Start point: Veronica, at the Draynor Manor gates.

Members only: No

Official difficulty: Novice

Length: Short (5 - 12 mins)

Requirements: Be able to run away from or fight a level 22 skeleton.

Items required: Spade (found inside manor)

Enemies to defeat: None required


Quest StartEdit

Talk to Veronica standing just outside the courtyard of the Draynor Manor. She wants you to find her fiancé, Ernest, who had gone to the manor an hour ago for help and has not come back yet.

Enter the manor and climb up the staircase and then the ladder to the west to reach the top floor. Talk to Professor Oddenstein, who will explain that Ernest was turned into a chicken, when he was helping on an experiment with his 'pouletmorph' machine. However, to change him back, the professor needs parts that were stolen and hidden by the poltergeists in the manor.

You need to help him find a pressure gauge, a rubber tube, and an oil can, in any order you wish.

Pressure GuageEdit

To get the pressure gauge, you will need some fish food and poison. The fish food is found on the 1st floor, in the room behind the staircase in a blue box (Beware the level 36 ghost). To get the poison, you need to go to the small north-western room on the ground floor.

Once you have obtained both items, use the poison with the fish food to create some poisoned fish food. Go outside the manor through the east door and look for the fountain on the south-west corner of the garden. Use the poisoned fish food on the fountain to kill the piranhas, then search the fountain to get the gauge.

Rubber TubeEdit

From the fountain, head north and look for a compost heap; use your spade to dig into it to obtain a grimy key. Return to inside the manor and go to the room behind the staircase.Edit

Unlock the door to the room and a Skeleton (level 22) will attack you if you get near it. Take the rubber tube and leave the room. You do not need to kill the Skeleton.

Oil CanEdit

Go to the western-most room on the ground floor. Search the candle sconce hanging on the wall to gain access to a secret room. Look for a ladder that leads downwards, and climb down into the basement. There will be doors and levers around you. Follow the steps given below to obtain the oil can.Edit


  • Players can reset the levers by home teleporting and going back.
  • It is not possible to use telekinetic grab to pick up the oil can.

Lever OrderEdit

All levers start in the "up" position.

  1. Pull levers A, B up
  2. Enter Door 1
  3. Pull lever D up
  4. Enter Doors 2 & 3
  5. Pull levers A, B down
  6. Enter Doors 3, 4 & 5
  7. Pull levers E, F up
  8. Enter Doors 6 & 7
  9. Pull lever C up
  10. Enter Doors 7 & 6
  11. Pull lever E down
  12. Enter Doors 6, 8 & 3

Enter the door leading to the oil can, and take it. Go back up the stairs to Professor Oddenstien and turn in the parts. After he fixes the machine, Ernest will turn back into a human. Quest complete!

Rewards: ?00 gp, ? Quest Points.

Source: Ernest the Chicken - The Runescape Wiki (with many edits)