This mod is part of The Vanilla Experience.
A minimalistic configurable mod which allows chicken eggs on the ground to hatch just before they despawn. New spawns will be limited to 50 by default, in order to prevent infinite chicken spawns. Eggs despawn after 6000 ticks, 5 minutes.
eggWillHatchChance (default = 1.0, min 0, max 1.0): The chance an egg will hatch just before despawning if the entity limiter is not active.
onlyHatchIfLessChickensAroundThan (default = 50, min 0, max 1000): Prevents too many entities from hatching. A despawning egg will only hatch if there are less chickens than defined here in a radius of 32 blocks around.
newHatchlingIsBaby (default = true): If enabled, the newly hatched chicken is a small chick.