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is chocked full of activities, items, interesting characters, locations, and most importantly, it has tonnes of ways to make money through the art of . You can go as far off the beaten track as you like within this indie title, but when push comes to shove, you will struggle to get the most out of the experience and succeed unless you become accustomed to the aspects of this .
That means you’ll need to be willing to source and produce the best be capable of building helpful artisan equipment and machines to enhance your items from raw ingredients into finished products.
Plus, the must be willing to get their hands dirty by chopping down trees, smashing rocks, digging for clay, and generally working hard at their craft. However, in this article specifically, we want to focus on the animals in , and more specifically, the .
Chickens in the is, again, the cheaper option when considered against the Barn. are cute little pixellated versions of the real-world , capable of producing eggs, which in turn can be used to make recipes, can be used to create mayonnaise, and much more. These animals tend to be the first that new players to the series add to their setup, as they are the least expensive animals on offer, and
So it is only right to get to know chickens in intimately, understand what makes them tick, how to care for them, and how to make the most profit from each you keep on the .
You may be wondering how to do all of the above, and the good news is, you are in the right place. So without further delay, here is our comprehensive !
What Are Chickens In?
- Cost: 800G
- Produces: Brown , White , Large Brown , Large White
- Lives in: , ,
Chickens in These are animals that produce white or brown eggs, depending on the type of . that you purchase. are the animals that players will probably opt to add to their first due to their low cost and the fact that they are easy to care for and provide several attainable benefits in the early
They take a few in- days to mature into full-grown chickens, and after this, they will require full attention and care and also will begin to produce eggs. These animals can only be housed in a .
Why Get Chickens In?
There are more reasons than you might think to buy a in . The obvious answers like ‘they lay eggs’ or ‘they are super cute’ spring to mind, but we assure you, these animals will remain profitable and beneficial until deep into the . Here is a rundown of some key reasons why you should get your hands on some chickens:
While we would love to say that we would keep chickens around the even if they weren’t a source of revenue, we aren’t too sure many farmers would be keen on that plan. Thankfully, chickens in offer a steady source of income that only grows with time, especially if you add machines to help.
Players will be able to build their relationship with their chickens and be able to produce iridium quality eggs that sell for 190G a pop, which is a decent return. Alternatively, players will be able to pop these eggs into a mayonnaise machine and create mayo that sells for 532G if at maximum quality. So, chickens can be great little moneymakers.
If you aren’t taking the disgusting and despicable Joja Mart route, you will need to have access to certain products to complete the pantry bundle in the Community Center.
In this bundle, you will need an assortment of large and small brown and white eggs, and while not all of these items need to be from a , at least some of them do. So if you don’t have any chickens on the , this will act as a steep hurdle preventing you from fixing up the Community Center, and no one wants that.
Now, we aren’t suggesting that you head around town and hand out chickens to everyone. I mean, if that was an option, we would endorse this behavior, but alas, it is not. So we instead advise players to gift mayonnaise to the people of .
It seems like a strange gift, we know, but it turns out that Mayonaise is a gift that is liked pretty much across the board and can be accumulated in great quantities without too much hassle. Caroline, Jas, Sam, Sebastian, and Vincent are the only people that won’t appreciate this, so avoid them on your mayo gift runs, and you should be fine.
We may be jumping the gun a little here, but there are rare types of chickens out there, and the late-the will need to have access to a if they want an easy run through this quest. features a quest where
Sure, you could go down to the sewers and buy one from Krobus, but this is expensive and assumes that you have access to the sewer, so just in case you don’t, you’ll need to get avoid somehow. If you are lucky, maybe a witch will pay you a visit in the night.
Then lastly, there are a lot of recipes that require eggs to cook. As eggs are a raw ingredient for a lot of meals, it can be handy to have a steady supply of them on hand. So with a of chickens at your front door, you can keep the fridge stocked and cook up some delicious meals.
How to Get Chickens in?
Before You Buy!
