Stardew Valley is a farming simulator in which earning earnings from vegetation and farm animals is critical to progress thru the game. Barns are one of the homes that you could vicinity to your farm a good way to increase farm animals, and they can be upgraded. As you make investments increasingly sources into a barn you can raise extra types of animals.

Buildings are specially vital on the brand new Beach map, wherein crops are not as smooth to develop. The barn animals’ merchandise also can be was even extra valuable goods, with a bit greater time. This guide info the whole lot you need to recognize about your shiny new barn, and a way to earn the maximum money from your investment.

Updated on August 19, 2021 by means of Gabrielle Huston: Barns are one of the first homes you’ll be capable of add on your farm, but they may be able to keep greater than you comprehend! We’ve up to date this guide to provide more facts approximately barns so that you can optimize wherein you area them, which animals you hold in them, and greater.

Barn Levels

Stardew Valley Barn and Upgrades Split Image

Every barn takes up a 7×4 space on the farm, so there’s no need to worry about extra space as it gets upgraded. To move your barn, speak to Robin at her home outside of town, ask to build new buildings, and then select the ‘Move Buildings’ option in the bottom right. These are the different barn levels available:

BarnBig BarnDeluxe Barn
Construction Details
  • Built brand new!
  • Takes x days to build
  • Must be built on top of an existing barn.
  • Takes 2 days to upgrade
  • Must be built on top of an existing barn.
  • Takes 2 days to upgrade
Building Materials Required
  • 6,000g
  • 350 Wood
  • 150 Stone
  • 12,000g
  • 450 Wood
  • 200 Stone
  • 25,000g
  • 550 Wood
  • 300 Stone
Number Of Animals It Can Hold4812
Kinds Of Animals It Can Hold
  • Cow
  • Ostrich
  • Goat (once unlocked in a Big Barn)
  • Sheep (once unlocked in a Deluxe Barn)
  • Pig (once unlocked in a Deluxe Barn)
  • Cow
  • Ostrich
  • Goat
  • Sheep (once unlocked in a Deluxe Barn)
  • Pig (once unlocked in a Deluxe Barn)
  • Cow
  • Ostrich
  • Goat
  • Sheep
  • Pig
Kinds Of Animals Unlocked
  • Cow (unlocked after building your first Barn, then can be purchased from Marnie)
  • Ostrich (unlocked by incubating Ostrich Eggs in an Ostrich Incubator in any size barn)
  • Goat (unlocked after building your first Big Barn, then can be purchased from Marnie)
  • Sheep (unlocked after building your first Deluxe Barn, then can be purchased from Marnie)
  • Pig (unlocked after building your first Deluxe Barn, then can be purchased from Marnie)
Size7 spaces long, 4 spaces wide7 spaces long, 4 spaces wide7 spaces long, 4 spaces wide
Special Features
  • Hay Hopper
  • Feeding Bench
  • Hay Hopper
  • Feeding Bench
  • Ability For Animals To Get Pregnant
  • Hay Hopper
  • Feeding Bench
  • Ability For Animals To Get Pregnant
  • Auto-Feed System

Special Features, Explained

Stardew Valley - Inside a Deluxe Barn with arrows pointing out special features

The initial barn comes with a hay hopper, which allows you to get admission to hay from your silos in the barn, as well as a feeding bench to lay out hay for the animals to consume.

On top of the hay hopper and feeding bench, the large barn lets in your animals to get pregnant and have babies. Pregnancy is an option that may be switched on and off for every character animal, besides for ostriches. You will know that an animal were given pregnant due to the fact, while getting into a barn for the first time that day, a message will pop up to say that they gave delivery and asking you to enter a name for the new infant.

The Deluxe Barn comes with the hay hopper, feeding bench, and pregnancy options from the preceding models, however it additionally adds an “car-feed system” that distributes hay alongside the feeding bench so long as you have sufficient saved in your silo. While it is a huge relief now not to should feed your animals each day by hand, it additionally method that you want to be greater cautious to hold your silo stocked. If you show up to not check on a particular barn or coop one day, you could not observe that you’ve run out of hay.

The Animals

Stardew Valley Barn Animals, (Left to Right) Cow Sheep Pig Ostrich Goat Split Image

Animals need to be fed one portion (one hay or a bit of fresh grass) every day, except under special conditions:

  • They don’t need to be fed the first day they arrive on the farm (whether born, hatched, or purchased)
  • They don’t need to be fed on any festival day; the game will consider them fed but will consume no hay or grass (the exception to this rule is the Night Market in winter, which you can leave or enter freely)

If an animal isn’t fed they will not die, but they will stop producing their products.

Note: The sale price for animal products is increased by 20% if you have the Rancher Profession. Likewise, the processed artisan goods made from animal products will sell for 40% more gold if you have the Artisan Profession.

Cow

Stardew Valley - Player milking Cows
  • How To Unlock And Obtain: Purchased from Marnie for 1,500g once you’ve built your first barn
  • Produces: Every Day – Milk (or Large Milk, once sufficient friendship and happiness levels are reached)
  • Tools Needed: Pail
  • Associated Artisan Good(s): Cheese, made by putting Milk into a Cheese Press
  • Sell Price At Full Friendship: 1,950g

There are two varieties of cows (white and brown) and the game chooses a color at random (50/50 chance) when you purchase one. The type of cow does not make a difference to the milk they produce.

