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Eggs are CHICKEN-specific extension libraries, conveniently packaged in a source archive. They are stored in a centralized repository and can be downloaded and installed (mostly) automatically.

The egg index is the official list of eggs, along with their documentation.

You cn subscribe to the Egg RSS 2.0 feed.

Here you can see the dependencies among eggs.

Installing eggs

To install any of the eggs, run the following command, replacing name for the egg's name:

chicken-install name

This will download the egg and install it. Enter

chicken-install -help

for a list of options or consult the chicken-install(1) manual page.


If you want to help document the eggs, please consult the eggs guidelines.

If you want to contribute new eggs, you might want to consult the eggs tutorial and the official, automatically built, list of eggs: egg index.