Before you buy chickens in , there are some small considerations that you should take into account as this will make your life easier in the long term. Check them out below:
Build A Silo
This is an absolute must if you wish to keep chickens. In the early the simply cannot afford to buy hay from at 50G a pop, it’s not viable, and you would be bankrupt with about three weeks of to show for it. ,
However, this doesn’t mean that chickens are out of the question. You may have noticed that your starting silo that Robin can build on your , you can cut this with a scythe and store hay in this silo up to 250 pieces, and best of all, it’s completely free. is covered in tall . Well, with the aid of a
To build a silo, you will need:
- 10 Clay
- 5 Copper Bars
- 100 Stone
The best way to get these resources is to hit the mines as soon as you can, accumulate lots of copper ore, build a furnace, and then smelt the needed copper bars. Then as for Clay, you can wander around your with your hoe striking the ground, and before you know it, you’ll have ten clay in your inventory, and also be sure to always hoe any tiles with worms sticking out as this usually means clay or artifacts.
Make Room For Your
A small consideration but one that will save minor frustration. When building your , you need to clear a space on your farmland to accommodate it. If you don’t and still have lots of debris lying around, then Robin won’t be able to build until you make space. So do this before you head up to Robin’s house.
Craft Some Mayo Machines
We would also suggest making some mayo machines too. It’s not essential, and we wouldn’t say don’t buy chickens if you don’t have access to mayonnaise machines, but we will say that having them will allow for bigger profits straight away and give you access to the gifting strategy we mentioned above, right from the get-go.
To craft mayonnaise machines, you will need:
- 15 wood
- 15 Stone
- 1 Copper Bar
- 1 Earth Crystal
To get your hands on the copper bar, do as we said for obtaining the same resources for the Silo. As for the Earth Crystal, all you have to do is hunt for this on the first 20 levels of the Mines. These will be found on the floor of the mines from time to time, or they can be obtained through opening geodes.
How to Care For Chickens In
When it comes to caring for chickens, it isn’t all that different from any of the other animals in . However, as this will probably be the first of all the animals in the that you purchase, it makes good sense to run through care and what are the best practices, so here they are below:
The most important part of care within is keeping your feed, which means making sure that their feeding trays are stocked with hay each day. Players can stock up on hay by building a silo and cutting long with a scythe.
Or they can head over to Marnie’s Ranch (when she bothers to run it) and buy some hay there. Players will need to manually their animals unless you have access to a or Barn, in which case an auto feeder will do the work for you so long as there is available.
Also, it is worth noting that players can use starters and let animals out of their coops, and the animals will themselves. This can be a decent time saver if you are trying to be efficient. Just so you are aware, if you do not your animals, they will become unhappy, and they will stop producing products for a while, so it is in your best interest to take good care of your chickens.
Another vital aspect of the wants to build a strong relationship with their animals, keep their animals happy, and in turn, ensure that the produces the best quality products possible, then they will have to pet their animals daily. care is offering love and attention. If
To do this, simply press the action button when near the , and a little heart should pop up above their head unless they are grumpy because you didn’t them. In this case, you will see a little black squiggle.
Letting your Outside
Then lastly, as we touched on above, the can let their chickens out of their . This, as we mentioned, is a time-saving mechanic, but also, this can have a positive effect on the ‘s mood and, therefore, your relationship with the , so be sure to let them see the sun every once in a while. However, never close the door and leave chickens outside, as this will severely decrease your ‘s overall mood.
What Types of Chickens Are There?
the . However, no other other than the comes in multiple varieties. Every other has a standard type, but chickens come in five different varieties. Wondering what they are? Well, wonder no more, as they are listed below: offers a wide variety of potential animals for
The White the can buy for 800G from Marnie’s Ranch. The will be able to tell if they are about to produce a white based on the text on the screen before they select the they want to place the in. This specifically produces White Eggs and Large White Eggs. is one of the two standard variants that
The the will need both types of eggs for the Pantry Community Center bundle. is essentially the same as the above entry but differs because this produces Brown Eggs and Large Brown Eggs. These are only different in terms of aesthetics as each has the same qualities and value. However,
A is a very strange but wonderful creature. Just picture a born in the fiery pits of hell, and you won’t be too far off.
