|First Appearance||Chicken Shed|
|Final Appearance||Walled Garden (second visit)|
|Chapter(s)||2, 3 & 5|
|Damage||-4pts (by charging)|
-2pts (by biting)
|No. of Hits Before Knock-Down||1|
Vampire Chickens appear as hens with green eyes, red feathers and two fangs sticking out of their upper beak.
Vampire Chickens start out as normal brown chickens that remain non-hostile and nonreactive towards Cooper while engaging in normal behavioural activities such as walk around and eating grain off the floor. But when provoked, they transform into Vampire Chickens. They do this by first feeling sad at the fact that they can't fly and then concealing themselves in a large, self-made egg, and after a few seconds, the egg breaks and out comes a Vampire chicken. Vampire Chickens show a more enthusiastic mood than their previous forms as they gladly cheer with their wings out before initiating in combat as well as doing back flips along with their harsh sounding voices topping off their cheerfully sadistic nature, while still retaining some traces of their primitive nature by pecking the floor when not in combat.
Vampire Chickens have two types of attack. The first attacks allows the chicken to become airborne and while in the air, project itself towards Cooper, decreasing 4 Heart Points if it hits him. This attack is only used in the Vampire Chickens first appearance in the Chicken Shed, however they can still use this against other ghoulies under the influence of Traitor Fever!
The second attack has the chicken hopping on top of Cooper's head and biting him. This attack is similar to the Imps ability to jump on Cooper's head, except Vampire Chickens immediately jump off after biting him while Imps continue to stay and bite unless he shakes it off.
Being vampires, these ghoulies need Ol' Edna to be defeated and it only takes one shot even though they have 20 Heart Points because O' Edna can do 20 points worth of damage to any vampire while only doing 5 Heart Points to normal ghoulies.
Vampire Chickens have their own theme music that is played three times in the game during challenges. First in the chicken shed, second in the first visit to the Greenhouse and third in the second visit to the Woodshed.
- Vampire Chickens sound and look a lot like Kazooie from Banjo-Kazooie.
- They also bear a close resemblance to Heggy from Banjo-Tooie.
- When a brown chicken dies, it melts into a green inprint in the ground (that most ghouly breeds do), suggesting they aren't normal animals but created by Dr. Krackpot to become vampire chickens or hatch special eggs.
|Imps||Imp • Fire Imp • Ninja Imp • Flying Imp|
|Haunted Objects||Haunted Chair • Haunted Television • Haunted Door • Haunted Coat • Haunted Painting|
|Mummies||Ancient Mummy • Cursed Mummy|
|Zombies||Zombie • Zombie Pirate|
|Vampires||Vampire Chicken • Vampire|
|Skeletons||Skeleton • The Reaper • Mr. Ribs|
|Critters||Spider • Worm|
|Humanoids||Ghouly Amber • Medusa • Hunchback • Jessie and Clyde • Warlock|