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Mechanical Chicken
Mechanical Chicken
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Prerequisite Quest: Rescue OOX-09/HL! [35]

Zone: The Hinterlands

 

Prerequisite Quest: Rescue OOX-22/FE! [37]

Zone: Feralas

 

Prerequisite Quest: Rescue OOX-17/TN! [48]

Zone: Tanaris

 

Quest: An OOX of Your Own

Zone: Booty Bay

Mechanical Chicken
Mechanical Chicken
Binds when used
Use: Teaches you how to summon this companion.
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Uncommon
No
Neutral Neutral
Ground

Pecks at ground.

Vocalizations (on-click)

None
3 allowed
April 1, 2007

This pet may be used by non-engineers. Players must complete all three escort quests to earn a final quest, [50]An OOX of Your Own in Booty Bay, which provides this pet as a reward. Note that the pet is BoU, so it can also be found at auction.


For help completing the prerequisite quests, try the following macro:

/run local z={"Tanaris","Hinterlands","Feralas"}for k,v in pairs({{351,648},{485,836},{25475,25476}})do print(z[k])for i,q in pairs(v)do print(" #"..i,"\124Hquest:"..q.."\124h["..q.."]\124h",IsQuestFlaggedCompleted(q)and COMPLETE or INCOMPLETE)end end
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Quality
Level 0: Health 0Power 0Speed 0
Requires Pet Level: 1

100% Hit Chance 

 

Pokes at the enemy with a sharp beak, dealing 394 Flying damage.


Vs. Aquatic

Vs. Dragonkin
Requires Pet Level: 10

100%  Hit Chance 

 

Smacks the enemy 1-2 times, dealing 197 Mechanical damage per smack.

 

Hits an additional time if the user attacks first.


Vs. Beast

Vs. Elemental
Requires Pet Level: 2

100% Hit Chance 

 

Overtunes the user's central power core, dealing 197 Mechanical damage and increasing the user's speed by 100% for 2 rounds.


Vs. Beast

Vs. Elemental
3 Round Cooldown
Requires Pet Level: 15

Rebuilds broken pets, restoring 472 health to itself, and half that amount to other mechanical allies.

3 Round Cooldown
Requires Pet Level: 4

Increases the damage of your next attack made within 1 round by 125%.

Requires Pet Level: 20

100%  Hit Chance 

 

First use: Increases your damage dealt by 10%.

 

Second use: Unleashes a flurry of attacks, dealing 886 Mechanical damage.


Vs. Beast

Vs. Elemental
Mechanical

Passive: 

Comes back to life once per battle, returning to 20% health.

 

Damage Taken 

50% from Elemental abilities

33% from Magic abilities

The Cape of Stranglethorn — Eastern Kingdoms
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Phaedra 
Rating: +18   [Report]
The Customer Service Forums (US) have an on-going thread about the three individual drops needed for this quest. If you are unsure which of the OOX you have had drop for you, post and the friendly GMs will let you know where you are in the quest line!
Sep 27, 2009 at 12:28pm | Edits: 0 | Gilneas-US | Pets: 545 Compare collections | Score: 2684
Site MVPLysi 
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Wondering which OOX quests you've done?

Macro 1:

/run f,z=CreateFrame('frame'),{[485]='The Hinterlands',[351]='Tanaris',[2766]='Feralas'};f:RegisterEvent('QUEST_QUERY_COMPLETE')

Macro 2:

/run local s,t;f:SetScript('OnEvent',function() t=GetQuestsCompleted();for c,v in pairs(z) do if t[c] then s='' else s=' not' end print('You have'..s,'found OOX in',v) end end);QueryQuestsCompleted()

Press the 1st macro, then the 2nd, the game will tell which OOX quests you've done. (Macro author unknown.)
Jul 10, 2010 at 1:54pm | Edits: 1 | Echo Isles-US | Pets: 218 Compare collections | Score: 975
Top RaterDuroxas 
Rating: +9   [Report]
If you're looking for the eggs individually, get ready for some farming. Youve got a good chance to get the Tanaris beacon from a run in Zul'Farakk, But the Hinterlands and feralas ones required some decent farming. Theres a huge camp full of Woodpaw Gnolls in Feralas that work nicely, and in the Hinterlands look for Mangey Silvermaine wolves.
Sep 27, 2009 at 7:02am | Edits: 0 | Wyrmrest Accord-US | Pets: 575 Compare collections | Score: 3034
Site MVPGwenolyn 
Rating: +6   [Report]
I really like this pet. I wish he had OOX in his name though.

