treehugger0123 wrote:MaximusLeMontagne wrote:I have had similar problems with my Stony Hens (Tabby's favorite), I have found that if you add different hens (less than the number of Painted Hens by 2) and have two Roostro, they breed more continuously that before. Make sure you have all the advancements on coops as well. If it doesn't work, try a different building site as some work better than others for some reason.

Hope this helps!

Wishing you a good plort harvest as well!

Just FYI: Every Coop I have has the spring grass and vita rays :)

Currently on my first feeding round since implementing this. Final count between the two Retreat coops(I didn't do this on the Overgrowth coop because it seems to lack this problem) was 18 Painted Hens, 17 Hen Hens, 7 Roostros, and 21 Chickadoos(as well as an Elder Hen that I'm not counting because it's impossible to know which kind of hen it was before). The starting count was 10 Painted Hens, 6 Hen Hens, and 4 Roostros.

I'm gonna try with Stony Hens and Briar Hens next, but right now I'm not too terribly impressed by the fact that I got more Hen Hens out of it--even without counting the Chickadoos--than I did the Painted Hens I was after. :/

ETA: Stony Hens performed even worse--not a single new Painted Hen.

ETA2: Briar Hens had a mixed bag; one coop gave me one additional Painted Hen, but the other had 5 Painted Chicks(though no new full grown hens). Both on top of several Briar Hens and Chicks. Might have to try this one again and see if the first coop was bad luck or the second good luck, because 5 chicks per might be barely enough.

I am trying this with several breeds in attempt to aid you better, so far, I have 2 Roostro, 2 Hen Hens, 1 Stony Hen and 3 painted Hens straight from the Glass Desert. Will post results after 5 in-game days.

Results1: My two Roostro became elders (odd), I gained a Stony Hen, 6 Hen Hens, and 3 Painted Hens.

I will test another 5 days with two new roostros to attempt to form an algorithm with the breeding rates of hens.

Results2: My Roostro stayed Roostro, I gained 2 Stony hens, 7 Hen hens and 4 Painted hens. I will try one more time with my set-up.

Results3: My Roostros grew old, I got 6 Painted hens and two Hen hens.

I cannot Identify an algorithm, but I got an average of 0.867 Painted hens each day (13 extra painted hens in 15 days), 1 Hen hen per day (15 extra Hen hens in 15 days), and 0.2 Stony hens per day (3 extra Stony hens in 15 days).

I assume that with these results, it would be most profitable to have 1 stony hen with 3 painted hens and at least one roostro in at least 2 coops to start out, this will raise your average to at least 1.734 Painted hens/day and within an in-game week, you should have gained (give or take a few) 12 Painted hens and (give or take) 3 Stony hens. Roostro can only live 10 days before becoming Elders.