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Animal's are a good source of money. You will need to feed them regularly and give them a lot of attention to get the best out of them.
Chickens are the cheapest animals in the game. At the start of the game, you only have room for four, plus an incubator box. If you have Gotz upgrade your coop, you may now have up to eight chickens, plus two incubator boxes.
It takes three days for an egg placed in an incubator to become a chick, and it takes one week for the chick to grow into a chicken that will produce an egg daily.
Hapiness Chickens' happiness and health can bee seen in the earnings page. If the chicken is "unhappy" then it will give a "..." when you pick it up and set it back down. Unhappiness can be caused by not feeding it the day before. If the chicken is fed properly after that, it should get better. Sometimes they don't get better and become sick with a skull and crossbones over their head when you put them down. The way to get them healthy is to buy Animal Medicine from either Lillia or Barley for 1000g and give it to the sick chicken. If the chicken remains sick without any animal medicine, after a few days it will die.
Food Chickens need to be fed every day in order to remain healthy. Chicken feed can be bought from Lillia for 10g each, or you can use corn as feed - one piece of corn produces 30 chicken feed. You take the ear of corn and put it into the mill next to the chicken coop, and it will be converted to the feed. If you leave chickens outside, however, they will find food themselves. You don't even need to have any fully grown grass for them to eat as you would cows and sheep. It is best to keep them in some kind of pen for two reasons. For one, they won't scatter very far and you won't have to go egg hunting all over your farm in the mornings. The second reason is that a wild dog occasionally comes to your farm after 8pm and scares your chickens. The dog cannot get to them if you have a pen made out of either branches or stones.
But be careful when leaving chickens outside! They do not like rain! Chickens will become "unhappy" if they're left out in the rain after 7am - so that means you only have one hour to bring them inside the coop. Personally, I have my chicken pen in the bottom left corner, and I can barely get three chickens inside before 7. When you know it's going to rain the next day, I would suggest taking them in that day or leaving a few of them out to bring in in the morning. Just don't forget to feed the ones that you take back inside.
Eggs Chickens will produce an egg every day; it's quality depends on it's number of hearts. 0-3 hearts give a Regular Egg, 4-7 hearts give a Good Egg, and 8-10 hearts give a High Quality Egg. If your chicken wins in the Chicken Festival, it will produce a Golden Egg. If your chicken produces a Golden Egg and has spent more than 600 hours outside, then it will produce a P egg. If your chicken is producing a P egg, it has a 1 in 255 chance to lay an X egg. After you upgrade the chicken coop, you can buy a Mayonnaise Maker from Saibarra for 20,000g plus an adamantite, and it will take him 5 days to finish it. Once you have it, you can convert your eggs to higher profiting mayonnaise.
You can also take any egg and throw it into the hot spring from the top to get a Spa Boiled Egg that sells for more than the Regular and Good Quality Eggs.
Chicken Festival It is held on Summer 7. If your chicken wins, it can produce Golden, P, or X eggs. The more hearts it has, the higher the chance of winning is.
Regular Quality Egg: 50g
Good Quality Egg: 60g
High Quality Egg: 80g
Golden Egg: 100g
P Egg: 180g
X Egg: 350g
Spa Boiled Egg: 80g
The average lifespan for chickens is 3 or 4 years.
Cows are the most expensive animals in the game. You can raise up to 8 cows or sheep and have 1 cow/sheep pregnant at a time. If you buy the barn upgrade then you can have up to 16 cows or sheep and have 2 pregnant at a time. Babies cannot give milk but adults will give milk daily.
Happiness Your cow's love meter is displayed in the earnings page. To make it get higher don't let the cow get ill or upset. When they're upset they will have "..." above their head instead of a heart. When they're ill they will have a skull and crossbones above their head. If this happens you will have to buy medicine for 1000G. If your sheep get a little cranky just brush them and take extremely good care of them and they'll become happy again. If you leave them ill for too long they'll die and you'll see a cutscene at the cemetary.
Food On nice days you can keep your cows outside. They eat around 2-3 squares of grass a day so make sure you have enough. You can round up your sheep at the end of the day with the bell. Feeding them when they're not outside is easy. Just put some fodder in their feeding box.
Milk Your cow will give you milk every day. The more your cows like you, the better quality milk they'll produce. For S milk you need 0-3 hearts. For M milk you need 4-7 hearts. For L milk you need 8-10 hearts. For Gold Milk you'll need to win the Cow Festival. For P Milk you'll need to have won the Cow Festival AND the cow must have spent 600+ hours outside. You can get X Milk from a P Milk cow. After you have the barn upgrade you can buy a Cheese Maker for 20000G.