I can't belive people sell this one on the AH. Once you get him and sell him, you can't ever get him again. I know, I know... some people just aren't into pets like we are. But seeing this one on the AH makes warcraftpet collectors cry for those that know not the joy of companion collecting.
Sep 29, 2009 at 8:56pm | Edits: 0 | Whisperwind-US | Pets: 602 Compare collections | Score: 3433
Site MVPHorik 
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With Patch 3.3, the lua allows for addons to query the server for which quests you have completed, which means certain addons can tell you which of the OOX quests you've completed, or partially completed, or whatever!

I used the addon "EveryQuest" from wow.curse.com. Worked like a charm.

Happy Hunting!
Dec 31, 2009 at 7:14pm | Edits: 0 | Draenor-US | Pets: 530 Compare collections | Score: 2354
Top RaterWidgerber 
Rating: +5   [Report]
The trick I've found for preventing the chicken from ignoring combat is to lag behind him so they attack the chicken first. If it's actually engaged in combat it will stop and fight rather than leave you to die. He's not bad in a fight either, usually almost dropping one of the mobs while you're working on the others.
Sep 29, 2009 at 9:02am | Edits: 1 | Lothar-US | Pets: 519 Compare collections | Score: 2324
ShetiPhian 
Rating: +4   [Report]
You can still get this pet in 4.1
The Shattering changed the Ferelas quest, if you did the old one it no longer counts and you'll need to do the new one before you can get the pet.

Once done;
You may also get an error about not meeting the requirements while claiming the pet (I did) just accept the quest again and it should go through awarding the pet.
May 18, 2011 at 1:29am | Edits: 0 | Steamwheedle Cartel-US | Pets: 174 Compare collections | Score: 777
Site MVPLempi 
Rating: +4   [Report]
If you are doing these quests at low level, be aware that the chicken in the quests likes to keep running sometimes when mobs appear leaving you to deal with them alone. I remember this happened to me in Feralas at least. This is easy way to fail the quest if you're too slow killing them and chicken gets too far from you.
Sep 29, 2009 at 6:14am | Edits: 0 | Moonglade-EU | Pets: 568 Compare collections | Score: 3100
Klaudiviris 
Rating: +3   [Report]
For the beacon in Feralas, the easiest way is to farm the yeti's, I found the drop rate to be good and it's really close to the 00X.

In the Hinterlands, if the wolves (mangy silvermane) are giving you a hard time, I found that the oozes in the cave of skulk rock worked wonders for most of my characters.

The beacon in Tanaris will almost always drop in zul farrak, but if you don't want to do the instance, the pirate mobs south of Tanaris also drop it (though not as frequently).

Good Luck!
Jan 21, 2010 at 6:30pm | Edits: 0 | Kul Tiras-EU | Pets: 503 Compare collections | Score: 2182
Marziba 
Rating: +2   [Report]

It's nice that these are BoU but I accidentally learned a second one (had farmed it to sell it) and because they're not cageable, I can't get rid of the duplicate unless I release it. =/

Mar 10, 2013 at 4:04pm | Edits: 1 | Blackhand-US | Pets: 479 Compare collections | Score: 2130
Top RaterMagmin 
Rating: +2   [Report]
This chicken needs to be brought up to the size of the ones you escort, and it needs its name changed to an OOX codename

P.S: why was my suggestion of OOX-04/U downrated so badly?
Nov 28, 2009 at 7:46pm | Edits: 2 | Norgannon-US | Pets: 278 Compare collections | Score: 1190
Top RaterVek 
Rating: +1   [Report]

Slightly above avarage health and power, with nice 289 speed. This is a solid mechanical pet. Peck if you face lots of aquatics, otherwise Batter is a better choice. Especially combined with Overtune, this can really put the hurt on speedy pets(say hi Death Adder and fliers). Always nice to do a Wind-Up when you can't do anything else and then release the pain. Just watch out for elementals of course, and it does not have any defensive moves(good offence makes for best defense). Great pet.

