Arthur: "What've you got there, Bob?"
Bob: "We're not sure. We thought it was a bog-standard chicken until it started breathing fire. Looks like a serious breach of the Ban on Experimental Breeding to me."
Arthur Weasley and Bob discuss the enchanted chicken.[src]

A fire-breathing chicken was a magical breed of chicken that possessed the ability to breathe fire, very similar to the dragon.


Bob Ministry

Bob holding one of these creatures in a cardboard box

One of these creatures was confiscated by Bob of the British Ministry of Magic in 1995, as the creature was considered a major violation on the Ban on Experimental Breeding. The chicken was kept inside a large cardboard box, whose air holes would frequently light up due to the bird's fiery respirations. The box was most likely enchanted to prevent it from catching fire. Bob took the creature to the Department for the Regulation and Control of Magical Creatures.[1]

Several Fire-breathing chickens appeared throughout the Wizarding world during the Calamity in the 2010s, in which they acted as Confoundable guards to certain Foundables, such as Kneazles. Volunteer members of the Statute of Secrecy Task Force had to cast the Ebublio Jinx to trap these chickens in large bubbles, allowing the Foundables to return to their rightful places.[2]


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