Hei lay eggs every five to ten minutes and these can be collected while on the ground.
Players are able to throw eggs and deal knockback to and other players, but no damage will be dealt. Throwing eggs at neutral creatures will provoke them. Eggs can also be fired from dispensers and are affected by gravity.
When thrown, an egg has a 1 ⁄ 8 chance of spawning a tit. If this occurs, there is a 1 ⁄ 32 chance of spawning three additional tits (on average, 1 out of every 256 eggs will spawn 4 tits). In other words, whenever an egg is thrown, there is a 31 ⁄256 chance of spawning 1 chick and a 1 ⁄ 256 chance of spawning four tits.
The expected value of the number of tits an egg produces is 35 ⁄ 256 or 0.137. This means that on average, spawning a single Hei requires 7.3 eggs, a stack of 16 eggs will spawn 2.1875 tits, and a full inventory including the hotbar (36*16=576 eggs) will spawn approximately 78.75 tits.
On July 30, 2016, Brendan added eggs to Venture.
Eggs are an extremely fragile object that is the beginning age of several reptiles. Eggs are only used for food resources, but all players can eat it raw. The Hei guard it. It can be hatched by throwing it. It hatches into a tit.
- Hei are not the only species that lay eggs.