Mar 3, 2014 at 11:48am | Edits: 1 | Aggramar-EU | Pets: 571 Compare collections | Score: 3405
Top RaterBeana 
Rating: +1   [Report]

The hardest of the 3 pre quests to get is the Hinterlands. Wowhead will show that turtles drop him if you look at their locator map, when in fact all creatures in the Hinterlands will drop him. I ended up nuking all the trolls in Jintha Alor for a few hours until the Beacon dropped.

Feb 22, 2014 at 5:36pm | Edits: 0 | Hyjal-US | Pets: 594 Compare collections | Score: 3398
Violetfemme 
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Using a macro from wowhead comments about the 3 quests, I checked each of my characters and discovered that most had done 1 of the 3 quest chains. Only one character had done 2 of the quest chains. The Hinterlands drop rate seems horrible. Tanaris may not be bad, but it is so full of PvP these days, it's hard to quest.  Luckily, my druid only needed the Feralas quest chain and got the drop in the Yeti caves - probably the 20th yeti killed.  Not too bad after using the macro.

Aug 17, 2013 at 12:09am | Edits: 0 | Aegwynn-US | Pets: 512 Compare collections | Score: 2854
Piratewench 
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I had a LOT of issues with these quests. The Hinterlands one glitched and I had to contact customer support to restart the quest. Then I still didn't get it and contacted them again, and they told me I never got the Feralas quest, which I know I did. For those of you who have issues, you're not alone. Contact customer support and if nothing else they can help tell you which quest you're missing.
Aug 14, 2012 at 4:15pm | Edits: 0 | Duskwood-US | Pets: 354 Compare collections | Score: 1545
Monkeyy84 
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Tiffany_725

You need to do all 3 quest lines with the beacons before you get the pet. Just wanted to clear that up for you :)
Aug 4, 2012 at 1:13pm | Edits: 0 | Zul'jin-US | Pets: 463 Compare collections | Score: 2118
Chrisski 
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This pet was ridiculous to get, post-cata. I got it on my ex-main quickly pre-cata, but last week, it took me 5 days (3 in Hinterlands). Feralas was quick, as listed yeti drop it in a few kills. Tanaris took 100+ kills outside ZF & then I did 2 full runs of ZF before it dropped. Hinterlands was absurd. 200+ kills, then did ALL the quests, then 300+ more kills. Went to BB, showed that I didn't meet requirements for OOX of my own, but turned in tanaris quest, and I got the pet!! Confusing..
Apr 23, 2012 at 9:47am | Edits: 1 | Ravencrest-US | Pets: 538 Compare collections | Score: 2960
Rawrshackles 
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I got the first two beacons easily, but did some annoying grinding to get the final one. Was so happy when I finally got it, completed it and picked up my new mechanical chicken!
The first non-purchase pet I actively pursued, and got me addicted to collecting.
May 11, 2010 at 9:42am | Edits: 0 | Bloodhoof-US | Pets: 130 Compare collections | Score: 551
Top RaterKurasu 
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Unlike the other 'quest pets' that are out there, this lovely chicken cannot be retrieved from the friendly neighbourhood stablemasters. This is because it's a BoE item rather than BoP; it would be too easy to sell your chicken, get another, sell that, and so on. So if you have completed this quest and got rid of the chicken, you'll have to hit the AH or make an alt. I suggest a handy throwaway DK...
Oct 29, 2009 at 11:17pm | Edits: 0 | Emerald Dream-EU | Pets: 582 Compare collections | Score: 3470
Coton 
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After hundreds of kills, reading pages of old information, trying out completed quest macros and chat requests.... i found the OOX0-09/HL laying on a rock in the

middle of a lake waiting for me to find him.  Just an easy find and follow, no more looking for a drop!

Oct 27, 2012 at 1:23pm | Edits: 0 | Silvermoon-US | Pets: 511 Compare collections | Score: 2634
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Not to worry; the combat mechanisms and homing logic have been disabled on this unit, I think. --Oglethorpe Obnoticus
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