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You should now see a list of animals. Scroll through the list and as you see an animal that isn’t a dog or a cat, press enter to assign it to the pasture. If your pasture is inside you should not assign grazers such as cows, yaks, horses, or camels to your rocky pen as they will starve to death. Create another large 20×20 pasture outside for these creatures. Be ruthless; even if your dwarves are keeping pet lambs who adorably follow your dwarves around, assign them to your outside pasture or they will eventually starve to death underground. Animal fodder isn’t usually available deep underground, at least not until you breach the caverns and cave moss spreads. Don’t feel heartbroken; your dwarves much prefer living pets to dead ones (which, again, can result in unhappy thoughts and the whole skulls-on-poles thing).

With your chicken pasture established, it is time to build your nest boxes. Press b-N , which will allow you to select where to place your first nest box. The middle of the chicken pasture makes sense, so place your first nest box there and repeat the process until all remaining nest boxes are placed. When you resume the game the boxes will be installed and should the chickens feel in an egg-laying mood, they will be claimed by hens. As eggs have been forbidden from being kept in your food stockpile the eggs will sit there until they hatch. You can examine the contents of the nest boxes using t , if you wish.

Let’s get on with specifying a pasture zone and placing all of our chickens in it. We will then place the nest boxes in the middle of the pasture so that the hens can claim the boxes and lay eggs in them. It won’t be long until we have many little chicks running around being adorable and consuming CPU cycles with their path-calculation requirements.

Chapter 4. Filling Dwarf Bellies

Chickens (and all other fowl) don’t need to live outside as they don’t graze on grass. As such, you can either dig out a large room for them or just use some flat space outside your fortress for their pasture. For now, a 10×10 room will suffice, but in time you may need a larger space to prevent overcrowding. Creatures that are crowded become aggressive, and are prone to attacking each other and even your dwarves. You will see alerts along the bottom of the screen if your chickens get aggressive and seem likely in need of more space.

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Producing food is vital in Dwarf Fortress. Without it your dwarves will starve, causing them to work poorly and forcing them to consume vermin to survive (at least for a while). As you would expect, starving to death creates an unhappy thought in a dwarf’s head, and too many unhappy thoughts may turn an otherwise hard-working and industrious dwarf into a homicidal maniac intent on turning his best friend’s skull into a macabre totem (this is literally true). To avoid this fate we must farm, harvest, fish, and butcher our way to a healthy food supply. And once we have some food, let’s get all fancy and try our hand at cooking it.

When you unpause the game your dwarves will rush about moving animals to the pasture. There is usually no need for any fences around your fields—your animals are mostly quite obedient and dwarves will return them to their pasture if they do stray. However, your livestock can be popular targets for any invaders, so eventually you may want to wall in your pasture, build ditches, or move your pasture deep underground.

Players should have five dwarf weed seeds, some runes, and a means of teleportation. Then, players can start their herb run at any herb patch withdrawing any additional supplies needed from the tool leprechaun. If players have access to the Lunar Spellbook from Lunar Diplomacy, Fertile Soil (83 Magic) can be used in lieu of supercompost, but it will make the profit per patch 2,168 , thus 10,840 total. Also, Spellbook Swap can be used to access the standard spellbook and Trollheim Teleport, but it requires 96 Magic and Dream Mentor.

Farming grimy dwarf weed can be a very profitable way to spend a few minutes at a time. Magic secateurs help increase profits slightly due to the 10% boost to crop yield. Generally, good harvests yield 5-14 herbs, but the norm is five to eight herbs per patch, so players can expect an average of 6.5 herbs each patch. There is also a 10% chance herbs will succumb to disease and die.

After planting, a player can move onto the next patch in any order. An example of a herb run is provided below.

  • Use the Camelot Teleport and run west to the Catherby herb patch, or use the Catherby Teleport and run north to the patch.
  • Cast Ardougne Teleport and run north-east, or use the Ardougne cloak teleport to get to the patch instantly.
  • Empty the Ectophial to Port Phasmatys and run west of the undead farm to the patch.
  • Cast Trollheim Teleport and use the Agility shortcuts to the west continuing downhill and through an area filled with aggressivetrolls and into Troll Stronghold. Run south through the stronghold and to a door in the south-west, and then go north to a ladder. Climb it to get to the patch.
  • Use the cabbage port option on the Explorer’s ring to teleport to the patch south of Falador.
  • Use the Tithe Farm minigame teleport to teleport to the Hosidius patch.
  • Teleport to Weiss patch via Icy basalt.