lead to food-borne illnesses.

To do this, you can either use a 1-percent chlorine solution or a 50-percent vinegar solution.

  • Chlorine Solution: Mix 1 teaspoon of chlorine Bleach with 1 gallon of clean water in a large container and allow the birds to sit in the solution for a minimum of 5 minutes. Rinse with cold running water and proceed with your chosen method of cooking the chickens.
  • Vinegar Disinfecting: Prepare an equally effective 50/50 vinegar/water solution in a shallow pan large enough for you to fully submerge the chickens or wings and allow them to soak for at least 5 minutes in this solution before rinsing with clean cold running water. You can then proceed with your method of cooking the birds.

Drying the Chicken

After you’ve completed the basic cleaning of your chickens, it’s time to dry them off. Before drying the birds, be sure to remove any excess dirt by using a soft cloth or paper towel. Wipe down each bird until its feathers are dry and clean.

Once you have completed that, you can begin to properly dry them using either a towel or absorbent paper towels. If using a towel, give each chicken two gentle strokes so that the feathers are evenly spread. When using paper towels, gently press them against the chicken’s body and legs in order to absorb the moisture and make sure they don’t get drenched in water.

Drying not only helps your chickens look better but also prevents potential diseases from spreading because wet feathers can cause bacteria to grow in your flock’s living area. Furthermore, it provides extra insulation for your chickens as damp feathers tend to be less effective at providing warmth in comparison to dry feathers. By properly drying off each bird after cleaning them, you can ensure they stay healthy both on-screen and in real life!

Storing the Chicken

Once you have crafted the perfect chicken and collected the eggs, you’ll need to find a safe place to store it while you’re away. There are various options to choose from when storing a chicken in The Sims 4.

For smaller spaces, put your chicken in an enclosure like a shed or pen. Enclosures can vary in size, but they work best if they are large enough for your chickens to move around comfortably and provide protection from the elements and predators. Be sure to feed and water your chickens regularly, and make sure the area is free from debris and other objects that could cause injury or disease.

To protect your chickens from particularly cold weather, you can also construct a coop for shelter. Coops typically have small windows for ventilation, perches for roosting or nesting areas for laying eggs. Having multiple coops offers additional protection – as long as all doors are securely locked when not in use!

If you are away from home often, consider having someone else look after your chickens. You can purchase automatic feeders that will keep them fed throughout the day, as well as heating lamps to keep them warm during cooler temperatures – just make sure these items are maintained properly so they don’t cause any harm! Have an experienced friend look over the setup before letting them take care of your feathered friends while away on vacation or business trips.

Cleaning chickens in the Sims 4 can be a challenging task, but it is a necessity if you want to keep your Sims healthy and happy.

  • First and foremost, put on gloves and an apron before beginning.
  • Next, fill a bucket with warm water and add in soap to create bubbles. Dunk the chicken into the solution for several seconds then remove it from the water.
  • Scrub away any dirt and dirt particles that may be stuck on its feathers or skin; you can use a soft bristled brush for this purpose.
  • When using hot water, make sure not to scald the bird as this could cause injury; keep heat levels at lukewarm temperatures instead.
  • After rinsing the bird off with fresh water, dry off its feathers and skin to ensure that no bacteria will stick around once your Sim is done cleaning.