This is jet black with red accents and produces a type of known as a . These are much more valuable than the standard types, and therefore, Void Chickens are very desirable. However, there are only two ways to get them.
One is via an end-of-day cut scene where a witch will swoop in and cast a spell on your , changing one of your chickens into a creature of the void. Then if waiting around for luck to strike isn’t your style, you can head down to the Sewers and buy a from Krobus at a premium and then incubate the .
Golden Chickens are perhaps the most elusive of all the chickens on offer here because unless the achieves perfection in Mr. Qi’s Walnut Room, Golden Eggs will never be made available to the .
A can be acquired when this criterion is met by purchasing them for 100 QI Gems or by fishing them up in a treasure chest, although this only happens 0.014% percent of the time, so don’t bank on that. Golden Chickens can also be purchased from Marnie, but this will set you back a whopping 100,000G each.
These chickens produce Golden Eggs that sell for a maximum of 1,200, which is 6x the price of a standard , so if you are a farmer exclusively, it doesn’t get more lucrative than a .
Then lastly, you have the adorable Blue Chickens. These cute little guys can only be obtained when you raise your heart level with Shane to at least eight hearts. These are no different other than aesthetically to Brown and White Chickens, but they are awesome looking, which is more than enough reason to raise a few on your .
These are obtained by heading to Marnie’s and purchasing a standard . When you do this, you will have a 25% chance of getting a .
Can You Sell Your Chickens?
Yes, you can sell your chickens, and if you build them up to a max relationship, you can make a small profit too. However, what we will say is that the selling of animals isn’t a viable business model in . Animals produce consistent items, which allow for much more money-making opportunities over time.
Plus, it takes an awful lot of time and effort to build an the , so unless you want to sell this to make room for a new , we would say hold onto it. up to a max relationship with
Question: What Other Animals Can You Keep in a Coop?
Answer: While Chickens will undoubtedly be your first Coop animal on your farm, there are quite a few others that you can add to your farming setup, each with its unique benefits and animal products to offer. Here is a quick rundown of each animal and what they can produce for you if you choose to raise them:
Ducks: Duck Egg, Duck feather
Rabbits: Rabbits Foot, Wool
Dinosaurs: Dinosaur Egg
Then if you opt to go for a barn instead, you can invest in a whole new batch of animals; here is a
rundown of these great creatures too:
• Cows: Milk, Large Milk
• Goats: Goats milk, Large goats milk
• Sheep: Wool
• Pigs: Truffles
• Ostriches: Ostrich Egg
Question: What Non-Farm Animals Can The Player Own?
Answer: While animals in Stardew Valley tend to be purchased to turn a profit, some animals serve different purposes but are no less important. Here is a rundown of all the non-farming animals you can own:
Cat/Dog: The player will be offered the chance to keep a pet cat or dog on their farm. This animal needs water and attention each day but doesn’t offer any monetary benefit to the player. However, if they reach a max relationship with the pet, this will light a fire on Grandpa’s shrine, so it is worthwhile to take this pet on. Plus, who doesn’t want a little dog or kitty running around?
Horse: Then, you also have the option of building a stable where the player can keep a horse. This is an animal that the player can ride on to get around much faster than normal, cutting down on travel time immensely.
Question: How Many Chickens Can You Keep In a Coop?
This depends on the type of coop that the player has. Initially, a standard coop will be able to house four chickens. Then if you upgrade to a Big Coop, the player will be able to put eight animals in this building. Then finally, the player can upgrade to a Deluxe coop and place up to twelve animals in this building. However, if the player wants to add more to their farm, they can build as many Coops as they like, space permitting.
An Eggcellent Investment!
As you can see from the information above, chickens in Stardew Valley are a near essential early game investment that is vital, not only for crafting a farming setup that focuses on animal products, but also for meeting long-term goals like completing the community center, for example.
Chickens may not be the most profitable animal on the roster, but without chickens, the player would be without a means of creating some vital items within the game, so it’s best to keep a few feathered fellas around the farm. We hope this guide serves you well, and we hope that your Chickens are happy and healthy. As always, thank you for reading SdewHQ!