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Within Stardew Valley, there are so many cute animals that you can add to your farming setup. Most players will begin their livestock journey with a few chickens or maybe a solitary cow. However, before you know it, you’ll have a fleet of hens and cattle who are producing fresh produce by the literal bucket load.
Then before long, you start to add less common farm animals to your ranks. You may get your hands on some Goats, Sheep, Pigs, or rabbits, to name a few. Or if you want to be a very outlandish farmer, perhaps an ostrich or some dinosaurs. Yes, that’s right, dinosaurs.
All of these animals offer unique items that will help you in your quest to restore Pelican Town to its former glory and become the most profitable farmer of all time. You might get some milk, some eggs, some wool, you might dig up some truffles, or if you happen to invest in some ducks, you may get your hands on a relatively rare item, the Duck Feather.
Now, you may be wondering what Duck Feathers are, how to get them, or what their purpose is within Stardew Valley. Well, we are here to answer all of your queries.
In this guide, we will break down all you need to know about Duck Feathers so that you know how to use them effectively and perhaps help you decide if cute little ducks are a good choice for your coop. So without further ado, here is our Stardew Valley Duck Feather Guide.
What is a Duck Feather?
A Duck Feather is a by-product of having a duck on your farm and in your coop. Primarily, the player will make a profit from Ducks by collecting their eggs each day. The eggs are worth a little more than chicken eggs and also can be processed to make Duck Mayonnaise which, again, is a better, more profitable product.
However, the player will also have a small chance each day of finding a Duck Feather in their coop as part of their daily offerings. Here are the max stats for the Duck Feather in Stardew Valley based on if the player has the Rancher profession for a 20% buff:
Standard Quality: 300g
Silver Quality: 374g
Gold Quality: 450g
Iridium Quality: 600g
This item is a green feather that can only be obtained from your mallard pals if you have sufficient friendship with these animals.
Plus, it is also dictated by a general luck stat and the animal’s mood on the day, so don’t expect any feathers if you had your animals go hungry the day before. It is also worth noting that the player’s traditional luck stat doesn’t affect this spawn rate; it’s just a standard RNG outcome.
How Do You Get A Duck Feather?
The Duck Feather can be obtained through a handful of methods. Here they are listed below:
As we mentioned above, if you fill your coop with some quack-tacular friends, and you raise their friendship with you nice and high, you’ll eventually get your hands on a Duck Feather when you collect your animal products at the start of the farming day.
Aside from the obvious method above, you can also purchase this item from the Travelling Merchant. This item will turn up around 1-2% of the time and will be priced at roughly 750-1,200g.
Although, if you want to guarantee that you will be able to buy one of these in the first year if you select the one-year community Centre guarantee option before you begin the game, the chances are that this rare item will pop up at least once.
A Martial Gift
Then lastly, the player will also be able to get their hands on Duck Feathers quite regularly if you happen to romance and marry Emily, the spiritual, blue-haired resident of Pelican Town. At the beginning of every day, Emily will potentially offer you a gift from a range of items, one of which is a Duck Feather. Just in case you were wondering, the others are Wool, Cloth, Refined Quartz, and Bean Hotpot.
What Are the Best Uses for Duck Feathers?
In Stardew Valley, every item serves a purpose, even the trash that you can fish out of the pond on your farm. However, if you don’t know how to use each item effectively, you might not get the most out of each, and the same goes for Duck Feathers. Here is a rundown of the best ways to use Duck Feathers in Stardew Valley:
Firstly, we have the act of selling these feathers for a quick cash injection. While these items are a little too rare to make a constant profit from, they do pop up now and again, and if you get an iridium quality feather, you’ll receive 600g, which is not something to be sniffed at.
We would argue that this is the best way to use the Duck Feathers you gather. While most of the folks in town find this to be a neutral item, there are some that are rather fond of these colorful little feathers. Harvey likes this item, making it a decent gift to give him.
However, if you want to make the most of this potential gift, you’ll want to give Duck Feathers to Elliot or the resident of Ginger Island, Leo. Oh, and be sure not to give this to Penny; she isn’t a fan.
Onto the Community Center, and more specifically, the Dye bundle on the bulletin board. The player will be required to get their hands on at least one Duck Feather if they want to complete this aspect of the Community Centre. The other items are Aquamarine, Sunflower, Red Mushroom, Sea Urchin, and Red Cabbage.
Then lastly, you have the option to use the Duck Feather to make a snazzy new item of clothing. If you place this item in the sewing machine, you will be able to make a Lime Green Striped Shirt.
What Other Animals Have Secondary Item Drops?
While most animals you purchase for your farm will only produce one product, like chicken and eggs or cows and milk, for example, some animals, like Ducks, produce two different items. We won’t pretend that there is a wealth of those animals to choose from, though, as there is only one other animal like this.
Rabbits also produce two animal products. They produce wool as a primary product, and then they also produce a Rabbits Foot. This is a great item that has a unique ability to up your luck stat and can also save your hide if you decide to live dangerously and date all the eligible bachelors or Bachelorettes at the same time. So be sure to grab one of these too.
Birds of a Feather
As you can see from the information above, the Duck Feather is a rare and interesting item that has a lot of benefits to the player, so long as they know how to use this animal product best. These feathers can make super gifts, can help you complete your bundles, and also, it can be sold off a tidy profit.
So if you want to get your hands on some Duck Feathers of your own, you better get quacking, get it? I quack myself up. We hope this guide serves you well and as always, thank you for reading SdewHQ.
Stardew Valley Duck Feather Guide: FAQs
Question: What is the Best Animal to Keep on the Farm?
Answer: The simple answer is that you should have a wide variety of animals on the farm because you will need all items they produce at some point if you want to succeed. However, if we were going to play favorites just this one time, we would have to give it to the pigs. These guys are able to dig up Truffles which can be converted into Truffle Oil and then sold for a huge profit. Plus, those big snout boys and girls are super cute.
Question: What Do You Need To Buy A Duck?
Answer: If you want to buy a duck for your farm, you will need to do two things. Firstly, you will need to save up enough money to build a Big Coop. That will cost the player 10,000g, and they will also need to gather 450 wood and 150 stone. Then once you have a Big Coop installed on your farm, you will need to head to Marnie’s and purchase a duck; this will cost the player 1,200g per duck. However, as any Stardew Player will know. The biggest challenge will be picking a decent name for your duck.
Question: Can You Sell Your Ducks?
Answer: Yes, you can, but we wouldn’t recommend it unless you are clearing space for a different type of animal that you need more. If you interact with the duck in question after you have already petted them, then you will be able to sell them if you wish. If you have a max relationship with your duck, you can make a profit on your original investment, as they can be sold for 1,565g. However, we once again need to reiterate, don’t sell your duck unless absolutely necessary.
Question: Where Can I Play Stardew Valley?
Answer: If you are a gamer looking for a new farming adventure, you can play Stardew Valley on the PS4, Xbox One, PC, PSP, IOS, Android, and as of very recently, this game is also included on the roster for Xbox Game Pass.