Beware Of Chicken

Beware Of Chicken

by Casualfarmer

Warning This fiction contains:
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  • Profanity
  • Sexual Content
  • Traumatising content

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, Wednesday, and 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
v2 c27.1: The Town ago
v2 c27.2 ago
27.3 ago
v2 c28: Depart ago
v2 c29.1: The Hills ago
29.2 ago
v2 c29.3 ago
Interlude 4: The Waterfall ago
Image: Meiling Coloured ago
V2C30.1: Progress ago
v2 C30.2 ago
v2 c30.3 ago
v2 c31: The Child ago
v2 c32: Conversations ago
33.1: The Legend Begins ago
v2 c33.2 ago
v2c34: The Correct Place ago
v2 C 35: House and a City ago
V2 C 36: Length and Breadth ago
v2c37: Conundrum ago
v2c38: Wager ago
v2c39: These Halcyon Days ago
v2c40: Understand ago
v2 c41: Stay the Course ago
v2c42: Transform? ago
v2c43: Wheat and the Blade ago
v2c44: Ash Forest ago
v2c45: The Plum Blossom's Shadow ago
v2c46: The Cat's Question ago
v2c47: Foiled ago
v2c48: On the Road ago
v2c49: Around the Town ago
Interlude Yun Ren: Tale of the Fox ago
Interlude Yun Ren Part 2 ago
Interlude Yun Ren Final: Back Under the Summer Sky ago
v2c50: Symbols and Names ago
v2C 51: Fangs and the Deep ago
v2c52: Crystal ago
v2c53: Recognizing Limits ago
v2c54: Burden of Trust ago
v2c55: Past, Present, Future ago
v2c56: One Last Dance ago
v2c57: See You Again ago
Interlude: The War and The Rooster ago
v2c58: Growing by Miles ago
v2c59: People and Places Part 1 ago
v2c59: People and Places part 2 ago
v2c59: People and Places Part 3 ago
v2c60: The Dueling Peaks ago
v2c61: Sect Business ago
v2c62: Wayward Companion ago
v2c63: Registration ago
v2c64: The Smaller Blade of Grass part 1. ago
v2c64.2: A Smaller Blade of Grass Part 2 ago
v2c65: Tournament part 1 ago
v2c65.2: The Tournament part 2 ago
v2c65.3: The Tournament part 3 ago
v2c66: Crystal Deal ago
v2c67: The Day of 'Fun' ago
v2c68: The Azure Merchants ago
v2c69: Heaven doesn't Always Shake ago
BOC 1st popularity Poll ago
v2c70: The Spider Incident ago
v2c71: Duels at the Peak ago
v2c72.1: Metal and Glass Part 1 ago
BOC Character Art ago
v2c72.2 Metal and Glass Part 2 ago
v2c73: The Hearth ago

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A lighthearted xianxia with a dash of romance, and a touch of action, will definetly be following this story as it's published. Also maybe add the "romance" tag to the story. One of my favorite stories on RR, even despite its short length its very charming and you should definetly read it.

Charles Campbell

This is one of the most well written stories in Royal Road, regardless of genre. If you want a fun and engaging read, this is a good story for you. The characters are distinct, well defined, and engaging. The story is humorous without being over the top. The writing is spot on with so few noticeable errors that the occasional one that pops up the reader hardly notices. As of today's chapter, I must say this has overtaken the azerinth healer as my favorite webfiction.


Everything I wanted, and more

Reviewed at: Chapter 27: The March

I'll start this review by saying that I've read many Xianxia novels, parodies of Xianxia novels, novels disguised as Xianxia novels and Xianxia novels disguised as novels.  I won't go so far as saying I've seen everything, but I think I'm damned close.

This is one of the best I've *ever* seen.  How do I compare it with other novels?  The best ones demand an immediate re-read once I get to the latest chapter, and I'm already on my second re-read.  It's that good.  You should read it.

In a more technical sense, it has the following:

* Humour that is mature without being smutty or infantile

* Character development

* A distinct lack of self-aggrandization that's so prevalent in this genre

There is a lot to like.  You should definitely read this if you like reading about adults acting in an adult capacity in situations that are relatable to the real world.  The MC is grounded in reality and the blindspots he does have are also realistic (some minor spoilers here, but if you saw a chicken doing a training montage, you would also think you've had a bit too much to drink).

Another great thing is the farm animals.  Who would think a pair of pigs, a chicken, a cat and a rat could be so much fun?  Whenever they get screen time (book time?) I'm at the edge of my seat.  I don't know how many times I've burst out laughing at their hijinks.


There are a few things I think could be improved upon though (although I consider these minor quibbles rather than real problems):

* The magic system could use some love.  Even though it's deliberately not the focus of the story (in fact, the focus is quite the opposite of the magic system), I feel it's a bit of world-building that's conspicuous in its absence

* The monetary system of the world hasn't been explained, so we can't really judge the value of things that are produced except relative to each other.


