Chicken Kiev

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The Chicken Kiev is a community-created cosmetic item for the Heavy. It replaces the Heavy's head with that of a team-colored Red Army Robin. The head comes with fully-enabled facial flexing for voice commands, and equipping it enables additional voice lines.

This item can only be worn around Halloween or during a Full Moon; at other times of the year, it does not appear in gameplay, unless the server has Halloween mode enabled. However, it can be equipped at any time and can still be viewed on the loadout screen even when it is not visible during games.

The Chicken Kiev was contributed to the Steam Workshop under the name "Heavy Pecker."

Update history

October 29, 2013 Patch (Scream Fortress 2013)

  • The Chicken Kiev was added to the game.

October 30, 2013 Patch

October 25, 2018 Patch

  • [Undocumented] Updated the equip_region for the Chicken Kiev.


  • Although the Chicken Kiev cannot be painted, painted version exists due to a schema update that resulted in The Chicken Kiev being marked as paintable for a short period of time.


  • Chicken Kiev is an Eastern European dish of boneless chicken breast pounded and rolled around cold garlic butter with herbs, then breaded and either fried or baked, similar to Chicken Cordon Bleu.


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