Farming in Stardew Valley can be various — from growing crops to raising pigs. Every farm has its own advantages and disadvantages — it all depends on the type of your farm.Rare Animal Guide - Stardew Valley Gameplay HD
The main purpose of these farms is, of course, getting profit. You need a farm, which could be as profitable as possible. Well, you should know, that chicken farm is not the most profitable, but take a look at other advantages. First of all, chicken farm does not require much attention. You only need to open a chicken coop every morning, so that they could go out of the coop during the day and eat some grass.
Chickens lay eggs every day, so another job will be to collect these eggs. Moreover, a daily profit is guaranteed, which is active all year round. New players usually struggle to understand, how to start a chicken farm. That kind of farm is fairly easy to start and manage, once you know all of the basic steps. The very first step is to have a silo. A silo will provide hay, which must be used to feed your animals during winter or rainy days. It can store up to pieces of hay, which will last as long as you want.
If you built a silo already, all you need then is to make a few small steps. First of them is to clear some space. So, save some time and clear the space before going to order a coop. He will build it in the next three days after placing an order. A standard coop costs gold and requires pieces of wood and stone.
The coop can be later upgraded to big and deluxe levels. Big coop provides an incubator, where you can hatch eggs. Deluxe coop adds an autofeed system, so you do not even need to worry about feeding your animals every day. When you have your coop built, you need to buy a few chickens.
After that, just feed chickens and collect eggs daily. We already mentioned a silo. But have you thought what could happen if you start a chicken farm without a silo?
A silo will store hay, which can be gathered during relevant seasons. The result is, that the profit could barely cover the expenses for hay. Another tip is to let your chickens out as often as possible!
Stardew Valley: How to Feed Chickens
You should have a habit to open a chicken coop every morning and close it every evening. By doing that, chickens will be able to freely go out and eat grass. Well, eggs are not very different from each other. There are white and brown eggs from chickens, ducks eggs from ducks and dinosaur eggs, which can only be laid by a dinosaur. Eggs can be regular or large and the price differs depending on the size too.
Actually, there are many ways of using them. You can sell them, hatch chickens, use for making a mayonnaise or in a quest, where you have to bring an egg. Of course, there are a few recipes, where you need eggs to complete them:. Eggs, like all products, can have a different quality rating. The quality influences the price of an egg and the quality of a product, which requires eggs in its recipe.Home Discussions Workshop Market Broadcasts.
Change language. Install Steam. Store Page. Stardew Valley Store Page. Global Achievements. Aventador View Profile View Posts. Showing 1 - 9 of 9 comments. Chickens and animals in general gain more hearts from eating fresh grass outside than from eating hay. They'll go outside if it's not raining or winter and eat any grass you have.
Grass will grow back and it saves you from manually feeding the chickens hay. Also, the hay per grass ratio is lower than the fed chicken per grass ratio. So it's better to have them feed on grass directly instead of cutting it down to fill the silo. It also might make for happier chickens i.
Who lets the chickens out?? Cloo cloo cloo cloo clooo. Last edited by vernicom ; 7 Mar, pm. Mephistopheles View Profile View Posts. My cows were happier to be outside eating grass than being stuck inside eating hay. Virus View Profile View Posts. Can you leave them out overnight?
My cow disappeared. What happened? (SOLVED)
Originally posted by Virus :. Also, with chickens I found out, if they get out and bug off, they do come back at night fall.So I spent my day like any other, harvesting crops and interacting with my animals. I left their pens open as I would every day. And then the 'money' screen came up and I woke up. It seems like something bad happened last night. My barn's animal door was closed as well. Did anyone else experience this or does anyone have an answer? My advice is to make sure the animal doors are closed after the animals have entered their enclosures.
Whoa, we have wolves?? Aside from closing the doors at night, maybe the ferals are deterred by maintaining cleared land around your animal enclosures. It makes sense to keep the fences up, too. I'd hate to lose my baby dino.
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He never came back. When I tried to buy a new one it said my coop was full?! Same thing happened to me today. Giant piss off. Reply Preview.Home Discussions Workshop Market Broadcasts. Change language. Install Steam. Store Page. Stardew Valley Store Page. Global Achievements.
How do I get my chickens outside? They're happy and laying eggs. I tried pushing them out but they get stuck at the door entrance and won't go. I tried clicking around at the door to see if there was an "open" button or something.
I've left their fence gate open, and there's grass around the barn but they just never go out.
I just discovered watching a video that I can hatch eggs in the hatcher, so I am probably missing something that I don't see. How can I get them to pop outside and eat the grass there? And just walk around outside because they're cute!?
