The only way I can populate a village I built is using spawn eggs. I don't even know if you can do that...
it is possible to create a village. a villager natrally spawns if you make enough houses. for 21 houses you get 8 villagers. if you need more information check out minecraft wiki.im not sure how long it takes. but if you build enough houses, there will be villagers soon enough.
Has anybody actually made a minecraft village that has spawned additional villagers?
How long does it take for the villagers to populate?
I have... I built a village from scratch in a plain and then transfered 2 villagers from the closest natural occurring village about 1500 blocks away via minecarts... Damn things wouldn't mate no matter what I tried.. Silly me, I finally realized that I was playing snapshot 12w07 and mating wasn't in that one... Once 1.2.5 was released and I upgraded, they immediately started to mate... Plenty of villagers in there now.