You are currently viewing OSRS Ernest the Chicken Guide (Quick Quest Guide)
  • Post author:
  • Post category:Quests
  • Post comments:0 Comments
  • Post last modified:April 25, 2023

In this OSRS Ernest the Chicken Quest Guide, we’ll go through all the steps to complete the quest.

This guide is a part of our OSRS Optimal Quest Guide.

Ernest the Chicken story & info

Veronica is worried about her Fiancé who went into the Draynor Manor to ask for directions but hasn’t returned since. You tell her you will find him for her because you are a brave adventurer after all.

As it turns out, Ernest was turned into a chicken by accident while helping out Professor Oddenstein. Luckily, you are there to help turn him back. You’ll need a bunch of items to bring to Professor Oddenstein which are hidden inside the house.

Once you have all the items, Ernest will be turned back into a human and can safely return to Veronica.

Quest Requirements

skill requirements Skill Requirements

Must be able to take hits from a level 22 skeleton.

quest requirements Quest Requirements

There are no quest requirements.

item requirements Item Requirements

All items from this quest are obtained during the quest.



  • Teleport to Draynor Manor (amulet of glory)

OSRSGuide Recommendation:

Use the Quest Helper Plugin for Runelite.

The Quest Helper Plugin makes Questing TONS easier.

  • Helps keep track of the item requirements and whether you have them on you or not
  • Displays a quest guide in the sidebar
  • Highlights NPCs you need to talk to
  • Knows which dialogue you need to use during the quest
  • Shows the next location in the quest on your map

If you want to install it, you can install the Quest Helper directly from your Plugin Hub on Runelite.

install the quest helper plugin for runelite from the runelite plugin hub

Ernest the Chicken Guide

Quest Start

location osrsP2P: use a glory teleport to Draynor Village to get here quickly. OR use Draynor Manor teleport from the Arceuus Spellbook
F2P: use Lumbridge home teleport and walk towards Draynor Manor

Speak with Veronica outside of Draynor Manor to start the quest.

ernest the chicken quest start

Preparing Poisonous Fish Food

Enter the manor through the front door.

Pick up the poison from the Witch’s pantry.

poison location ernest the chicken

Then, go up the staircase and pick up the fish food from the room with the ghost.

fish food location ernest the chicken

Now use the fish food on the poison to make poisoned fish food.

Basement Puzzle

Go back downstairs and towards the dining room.

Here, search the bookcase. It’s actually a secret room. Here, go down the ladder.

enter the bookcase

You’ll find yourself in the basement. Where you will have to complete a puzzle. Don’t worry though, we’ve got the results!

ernest the chicken puzzle solution

Now follow these steps:

  1. Pull Lever A and Lever B and enter through door 1
  2. Pull Lever D and exit through door 1
  3. Pull Lever A and Lever B back up
  4. Enter door 3, then 4 then 5
  5. Pull Lever E and Lever F down
  6. Enter door 6 and then door 7
  7. Pull Lever C down
  8. Return through door 7 and then 6
  9. Pull Lever E back up
  10. Go through doors 6, then 8, then 3 and finally 9
  11. Pick up the oil can in the final room
how to get to the oil can ernest the chicken

Pretty simple, right?

Now go back upstairs and pull the lever to exit the secret room.

Make your way through the manor to the most eastern room.

spade location draynor manor

There’s a spade here, pick it up.

Now exit through to the garden.

Run around the house until you reach the compost heap. Search it to find a key. (You’ll use the spade)

find a key in the compost heap

From here, run south to the fountain.

poison the fish in the fountain with poisonous fish food

Add your Poisonous Fish Food to the fountain.

Now search the fountain. You’ll find a Pressure Gauge. (can only be found if the fish inside are dead)

Go back inside the Manor.

Grab the rubber tube from the room with the skeleton (the door is locked but you just found the key in the compost heap).

the rubber tube location requires the key from the compost heap

Now go upstairs and then take the spiral staircase to the top floor.

Here, speak with Professor Oddenstein. He will tell you all about Ernest, who has accidentally been turned into a chicken.

To help him, you’ll need to gather some items. Luckily, you’ve already done that!

Speak with him again to give him the items.

give the items to professor oddenstein to finish the quest

Ernest is human again and your quest is complete!

Quests Rewards

Congratulations. You’ve finished the Ernest the Chicken quest. The rewards are the following:

  • 4 Quest Points
  • 300 GP
  • Access to Killerwat Plane

Ernest the Chicken Quick Guide

For those of you who prefer videos, Slayermusiq has the best play-through of this quest.

More F2P Quest Guides:


Dean started playing Runescape in 2006 when he was just 10 years old and has been playing ever on and off ever since (you never quit OSRS, right?) In 2013 he switched to OSRS Servers and never looked back. Dean has spent over 20,000 hours in the game now and frequently revisits his favourite portion of OSRS; the early-to-mid game through new account builds. You can also find bite-sized runescape guides on Deans' YouTube channel

Leave a Reply