Showing 1 - 9 of 9 comments. Stitch View Profile View Posts. Mauri View Profile View Posts. From the outside on the right side of the door there's a hatch you open for them to get out. They don't come out during winter or rain. Last edited by Mauri ; 22 Mar, am. Kurzidan View Profile View Posts. There's a hatch outside, Ensure that there is not a gate directly in front of it, or other interactables, as this can make it harder for the game to associate your interaction with the hatch, They will not come out during "weather" and will be upset if you leave the hatch open during winter not sure if without or with heater.
Proteus View Profile View Posts. YOu catch them, put them into your pockets and then carry them outside :D Nope, as others said, the hatch next to the door has to be open. And it has to be not winter and not raining. Last edited by Proteus ; 22 Mar, am. Um oh my gosh nm I figured it out. There's a raising door to the right of the regular door. I just thought that was part of the coop design.
Or if I left the fence gate open too? Is that true? Because they've been inside all summer and still get mad at me, it seems to be if the fence is broken. Or did I just forget to feed them that day?
Last edited by Autumn Elf ; 22 Mar, am. Originally posted by Orionza :. Originally posted by Mauri :. Troll View Profile View Posts. For animals you only need to open the trapdoor outside on the building and have good weather. Also, I believe they only get out from the following day on if weather is good.Home Discussions Workshop Market Broadcasts.
Change language. Install Steam. Store Page. Stardew Valley Store Page. Global Achievements. Nethonink View Profile View Posts. Any idea how I can move the chicken to the outside? I can't find a way to pick them up and move them outside the coop.
Showing 1 - 5 of 5 comments. Hurodrik View Profile View Posts. There's a little door on the outside of the coop, to the right of the one you use to enter. Open the little door and the chickens will leave on their own. I didn't even realize there's a small door right beside the coop! Lol, I thought you move the chicken by yourself like in Harvest Moon. Thanks for the info :D. Originally posted by Nethonink :. I feel you, took me quite some time to notice the door too and figure it out. Chompman View Profile View Posts.
Make sure you place a fence around so they don't wander if you don't want them to with a gate to get inside and place grass starters inside the area as they prefer to eat that then hay. Makes it a lot easier to get hearts when you can find them during the day. Per page: 15 30 Date Posted: 8 Mar, am. Posts: 5. Discussions Rules and Guidelines.Chickens can be purchased from Marnie's Ranch for G, and stored in a coop.
You will select which coop to place them in, and then name them. When you get them, they will be baby chicks, not yet old enough to produce meat or eggs.
It takes about 5 days for them to mature into hens. Care: You can right click your chickens once a day to give affection, and again to check their status. Diet: Hay either purchased from Marnieor stored in your silo or fresh grass. Feeding: You can place 4 pieces of Hay in the coop to feed the chickens, pick up the hay from top left and place it in the feeding station to the right.
All Chickens produce eggs, and are worth the same except Void Chicken ; just the color varies. Sign In Don't have an account? Start a Wiki. Do you like this video? It effectively keeps them self-fed through sunny non-Winter days.
Every plot of grass or hay disappears after being eaten from twice. To breed chickens out of your eggs you need a level 2 coop - it isn't possible to breed eggs in a level 1 coop. Right click on a chicken every day to show affection this will make Marnie happier with you Chickens will not die if they are not fed, but become unhappy.
Their relationship with you will lower. Categories :.Home Discussions Workshop Market Broadcasts.
Chicken farming in Stardew Valley
Change language. Install Steam. Store Page. Stardew Valley Store Page. Global Achievements. I have an automatic feeding machine in my animal farm. If I let them outside whats the effect then? Can I just leave them inside so I do not need fences and feed them there? Or will this make them unhappy? The author of this topic has marked a post as the answer to their question. Click here to jump to that post. Originally posted by I Kinda Fail :. Showing 1 - 8 of 8 comments. The author of this thread has indicated that this post answers the original topic.
If you let them outside and they see grass, they'll eat that. They don't eat the hay inside until 2am because they prefer fresh grass. They'll be unhappier but will generally keep producing.
I'd still recommend at least petting them every now and then to keep their happiness up, though The happiness and mood both work together, I believe, to decide how much they produce. A happy cow in a good mood is almost guaranteed to produce large milk.
A happy cow that's been locked up for 3 weeks will still have a good chance of producing large milk. A cow that's been locked up with no human contact for 3 seasons is going to mostly just produce regular milk. From what I have seen you can let them go outside even without fences and they wont go far and are back in the barn by 8.
Stardustfire View Profile View Posts. Last edited by Stardustfire ; 8 Apr am. During the horrors of completing the Community Center, I had to start taking care of Animals. I actually enjoyed it, far better than regular Farming as far as I was concerned. I might have let the pigs out for the whole Truffle thing, but generally I only kept Cows, Chickens, Ducks. Those sorts of things. I fed them with Hay from the Silo and pet them every day, as well as Milking the Cows.
They got to five stars no problem and it was extremely low maintenance. My Advice, do not let the Animals leave the Buildings. Keep them there, pet them every day and do not risk them being left outside for some stupid wolf attack