December 1, 2023

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Animal Guide For Story Of Seasons: A Wonderful Life

It’s hardly a proper farm without any livestock, and such is true of the farm you take over in Story of Seasons: A Wonderful Life. With five different animals available to come live in one of two farm buildings on your property, every animal in A Wonderful Life produces an animal product that you can use to sell, gift, or even cook with yourself.

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Our guide aims to help teach you everything you need to know about farm animals in A Wonderful Life – from all Cows to where to get ducks, from breeding to buying, we’ve got you covered below.

How To Get New Livestock

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In Story of Seasons: A Wonderful Life, getting new livestock is as simple as ordering them from the Ledger out in front of your house.

In the Ledger, you’ll have several different options for unique varieties of cows, chickens, sheep, both male and female. Keep the difference between the sexes in mind when ordering new livestock if you’re intending to breed your livestock.

All Animals Available From The Ledger




Normal Cow (Male)


Normal Cow (Female)



Brown Cow (Male)


Brown Cow (Female)


Brown Milk (for Butter)

Marble Cow (Male)


Marble Cow (Female)


Marble Milk (for Cheese)

Star Cow (Male)


Star Cow (Female)


Star Milk

Sheep (Male)



Sheep (Female)

Chicken (Male)


Chicken (Female)



Animals ordered from the Ledger will take a day to arrive, but you’ll be called to the Farm if you’re not around when it’s delivered, so you can say hello, give it a name, and choose where its trough will go.

How To Get Ducks And The Goat

Of course, there are a handful of other animals in Story of Seasons: A Wonderful Life as well – goats and ducks.

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These will live in your farm buildings just like any other animal, but they’ll need to be obtained in other ways than the rest of your livestock.

Ducks come after you’ve bought the Pond from the Ledger for 10,000g. Takakura will build it on your farm within the fenced-in area, and Takakura will let you know when it’s done.

A few days after your Pond is installed, so long as you still have two clear spots in your Coop, Takakura will call you over a second time to show you the two Ducks he found a male and a female. He lets you name them, and they’ll then be placed in the Coop.

If you also need help with the Goat, check out our full guide for how to find the Goat in A Wonderful Life.

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The Coop: Chickens And Ducks

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When you first begin Story of Seasons: A Wonderful Life, your Coop can house up to eight birds. There’s no limit on how many of each bird or sex you can have, so long as you don’t have more than eight.

Birds in the Coop will need to eat Birdseed, which can be purchased from the Ledger for 100g per bag. Both chickens and ducks eat this, so one bag feeds both kinds of birds.

When it arrives, head into the Coop to spread some Birdseed in the feeding trough in the middle of the room. After filling it the first time, be sure to refill the bowl to keep your birds fed and happy.

You use the same amount of feed refilling the feed box no matter how low it’s gotten. You’ll see visibly less feed in there as the birds get it, and eventually, it’ll be empty again.

You can save Birdseed by only refilling the feed box when it’s completely empty because of this. For more helpful tips like this, check out this guide!

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Once you’ve named your new birds, you can pick up your birds to talk to or snuggle them. This allows you to check their health, as well as boost their affection toward you.

The bell outside the Coop can be rung to call all your birds outside at once.

When space is beginning to feel cramped for your bird buddies, you can upgrade the Coop in the Ledger for 100,000g. This upgrade will double the size of the building, allowing you to keep up to 16 birds.

Everything You Need To Know About Eggs

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As soon as your birds are fully grown, the females will begin to lay eggs around the farm. If you keep the birds inside, you’re most likely to find them inside the Coop directly under the birds.

You can do this by picking up the bird and seeing if there’s an Egg on the ground beneath it.

Other birds may also come sit on the Egg as you’re holding the bird that laid it, but you can move them off it the same way.

Otherwise, your birds may lay their eggs outside around the Farm. If birds are allowed outside, when you either pick them up or call them back inside, you’ll find Eggs on the ground on the farm.

When allowed outside, you can call the birds back inside, which will give you a clearer view of where Eggs are. As birds may also end up inside the fenced area with your Livestock, be sure to check around for all the Eggs.

You can use both Eggs and Fertilized Eggs in recipes that call for an Egg. There’s also no distinction between Chicken and Duck eggs.

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Keep A Male And Female Bird To Get Fertilized Eggs

When you have at least one male and one female of the same variety of bird, you’re liable to receive Fertilized Eggs instead of the regular Eggs. These are pink and sell for a bit more than normal Eggs.

If you have an open spot in the Coop, you may then choose to place the Fertilized Egg in the Incubator inside the Coop. After a few days, the egg hatches into a new baby bird.

You’ll be called to the Coop to meet your new friend, be told the sex, and give it a name. After a few more days, that chick will grow into a matured bird like the others in your Coop, and can then begin laying eggs if it’s a female bird.

You can repeat this as many times as desired to increase your bird population, but you cannot hatch new birds when the Coop is full.

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The Barn: Cows, Sheep, And Goats

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The other farm building on your land is your Barn, and this is where your larger livestock like Cows, Sheep, and Goats will live. Inside, each animal requires its own feeding trough, which you’ll then need to keep filled for each animal in order to maintain everyone’s happiness.

