The Zerg Hatchery is the focal point of every starting Zerg colony. It performs three vital functions that no colony can survive without: producing the Creep, which all Zerg structures require in order to be built, giving birth to Larvae that can mutate into the various Zerg breeds and digesting Minerals and Vespene gas to change into a nutrient form that Zerg can use to feed their mutations. In addition, the Hatchery, (except for the Extractor) is one of the only structures that can be built without pre-existing Creep and is therefore essential for any expansion attempt. It can mutate the Burrow upgrade.

The Hatchery can mutate into a Lair, and later into a Hive

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