Some final thoughts:

* The author has kept strictly to his release schedule, so I think this story is here to stay, although he'll probably have to tune back to a chapter every 2 or 3 days to avoid burnout

* Subscribe to his patreon!  There is a CAD$1.50 tier available, so it should be affordable to most, and you get a lot for your money.


TL;DR Read this novel now!


Awesome fiction, well written, likable charachters and down to earth with a better story than REVENGE! or Power for Power or Blood for the Blood God. 

The MC takes one look at how his previous body died and decides to just get out of the way of the power hungry and creates a farm while giving Sentience to the animals that live there.

The love interest is funny and likable (Gasp!), yes, a woman in Xianxia that isn't just the Phoenix eyes, Big Badonkadonks, and Jade White Skin. Completely blown away



Reviewed at: Chapter 27: The March

So yea, every time I see the title pop up in my feed I literally HEAR Ed stuttering chicken. God I love that show.

Uh, anyway. This is a good story, you should totally read it. For people who like Xanxia novels, the chicken cultivates and has its own glorious destiny. For people who like characters who AREN'T demi-gods with the emotional maturity of a 2 year old, there are those too! Unfortunately this technically disqualifies it from being a Xianxia novel, so it's just Xianxia based.


I tend to read a lot of Xianxia style stories so I am used to certain tropes, the writer of this story does a good job taking these tropes and spinning them in a fresher direction then I have seen. The characters are well rounded with actual personalities and flaws and the flow of the writing is smooth and doesn't pull you out of the story at any point. All and all I would say this story is worth reading; sure there are some minor errors here and there, but they are easy enough to look past given the quality of the story itself.


Great start for a fun Xianxia story

Reviewed at: Chapter 25: The Students

This has been such a fun read so far! I was able to binge the 25 chapters available when I started, and can't wait for more. It's such a refreshing take on the reborn in a xianxia story trope, avoiding the awkward stupidity, bad romance, and cliched writing. Overall, very good, very fun, very well done. The main character, love interest, and side characters all have thier own quirks, making them fun to encounter! No frustration caused by unrealistic stupidity as well. Excited to see when some more problems read their head for the MC, but so far things are moving along in a fun Slice of life story. It's good to have a break from constant struggles due to plot armor and plot attraction to problems.

And the chicken? The chicken and other farm animals are the best part. I was worried at first about the cover and title, but they're actually perfect. The chicken is a sentient spirit animal, which has its own cut scenes from his perspective. I wish I had started reading it sooner, but I'm also sad that there are only 25 chapters available.


Ironically, some of the pitfalls you would normally expect to effect the MC instead hit the MC chicken. He seems to be the magnet for tropey troubles encountered in a xianxia world, but without being to frustrating.


Good-hearted & entertaining but needs a plot

Reviewed at: Chapter 24: The Princess and the General

I love to see this story updated because I know every chapter makes me smile.  It's a good-hearted narrative, deconstructing (and affectionately lampooning) WuXia and rooted in a love for nature and for animals.  If only it had something resembling a plot.


The style is excellent.  The author's ability to shift between perspectives and really capture the POV character is truly deft and a good portion of the fun of the story.


There is very little in terms of a sense of narrative arc, here.  We get a brief section with an actual plot when the rat tribe turns up, but it ends too soon.  There are hints of a plot to come, but the pace is slow.  Nevertheless, the narrative is still charming.


The author has an excellent grasp of language, shifting their use of grammar, vocabulary and tone to express the different POV characters.


Who is the protagonist?  Jin Rou?  Or Bi Dr?  The fact that it isn't entirely clear is part of the story's charm.  Bi De has a more interesting character arc so far, but the ensemble cast has enormous potential and great appeal.


A delightful way to spend some time, but a little short on actual drama.

There is occasionally a faint whiff of Western chauvinism which, I'm certain, isn't the intent of the author who is clearly knowledgeable about both China and the WuXia genre and shows great affection for them both.  But overall I think this is more than compensated for by the overall tone of gentleness and peace the story embraces.

Nole Moody

Fantastic story - had no idea what to expect when I first started reading, I dipped in because of the bizarre title and the fact it seemed fairly popular ...

It's a unique twist on the usual tales and really cleverly done, it sucks you in and engages you with interesting characters and sensible emotional storylines.

So far its been a really natural progression and thoroughly enjoyable - definitely recommended :D


It is hard to express how much fun this story is. The main character sees that the xianxia life doesn't lead to happiness so decides to take a different path. But in amongst the good characters and hilarious situations is some seriously exceptional writing.  Some chapters has actually caused me to audibly say whoa.