When you first begin playing Story of Seasons: A Wonderful Life, your Barn can house up to eight animals.

However, keep in mind that the horse takes up a slot in the Barn with its feeding trough, meaning you’re only able to have seven animals before you upgrade.

These animals eat Fodder, which can either be purchased from the Ledger or grown in the field by planting Fertilizer and then using the Sickle to harvest grown grass, which automatically becomes Fodder in the Barn’s chute.

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Like the Coop, you can choose to upgrade the Barn by paying 120,000g for it in the Ledger. This upgrade also doubles the size, allowing for up to 15 Cows, Sheep, and Goats with allowance for your horse’s trough.

There’s a bell in the field that will call all your animals out into the fenced-in area of the farm. Let animals out often to keep them happy, but be sure to bring them inside during inclement weather.

It’s often easier to refill feeding troughs when the animals are outside, as they’re quite likely to be in the way if everyone is inside.

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How To Care For Livestock

Unlike their bird neighbors, livestock require a bit more maintenance to reap the rewards of keeping them with their various animal products.

For starters, you can talk to your livestock and snuggle them regularly to keep them in good moods, as animals with higher affection produce more or better products.

Additionally, you’ll need to buy the Brush from Van as soon as you can, as your animals will enjoy regular brushings that work toward increasing their happiness.

There’s a chalkboard on the wall inside the Barn that tells you precisely how much each animal likes living on your farm.

When it comes to collecting animal products, though, each animal is a bit different. Cows and Goats will need to be milked using the Milker, given to you from Takakura when you arrived.

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Each day, each animal produces a few bottles of milk, with the quality of the product increasing in a few ways. The biggest piece is keeping your animals happy in order to keep collecting quality products.

Pregnant animals cannot be milked, but following the pregnancy, they will yield better milk for quite some time.

This is a quick way to increase product quality and fill out the Barn a bit more.

Meanwhile, Sheep need to have their wool shaved with the Shears. Simply walk up to the sheep with the Shears in hand and perform the action to shear them.

Sheep produce different color wool depending on their happiness, so keep your Sheep happy to keep a steady supply of some of the best animal products you can get in A Wonderful Life.

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There Are Five Kinds Of Milk

While you’ll start off with a standard dairy Cow, you’ve also got access to three other kinds of Cows in the Ledger – Brown Cows, Marble Cows, and Star Cows.

Marble and Brown Cows produce milk meant for use in the Processing Room to turn into Butter and Cheese. Star Cows, meanwhile, produce Star Milk, a high-quality product.

There’s also Goat Milk, which Female Goats produce for a full year after reaching maturity.

Be sure to keep track of which kinds of milk you’re using for which products when planning which animals to have on the farm.

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Breed Barn Animals To Increase How Much Milk Mom Produces

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There are two ways to breed your livestock in A Wonderful Life. The first and most important component is having a space available in the Barn for the new arrival.

If someone is already pregnant with an animal that will take the final slot in your Barn, you will not be able to breed new animals until you upgrade.

If you have both a male and female of the same kind of animal, they’re liable to naturally end up pregnant. You’ll find out about this when you speak to your animal, or check its status on the chalkboard.

On the other hand, you can also order breeding for a female animal from the Ledger. You’ll pay for impregnation from another animal that isn’t yours, and will then need to wait to find out if the pregnancy took.

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When you have a pregnant animal, you’ll be able to check on both Mom and Baby by speaking to the animal.

Finally, when the time comes for the animal to give birth, you’ll be able to tell because it will have red cheeks when it’s close to giving birth.

At that time, you’ll need to isolate your animal within the fenced-in area inside the barn. If you take too long to do this manually, the Forest Sprites will call you over and remind you to pay attention as they do it for you.

Once isolated, an animal will give birth in a few days. The mother’s food trough is moved into the pen with her, so be sure to keep it filled.

When the baby is born, you’ll again be summoned back to the farm to meet and name it.

We’ve tested this, and it seems the sex of the baby is determined at birth. If you’d like to change what you get, reloading an older save may help in that regard.

Cows that just gave birth will produce Mother’s Milk for a few days after, which you’ll need to manually feed to the baby to help it grow. After those few days, the baby matures to a full-size animal and will live on the farm like normal.

After that, the mother cow will produce better milk for quite some time, typically gold in quality. It’s a good way to ensure good-quality milk, so plan out your breeding schedule accordingly.

Sell Animals You Don’t Want To Clear Space

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Original fans of A Wonderful Life will remember the grotesque frustration of having a Goat that no longer produced milk taking up space on the farm, or maybe you’ve got too many roosters and want more females to get more Eggs.

Well, no more do you have to let the Goat die – you can sell unwanted animals with the tab in the Ledger.

When this happens, you’ll receive a sum of money relevant to the type of animal and its age, and then the animal will be gone when you wake up the next day.

Animals typically sell for half of what you paid for them.

You cannot get that animal back once it’s been sold, though, so be careful in your choice!

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