Beware Of Chicken

by Casualfarmer

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Jin Rou wanted to be a cultivator who defied the heavens, and surpassed all limits.

Unfortunately for him, he died, and now I’m stuck here. Arrogant young masters? Heavenly tribulations? Cultivating for days on end, then getting into life or death battles?

Yeah, no thanks. I'm getting out of here.

In which a transmigrator decides that the only winning move is not to play.

Beware of Chicken will be updated Monday to Wednesday, and then Friday.

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Table of Contents
Chapter Name Release Date
Chapter 1: He Bravely Turned His Tail and Fled ago
Chapter 2: Rice Farming 101 ago
Chapter 3: Beneath the Crescent Moon ago
Chapter 4: Nothing But a Hound Dog ago
Chapter 5: Verdant Hill ago
Chapter 6: "Young Master", Type 19 ago
Chapter 7: Country Roads ago
Chapter 8: Experimental Procedure ago
Chapter 9: Title Drop ago
Chapter 10: Lift Together ago
Chapter 11: The Newcomers ago
Chapter 12: The Mid-Autumn Festival ago
Chapter 13: The Spirit Furnace ago
Chapter 14: Winnie the Poo ago
Chapter 15: Side Quest ago
Chapter 16: Commandment ago
Chapter 17: Counting the Days ago
Chapter 18: Cracked Moon ago
Chapter 19: ROUS ago
Chapter 20: An Autumn Leaf ago
Chapter 21: The First Flakes ago
Chapter 22: Meanwhile, Back at the Town... ago
Chapter 23: The Young Mistress ago
Chapter 24: The Princess and the General ago
Chapter 25: The Students ago
Chapter 26: Two Pig Open Sleigh ago
Chapter 27: The March ago
Chapter 28: Strength and Skill ago
Chapter 29: The Great Master ago
Chapter 30: Something Worth Recognition ago
Chapter 31: A Glorified Battery ago
Chapter 32: Choices ago
Chapter 33: A Blade of Grass ago
Chapter 34: The Goalie and the Dishwasher ago
Chapter 35 Connections ago
Chapter 36: Homecoming ago
Chapter 37: Rewarded ago
Chapter 38: Preparing for the Night ago
Chapter 39: Jin-gle Bells ago
Chapter 40: Dawn ago
Chapter 41: Tick Tock Goes The Clock ago
Chapter 42: A Lull ago
Chapter 43: Broth and Ice ago
Chapter 44: A Fox and A "Deer" ago
Chapter 45: Statues and a House ago
Chapter 46: Vengeance and Hives ago
Chapter 47: Observe ago
Chapter 48: Ignite ago
Chapter 49: The Final Stretch ago
Chapter 50: Setting Sail, Coming Home ago
Deleted Scene from chapter 50. ago
Chapter 51: Wedding Part 1 ago
Chapter 52: Wedding Part 2 ago
Chapter 53: The End of the Beginning ago
Vol1: Epilogue ago
Volume 1.5: Kintsugi ago
Vol 2 Chapter 1: Full Steam Ahead ago
V2, Chapter 2: Each Day a Blessing ago
V2 Chapter 3: Crossed Blades ago
Interlude: Lost As Hell ago
v2 Chapter 4: A Fine Morning ago
V2: Chapter 5: But One Flaw ago
Interlude 2: The Twilight ago
V2 C6: A Bee ago
v2c7: A Meeting ago
v2c8: A Needle ago
V2c9: Dream ago
v2c10: Routine ago
V2C11: I'm Here ago
V2 C12: I Scream ago
Interlude 3: Q=V/t ago
v2 C 13: Hong Xian ago
v2 c14: Jin Rou ago
v2 c15: A Lady ago
v2c16: Secret Spot ago
v2c17: Still ago
Collected LN Teasers ago
v2c18: Rat and Cat ago
Interlude: Heart of the Swarm, ago
v2C19: Boar ago
v2 C20: Knock-off Part 1 ago
v2 c20: Knock off Part 2 ago
v2c21: The Search ago
v2 c22: Set out Stay in ago
V2 C 23: A Past Conversation ago
v2c24: Righteousness ago
v2c25: Plants and Clothes ago
v2 c26: Preparations ago

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Good fun rational MC in a Xianxia world

Reviewed at: The Mid-Autumn Festival

The MC makes the rational choice of doing his best to avoid the nutcases that fill the Xianxia world. ie. Leaving his sect to become a farmer. He still cultivates in his daily activities and uses his super strength and Earth perspective to build the best farm ever.

However I don't get the sense this is about base building, rather it comes across as a subversion of the genre.

I found it an enjoyable read - It's definitely worth a try.


A xianxia with an actual soul for once

Reviewed at: Cracked Moon

I typically am not a fan of xianxia. Full stop. But this story has made me finally realize exactly why that is, while highlighting what the genre could be.