Type/QualityNormal Quality Sell PriceSilver Quality Sell PriceGold Quality Sell PriceIridium Quality Sell Price
Milk125g156g187g250g
Large Milk190g237g285g380g
Cheese230g287g345g460g

Ostrich

Stardew Valley - Player standing with a bunch of Ostriches
  • How To Unlock And Obtain: Ostriches can’t be purchased. They can only be acquired by hatching an Ostrich Egg in an Ostrich Incubator.
  • Produces: Every Seven Days – Ostrich Eggs
  • Tools Needed: N/A
  • Associated Artisan Good(s): Mayonnaise, made by putting an Ostrich Egg into a Mayonnaise Machine (one Ostrich Egg produces 10 jars of Mayonnaise)
  • Sell Price At Full Friendship: 20,800g
Type/QualityNormal Quality Sell PriceSilver Quality Sell PriceGold Quality Sell PriceIridium Quality Sell Price
Ostrich Egg600g750g900g1,200g
Mayonnaise190g237g237g380g

Goat

Stardew Valley - Player standing with her goats
  • How To Unlock And Obtain: Purchased from Marnie for 4,000g once you’ve built your first Big Barn
  • Produces: Every Other Day – Goat Milk (or Large Goat Milk, once sufficient friendship and happiness levels are reached)
  • Tools Needed: Pail
  • Associated Artisan Good(s): Goat Cheese, made by putting Goat Milk into a Cheese Press
  • Sell Price At Full Friendship: 5,200g
Type/QualityNormal Quality Sell PriceSilver Quality Sell PriceGold Quality Sell PriceIridium Quality Sell Price
Goat Milk225g281g337g450g
Large Goat Milk345g431g517g690g
Goat Cheese400g500g600g800g

Sheep

Stardew Valley - Player standing with her sheep
  • How To Unlock And Obtain: Purchased from Marnie for 8,000g once you’ve built your first Deluxe Barn
  • Produces: Every Third Day – Wool
  • Tools Needed: Shears
  • Associated Artisan Good(s): Cloth, made by putting Wool into a Loom
  • Sell Price At Full Friendship: 10,400g
Type/QualityNormal Quality Sell PriceSilver Quality Sell PriceGold Quality Sell PriceIridium Quality Sell Price
Wool340g425g510g680g
Cloth470gN/AN/AN/A

Wool can be turned into cloth by a Loom. If the wool is high quality, there’s a chance that it’ll produce two batches of Cloth. Silver quality has a 10% chance, gold quality has a 25% chance, and iridium quality has a 50% chance.

Pig

Stardew Valley - Player standing with a bunch of pigs
  • How To Unlock And Obtain: Purchased from Marnie for 16,000g once you’ve built your first Deluxe Barn
  • Produces: Truffles
  • Tools Needed: N/A
  • Associated Artisan Good(s): Truffle Oil, made by putting Truffles into an Oil Maker
  • Sell Price At Full Friendship: 20,800g

Unlike other animals, you don’t interact with the pig to get their product, and the pig won’t produce anything if they’re trapped inside the barn. The reason to buy pigs is so that they will snuff out truffles for you.

Pigs will find one truffle every day, assuming these conditions are met:

  • they have been fed
  • they are outside the barn (so it is not raining, snowing, storming, or Winter)
  • there are available spaces to place a truffle (spaces with no paths, flooring, grass, etc.)
Type/QualityNormal Quality Sell PriceSilver Quality Sell PriceGold Quality Sell PriceIridium Quality Sell Price
Truffle625g781g937g1,250g
Truffle Oil1,065gN/AN/AN/A

Animals Outside

Stardew Valley Barn Animals Outside

During The Day

If you allow your barn animals to be outside, it will help to improve their mood — animals are like plants, they need sunlight too!

While outside, barn animals will eat fresh grass growing on the farm, assuming they can reach it. This will count as their daily portion, so they won’t eat hay from your stash. Just because the grass is technically in a place they could reach does not mean that the animal is guaranteed to find and eat it — if they don’t, they will eat hay.

Eating fresh grass gives animals the very best mood possible (being “very happy today!”) automatically. Animals who wander outside and have access to crops growing on the farm will not eat your crops.

Animals don’t leave the barn, even if the door is open, under certain conditions…

  • if it’s after 6 p.m.
  • if it’s Winter
  • if it’s rainy, stormy, or snowy

At Night

Stardew Valley - Player with sleepy cow

Animals will return to their assigned constructing round 6 p.M. In the nighttime and fall asleep. If you are not the use of an Auto-Grabber, you may near the doorways right now so the animals will now not break out within the morning earlier than you can interact with them.

If you close up a barn door before all the animals have returned for the night time, those which are nonetheless outdoor can be trapped. If it rains the following day, the animals will even stay out inside the rain. No matter the situations, in the event that they were trapped outdoor overnight, their temper will be grumpy day after today.

Barn animals ignored can also be attacked with the aid of wild animals at some point of the night. There’s a 50% danger for a wild animal assault to occur, so long as some animal turned into left outdoor and no different events (including a Bundle occasion) are set to occur. The attacked barn animal is removed from the farm, and the opposite animals from its domestic barn will have a terrible temper, with a message reading that the animals “appearance harassed and paranoid today. It looks as if some thing horrific occurred final night.”