Cow Festival On Summer 20 is the Cow Festival. If your cow has a really full heart meter than you have a great chance of winning. After your cow wins it will begin to produce Golden or P milk.
S Milk: 100G
M Milk: 150G
L Milk: 200G
Gold Milk: 300G
P Milk: 500G
X Milk: 800G
S Cheese: 300G
M Cheese: 400G
L Cheese: 500G
G Cheese: 600G
P Cheese: 750G
X Cheese: 1500G
Cows die at an age older than 8. Keep that in mind!
You start off with your dog but he's only a puppy. To call your dog press 'L' and he should come to you. It's easy to increase his heart meter as well - just pick it up and put it back down again. Eventually the puppy will grow into an adult. You can do many more things with it then. You can even buy it a ball or frisbee from Won. Sometimes wild dogs will attack your farm! Don't worry, your dog will be there and chase them off. If your dog happens to be absent at the time however, you can attack the strays with your axe or sickle.
Games Like what was said before, you can buy the ball from Won. It costs 100G. Pick it up using the 'A' button and throw it for your dog. He should end up bringing it back to you. Another thing you can buy from Won is the frisbee. It costs 5000G. To play frizbee with your dog go to Mineral Beach on a nice day in Spring, Summer, or Fall. If it's between 8AM - 4PM you can play frisbee with your dog! There's a bar that determines how far you've thrown the frisbee. Try and get the arrows in the green bar. The more you practice, the bigger the green bar becomes. If your dog can catch it at over 30 feet then he'll dig you up items sometimes. After you play for a while the dog will get bored. You'll then have to wait until the next day to play again.
Frisbee Competition On Summer 1 you can enter your dog into the Frisbee Competition at Mineral Beach. You compete against other owners and dogs to see how far your dog can catch the frisbee. You get two throws, and the better throw is the one that counts. If you manage to defeat everyone else then you will win a Powerberry.
Sometime during the first Spring Barley will come to your house and give you a foal. Talk to the foal every day and brush him. Also make sure to bring him inside when the weather is bad! Sometime during late Fall or Winter your horse will become an adult. You can now ride him around the farm! You can't talk to him anymore but you can still brush him. You can also use your horse as a shipping bin, but he might eat the produce. During the second year Barley will return to see how the horse is doing. If your horse doesn't like you, Barley will take him away and bring you another horse later. If the horse likes you Barley will let you keep it.
Horse Race The horse race occurs during the Spring and Fall. You might not be able to race in the first year because your horse might still be a foal. When you're racing you'll see a green bubble with a heart in it. This turns red or orange depending on how much stamina you use. To make your horse go faster press 'A'. When you do this some stamina will go away. When your stamina goes to red it means that it's all gone and you can't go any faster. Use your stamina wisely! Prize for winning the race is a Powerberry.
Sheep are the second most expensive animal in the game. You can buy them at Yodel Ranch. You can raise up to 8 sheep and have 1 sheep pregnant at a time. If you buy the barn upgrade then you can have up to 16 sheep and have 2 pregnant at a time. Babies cannot give wool but adults will give wool every 7 days after you shear them.
Happiness Your sheep's love meter is displayed in the earnings page. To make it get higher don't let the sheep get ill or upset. When they're upset they will have "..." above their head instead of a heart. When they're ill they will have a skull and crossbones above their head. If this happens you will have to buy medicine for 1000G. If your sheep get a little cranky just brush them and take extremely good care of them and they'll become happy again. If you leave them ill for too long they'll die and you'll see a cutscene at the cemetary.
Food On nice days you can keep your sheep outside. They eat around 2-3 squares of grass a day so make sure you have enough. You can round up your sheep at the end of the day with the bell. Feeding them when they're not outside is easy. Just put some fodder in their feeding box.
Wool The more your sheep like you, the better quality wool they'll produce. Small wool is 0-3 hearts. Medium wool is 4-7 hearts. Large wool is 8-10 hearts. G wool is what you get when you win the Sheep Festival. P wool is what you can get if your sheep has one the Sheep Festival AND has spent 600+ hours outside. X wool is something you can get from a P wool sheep. After you get the barn upgrade you can get a yarn maker for 20000G. It is well worth the money!
On the 21 of Fall is the Sheep Festival. If you sheep wins it will produce G wool. Make sure that your sheep actually has its wool or else it can't participate!
S Wool: 100G
M Wool: 400G
L Wool: 500G
G Wool: 600G
P Wool: 1000G
X Wool: 2000G
S Yarn: 300G
M Yarn: 700G
L Yarn: 800G
G Yarn: 1000G
P Yarn: 1500G
X Yarn: 4000G
Sheep die at an age older than 8. Keep that in mind!