Building structures and gathering animals in Stardew Valley can be an expensive and taxing venture. Not everyone wants to raise animals but for those who do, there are some helpful starter guides available to help beginners setup some of the necessary farming structures to raise animals, including a coop for chickens.
YouTuber Biffa has a short guide on what you need to gather and what you need in your inventory in order to have a chicken coop built on your farm. There’s a 20 minute video below showing some useful information on rearranging the farm and how and where you might consider putting the chicken coop down. You can check it out below.
If you want to build a chicken coop you will first need to acquire 100 stone, 300 wood and you will need $4,000 gold. You will need to head to Robin in town to have her construct a coop. You will need to make sure that you create enough space to have room for the coop.
You can fence in the coop to let the chickens out to have them to feed on grass. Just make sure you build a fence large enough if want your chickens to have room to roam.
There’s a second video from YouTuber AdamBomb who explains and showcases how to fill up your chicken coop after it’s finished being built by Robin.
You will need to head to Marnie’s house and purchase livestock. Each chicken will cost you 800 gold. If you have enough money you can buy a handful of chickens for the coop. You can name the chickens, too.
You will need to purchase hay to feed the chickens and they will lay down eggs each day, which you can eat or sell. In order to feed the chickens you will need to build a silo in order to feed the chickens.
In order to build the silo you will need 100 gold, 100 stone, 10 clay and 5 copper bars. You will need nine free spaces to build the silo. Robin will build the silo for you just like with the chicken coop.
Once Robin finishes building the silo you can keep it filled with hay and grass by gathering the material and going up to the silo and placing it inside. You can see how to fill up the silo to use it to feed the animals with the video below from YouTuber Carlos Huang.
This should help with keeping the animals fed and helping the chickens grow so that they can produce eggs on a regular basis.
After keeping the chickens fed and the silo full of hay, the chickens can grow nice and big.
Stardew Valley is available right now for PC over on Steam for $14.99. According to PC Gamer more than 425,000 people have already purchased a copy of the game, proving that some gamers have really been in the mood for a Harvest Moon style clone.