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#1

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Posted 11 September 2011 - 06:22 PM

Since 1.9 has brought about breeding all animals, I have started a new thread!

Please continue discussion there!


http://www.minecraft...y/#entry8820205
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Posted 11 September 2011 - 06:25 PM

thats cool, Im going to try making it :)
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Posted 11 September 2011 - 06:36 PM

View PostJellysMe, on 11 September 2011 - 06:25 PM, said:

thats cool, Im going to try making it :)


Awesome!


it is actually a very simple structure. You can do the same thing with only 1 coop, since animals are able to stand "inside" each other. just watch out for animals escaping from the coops. They sometimes do that somehow.




Also, I found a way to automate the pistons in my farm: Just leave a single chicken running around inside! It will wander, and every now and then step on the pressure pad and activate the pistons!
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Posted 11 September 2011 - 06:39 PM

I'm more the guy who runs a nice wheat farm but yea why not?
A chicken farm seems nice too :D

Seriously, don't mess with the chickens.

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Posted 11 September 2011 - 06:41 PM

View PostKoellefornia, on 11 September 2011 - 06:39 PM, said:

I'm more the guy who runs a nice wheat farm but yea why not?
A chicken farm seems nice too :D


Chicken farms require more manual labor, but offer much more hunger points per spot of land, since you can cram infinite chickens into 1 spot.


Infinite eggs --> infinite chickens --> infinite meat, feathers, and eggs.


EDIT: Also, wheat and sugar cane farms are a great supplement to chicken farms and cow traps, since you combine milk, wheat, sugar, and eggs to make cake!
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Posted 11 September 2011 - 06:53 PM

Okay, I have completely lost count of chickens in my farm XD.


Also, they keep escaping  :o



I think that having too many in one spot can cause them to be pushed out. Could somebody please do some testing on this?
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Posted 11 September 2011 - 07:02 PM

I thought about doing this as well (although the pistons had never occurred to me) but I decided not to because of how much my game would lag, so I'll probably just make a melon/wheat farm.

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Posted 11 September 2011 - 07:22 PM

View PostSheepslayer64, on 11 September 2011 - 07:02 PM, said:

I thought about doing this as well (although the pistons had never occurred to me) but I decided not to because of how much my game would lag, so I'll probably just make a melon/wheat farm.

Lol.



I have noticed a bit more lag when I am in my house.


But that's not the worst of it..


Oh god, the clucking. So, so much clucking! I'm surprised my Steve? can even sleep!



I would suggest making your chicken farm a decent distance away from your house.




Now, on another note:


Could someone try to come up with a way to auto-harvest the eggs without letting chickens loose? I can't figure it out.
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#9

TheTarcin

Posted 11 September 2011 - 08:32 PM

Hehe I prefer to give my chickens more space and use less redstone. (I'm trying to stay mainly above ground) I only have one chicken as of now but I'm hoping eventually one of its eggs will yield another chicken. With the power arrows provide chickens will no doubt become my main resource in the plains region. If someone could answer my other question on the animal husbandry thread that would be nice.

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#10

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Posted 11 September 2011 - 08:40 PM

I was doing chicken farming long before 1.8 to gather eggs to make builds out of cake (yes out of cake..) only difference now is they drop food and they don't despawn so i don't have to actually stand there and babysit them!

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Posted 11 September 2011 - 08:45 PM

:o

Genius!

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Posted 11 September 2011 - 08:46 PM

Does mushroom stew restore less hunger than meat now? D:

#13

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Posted 11 September 2011 - 08:53 PM

Nice idea,More screenshots would be nice :D

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Posted 11 September 2011 - 08:56 PM

View PostSting_Auer, on 11 September 2011 - 07:22 PM, said:


Now, on another note:


Could someone try to come up with a way to auto-harvest the eggs without letting chickens loose? I can't figure it out.

items sink, animals dont, get them to swim over a 2 deep 1 wide hole (and their eggs) and the eggs will be seperated

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Posted 11 September 2011 - 09:05 PM

View PostSting_Auer, on 11 September 2011 - 07:22 PM, said:

Lol.



I have noticed a bit more lag when I am in my house.


But that's not the worst of it..


Oh god, the clucking. So, so much clucking! I'm surprised my Steve? can even sleep!



I would suggest making your chicken farm a decent distance away from your house.




Now, on another note:


Could someone try to come up with a way to auto-harvest the eggs without letting chickens loose? I can't figure it out.


To auto harvest the eggs :
(I haven't done this in awhile [and I suck at describing things], so hoping this is right)

Make a 2x however big you want it hole, dig down at least 5 or 6 blocks.
Use signs on the blocks below the last layer where the water would go.

Now place the water, starting on the lowest layer of water (on top of the signs)
After you have placed all the water, you should have 2 solid layers of still water and air underneath.
Set up that area underneath however you like for collection. (I put flowing water to bring the eggs to a collection point, like for a mob trap)
Back on the surface, block the chickens escape, leaving them  nowhere but the water to go in.
The chickens will swim on the water, and not go down. The eggs will fall through the water to be collected.


(I am not good at these smilie pictures!)
Water is water, Picture frame is sign, glass is empty air, sheep is chicken, diamond is egg.


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:Water: :Water: :Water: :Water: :Water: :Water:      

:Water: :Water: :Water: :Water: :Water: :Water:      

:Frame: :Frame: :Frame: :Frame: :Frame: :Frame:      
:Glass: :Glass: :Glass: :Glass: :Glass: :Glass:      
:Glass: :Glass: :Glass: :Glass: :Glass: :Glass:
:Glass: :Glass: :Glass: :Diamond: :Glass: :Glass:

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Posted 11 September 2011 - 09:07 PM

great idea

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Posted 11 September 2011 - 09:08 PM

I saw this done on a server and i am defeniately going to be doing it.

but is it me or is food becomeing TOO renewable? i mean like everything, even mushrooms now are easy to get with just 1 of each type and bone meal to make a giant one

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Posted 11 September 2011 - 09:11 PM

Is it just me? Or sheep's fur doesn't grow back after shearing? Because I had like 3 sheeps in my farm, and it's been 5~7 in game days and they still don't have its wool back.

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Posted 11 September 2011 - 09:15 PM

...I'm sorry to burst your bubble, but 1.8 certainly does not have persistent animals. I've killed many a cow, chicken and pig around my house and yet they continue to spawn. Same is to be said for hostile mobs. If you leave the chickens alone long enough, they will despawn.

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TheTarcin

Posted 11 September 2011 - 09:18 PM

I've had the same animals in my farm and around my area for 20 ingame days and none have despawned even when I left to go adventuring.

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