Divinity Original Sin 2: How to Complete Counting Chickens and What to Do With Peeper
Divinity Original Sin 2 has been a massive success, and its popularity seems to be growing by the day as players embark on their own adventures and take part in the many, many quests that this cRPG has to offer.
One interesting (and potentially annoying) quest that players have come across in the game -- Counting Your Chickens -- has been garnering some interest in community discussions, because it's proven to be a bit hard to complete. During the course of this quest, you could get stuck with a particularly foul (fowl) creature named Peeper with no apparent way to get rid of him.
But don't worry -- in this Divinity Original Sin 2 guide, we're going to go over how you can complete this quest and remove your newfound follower in no time. (If you've already completed the initial stages of this quest, you can jump straight to getting rid of Peeper.)
How to Complete the Counting Chickens Quest
There are three NPCs you'll have to deal with in order to begin (and eventually finish) this quest. Fortunately, it's all straightforward and easy to follow if you listen to what they have to say.
Starting the Quest
To start the Counting Chickens quest, you'll need to speak to Big Marge the hen out in Reaper's Coast. In order to talk to her, you'll need the Pet Pals talent.
Big Marge is the leader of the chickens found at the Reapers Coast. During your conversation with her, you find out that all of the hens eggs have been stolen. This will proc a new marker on your map that shows you where to go next.
Retrieving the Eggs
A short travel north, following your newly added map marker, will lead to an encounter with a Voidwoken. Take it down in whatever way you and your party can.
After defeating the Voidwoken, you'll discover that all of the eggs except for one have been tainted by the void. Bring this lone egg survivor back to Big Marge and she'll reward you with the location of a treasure behind the hen coop. Dig up your treasure, then continue your adventures as you would normally.
How to Get Rid of Peeper
After some time has passed, your next trip to Reaper's Coast will have an unfortunate surprise. Upon your return, you'll find that the hens have been slaughtered. But there is one survivor -- Peeper, the voidling chick. Despite having just brutally murdered his fellow chickens, he's perfectly friendly toward you and will follow you wherever you go.
If you're cool with the constant company of a murderous chick, then congratulations! You have a new pet. But if you don't want little Peeper following you around all the time, there's only one way to get rid of him.
While standing at the site where the hens were slaughtered, you'll want to activate Spirit Vision. This allows you to see the spirit of Big Marge, who sends you on a quest to seek out the void chick's father, the Magicockerel.
Following your quest marker will lead you to the Magicockerel, who resides at the coordinates X:437, Y:304. Upon speaking to him, he demands that you kill the void chick because he does not recognize it as his son, but as a killer.
Kill or Spare Peeper
After speaking with the Magicockerel, are two options you can take -- either kill Peeper, or refuse and spare the creature's life.
If you choose to kill Peeper, you'll be given a reward of your choice. And an additional chest will spawn next to the Magicockerel that contains at least one Epic and Legendary item.
Taking pity of Peeper and refusing to kill him transforms him into a Voidwoken Hatchling. Upon transformation, Peeper spawns dozens of other chicks that you must fight. Once you've wiped them out, you'll get a loot chest like the one described above.
That wraps up this neat little joke quest. Overall, it's not a ton of effort to get some potentially fantastic loot. It's a good thing you didn't decide to eat the egg when you were bringing it back to Marge, right?
If you need more help in your adventures, check out the rest of our Divinity: Original Sin 2 guides for all our tips and tricks: