27A COCKATRICE DEN. This cave smells of rank carrion and is the home to a cockatrice with an unusually large head and small brain, which rests on a nest in the northern part of the cave.
Big Head Cockatrice (AC 6; MV 6”/18; HD 5; hp 24; #AT 1 beak; D 1-6; SA Touch turns to stone; XP 435)
If aroused, the cockatrice will lumber forward dragging its huge head along. Because its head is so large and unwieldy, it's beak attack is at -2 on to hit rolls. Its nest holds three large eggs. The eggs are viable and if kept warm will hatch a basilisk, a cockatrice, and a giant chicken, respectively. The giant chicken will have the stats of an axe beak upon reaching maturity in 10 months and will be as loyal as a trained dog.