99% of xianxia is a bunch of "arrogant young master" types being complete jerks while the MC and everyone else is always searching for that next peak of cultivation. Needing more pills, more insights, more opportunities, more fuel to feed that fire, and screw the consequences. Anything to advance. It's so extremely mercantile and opportunistic. It takes a journey that should be spiritual and turns it into a soulless quest for power.

That is not what this story is about. This story pokes fun and parodies some of the worst and most common xianxia tropes, while simultaneously making the main character's journey one of genuine discovery. Discovery of themselves, the joy of simplicity and a day's hard work, and in the connection of the people around you.

The parody aspect can get a bit silly at times. But there are moments when this story seems to so genuinely embody the best aspects of xianxia, that it can manage to ensnare those like me that typically dislike the genre. Even some of the most popular writers of xianxia on this site could learn a lot from this story. And I really hope they do.


Really good what the hell

Reviewed at: Winnie the Poo

I started reading this as I was bored and was really surprised. The mc is relatable and humble. He doesn't try to be anything he's not. His decisions make sense and hes not twisted like other mcs would be in a new cultivation world. I like how the different perspectives add to the story. Not a lot of chapters thus far but good


In which the cultivator leaves the sect to farm.

Reviewed at: The Mid-Autumn Festival

The atmosphere of this story is intentionally light and cheery, given the premise of the story in the first place. It's a very simple slice of life with the tale of the farm being expanded and laboured upon, with fields of crops sown and animals raised.

Though it is clearly not the focus of the story the few fight scenes are nevertheless well done with striking imagery and combat sequences flowing naturally.

The characters all feel natural and well-written. There's no dialogue that I've seen yet that felt stilted or out of place. There are comedic parts as well that are all well above par, ranging from quippy one-liners to drawn out comedic scenes, such as one where he meets a love interest while playing with some kids from a nearby village.

The romance is well done too - it's entirely believable in how it develops, I feel.

The protagonist of the story draws you in, wanting to know more despite his simple and unassuming life.

I am of course talking about Big D. Jin Rou is merely the narrator and historian of Big D's life and is indubitably not the protagonist in the face of Big D's might.

Don't be fooled by the story description. This is the story of a chicken on it's path of cultivation and certainly nothing else, though it disguises itself well.

In summary, though the story has not yet progressed very far I am very excited to see where the author plans on taking this story into the future. I fully believe that it has the potential to be a very high quality story on this site.



Stardew Valley if it was Xianxia

Reviewed at: The Mid-Autumn Festival

Honestly, it's really good.  Very satisfying, with several moments where I legitimately had to stop reading to laugh. The rooster is hilariously proud (and deservedly so).  The MC is really down-to-earth, which is a nice change of pace.  The love interest was handled wonderfuly.  It's great, give it a shot.  c:

I'll likely come back and write a more advanced review once the first "book" or "arc" I can see is finished.


Fun, slow moving frolic in a cultivating world

Reviewed at: Chapter 53: The End of the Beginning

Well written, fun and subversively funny.  Welcome to the non-Sect path of a lowly former disciple who just wanted peace and quiet far away from the Young Master types.  It is a very delicious and deliberate slice of life approach.  Having reached the end of the first Book, I'd now say it is clearly one of the better novels available on all of RR.

One minor quibble... the title and sign might better read "Beware of Rooster".


No standard lazy tropes here.

Well written story here, the MC is very positive and generally nice guy.

The names are funny as F!  I like the way the chicken is changing names from English to Chinese. Basil Brush made me LMAO, also when you reverse the Chinese to English it may take a monent to get it but it makes it more funny.

Great POV changes as well from Big Di and his love interest.


This is a really good story. Slice of life, not some crazy progression story, but it's executed very well with great grammar and interesting characters. Very light and obviously humorous and somewhat satirical, I love it. There are some minor misspellings and a couple grammar mistakes, but they don't get in the way of the story and it's still better on spelling and grammar than 97% of RR.


Amazing start. I hope it keeps going.

Reviewed at: The Mid-Autumn Festival

Excellent story. Hope it continues while maintaining the heart that makes it so good.

I like the characters, big de in particular. I'd be interested in seeing what unique techniques he comes up with under these circumstances.

Please post some info about  your schedule or lack thereof when you get a chance.


Normally I don't like these Xianxia style novels as i think they are pretty nonsensical and don't understand the appeal. However this seems to be a cultivation story for people who don't like cultivation stories.

The main character immediatle after being Isekaied decides to nope out on the sect his host body had joined and decided to start a farm.

So far there have been no young masters or legendary phoenix's or spirit tiger or any such nonsense.

The main character has used what little he learned to be a super powered farmer, and so far its been a fairly chill slice of life style story.

Not much so far in the way of an overarching plot or many side characters, but its been a fun read so far. I hope the author will continue to develop the world so that things do not get stale. Now that things are fairly established the story needs to get a bit more meat on its bones.

The chapters are fairly short so I can recomed you give it a try to see if you like it, I feel like its a pretty comfortable story so far with plenty of room to grow.