If you’re looking for a way to feed animals in the Dwarf Fortress game, then you’ve come to the right place. In this blog post, we’ll be going over all the steps you need to take to feed your animals in Dwarf Fortress. It’s worth noting that here we are talking about feeding only herbivorous animals.
Carnivore animals can automatically feed themselves with the help of the Eggs and Meats available in your Stockpile. So let’s get started.
Feed Animals in the Dwarf Fortress
So, first things first, what do you need to know about feeding animals in Dwarf Fortress? Well, the game itself is a bit complicated, so let’s go over the basics. In Dwarf Fortress, you are able to keep a variety of animals, from cats and dogs to horses and cows. Each of these animals requires its own type of food and water.
In order to feed your animals, you need to build a pasture and put your animals in them. This can be done by going to the:
- Zone menu and look for the Pen/Pasture option
- Place the Pasture in an unused zone
- Choose the animals you want to place in the Pasture
After you’ve built the pasture now you’ve set up the stockpile, and need to assign a dwarf to manage it. This dwarf will be responsible for gathering and storing food for your animals.
Once you have a stockpile in place, you’re ready to start feeding your animals. You’ll need to make sure that your dwarves are regularly gathering and storing food in the stockpile. The dwarves will also need to make sure that the animals are fed on a regular basis. To manage this, you can set up a “feed schedule”, which will tell the dwarves what to feed the animals on what day.
Another important thing to consider when feeding your animals in Dwarf Fortress is the type of food you’re providing. Different animals require different types of food, and you’ll want to make sure that you’re providing the right food for each of your animals. For example, cats may require fish, while horses may require hay.
Finally, you’ll also need to make sure that your animals have access to a clean water source. In Dwarf Fortress, you can construct a well, which will provide your animals with fresh, clean water.
So, there you have it – all the steps you need to take to feed your animals in Dwarf Fortress. Be sure to take the time to plan out and monitor your stockpile, assign a dwarf to manage it, and provide your animals with the right type of food and water. With a little bit of effort, you’ll be able to keep your animals happy and healthy in the game.