Breedthem until you have a reasonable number. Kill most of them, and get resources. I've done my research on Google and even this subreddit. Cookies help us deliver our Services. However, if they are killed by the fire itself, rather than the player, they may not drop experienceorbs. Get the game from Yeah, i made the pen … Now mobs can freely follow you into the pen but cannot leave as the stile is 1. Because of this, most players find it easier to construct fences for animals to stay. ... Place tons of an animal in one pen ( use spawn eggs to get them in the pens) 0 Comment Comment 7. Another simple way is to put up a block of dirt inside and outside the fence with at least one block open in between, and using it to jump over, but of course this should only be used when the animals are already inside, as new animals cannot be brought into the enclosure in this way. If an animal can't move more than 20m in any direction, it won't despawn. By using our Services or clicking I agree, you agree to our use of cookies. In addition to dropping food, certain animals drop other things as well: As an overall, ranching is a better way to farm animals than battery farming, because it makes the maxEntityCramming gamerule almost irrelevant. The basic design for a ranch is an enclosure made of fences, with a fence gate for an entrance. Even a medium-size pasture can result in animals neglecting to notice one another in love mode. I tried to build a small pen, probably 7x7 and had only a few animals in there and some disappeared (it wasn't sheep and wolves eating sheep through fences). Size. Not sure why yours is doing that! A better way to utilize holes is to dig down one block, dig out the surrounding blocks and change them to fence or cobblestone walls. So I built an even bigger pen but it feels so empty when I only have a few animals. A very easy method is to place a piece of carpet or a trapdoor above one of the fence posts. On the inner side of the block add a section of ladder; against the outer, a section of stairs. Add carpets on the wall and you can go out while the animals cannot. This will allow players up by jumping but not most mobs. Place more ladders. I believe 20 by 20 is right. Where did you hear that? Learn how to play the game here, with our Minecraft walkthroughs, guides and tutorials. Since pigs, cows, and sheep are more than one block wide, they will not fit in the hole resulting in them running in circles trying to get in the hole. Round up at least two animals into a pen. I'm just wondering if my game is bugged or if I just got lucky with the size … Pigs, chickens, cows, sheep, rabbits, and mooshrooms can all provide food when killed. Place ladders as needed. It should be noted, however, that if they are in the same square as a fence, glass pane, or other item that takes up only part of a square, offspring may spawn in or on the other side of the block. This food will be cooked if they are on fire at the time of death. :(. This food will be cooked if they are on fire at the time of death. Sorry in advance if this question has been asked before or doesn't make sense. This is very similar to the one utilizing holes. This page was last edited on 10 August 2020, at 14:16. Sometimes, however, when farming animals, it may be difficult to keep all animals in the farm, yet still allow you to get in and out of the farm. New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast, Press J to jump to the feed. However, baby animals and chickens can fit in a one block hole, so you may want to place a. Any animals spawned on cliffsides or in holes may be stuck there. If you want two animals in a large fence you could nametag them, nametagged mobs don't despawn, not even hostiles. Find out about the world of Minecraft, the mobs you'll meet, and how to craft items, enchant your gear, brew potions, and build with redstone. I'm just wondering if my game is bugged or if I just got lucky with the size of my past farms. 2. What I got was "if the animals can't move more than 20 blocks you're good" but that doesn't seem to work when I build small pens.