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Player-owned farm

The player-owned farm near Ardougne

The player-owned farm (often abbreviated to POF) is an activity released on 3 September 2018. It allows players to manage their own livestock at Manor Farm north of East Ardougne, similar to managing their own house and port. It was developed by the mods Raven, Rowley, Chaose, and James H.[1][2][3]

Players can start maintaining their livestock by speaking to Granny Potterington at the farm north of Ardougne, requiring at least level 17 in Farming and level 20 in Construction. As with farming fields, players see their own livestock (crops) and not other people's, so the player-owned farm is not instanced.

The player-owned farm features the Farming achievements, and four seasonal music tracks at the farm (which are required for completionist cape). These seasonal music tracks are only available during the respective real-world season in the northern hemisphere, or can be listened to/unlocked by using the seasonaliser to change the season at the farm.

Location

The main hub of the player-owned farm is the Manor Farm. The Ardougne lodestone is located directly next to the farm, and the Ardougne cloak provides a teleport to the farming patches. Granny Potterington is located at the centre of the farm, in front of her house.

Tutorial

For the tutorial follow the yellow dots on the ground. Players must first start the tutorial by talking with Granny Potterington and completing the following steps:

  1. Pick up Jack the yak from behind the farmhouse and talk to Granny.
  2. Sell Jack to Prezleek (yak buyer), located beside the well in front of the house (gain 500 beans).
  3. Buy a deed for a small pen from the Farmers' Market (right-click "farmers' market" on Granny, cost 100 beans).
  4. Buy two rabbits from the market and check each of them in the inventory (cost 10 beans each).
  5. Build the small pen (click "build" on the broken paddock (small)) and place the two rabbits inside (click "check animals" or use the common brown rabbit on small paddock).
  6. Check the rabbits by clicking on them in the pen and click "cure disease". Then investigate all options and choose "administer treatment". Click flu.
  7. Talk to Granny to get fruity mush and return to pen to 'fill trough', and head back to Granny.
  8. Pass the time with her until the rabbits have matured; talk until option to advance time or wait 22 minutes.
  9. Take the two rabbits out of the pen. (Optionally "gather produce" for 275 Farming experience each.)
  10. Talk to Granny to get more fruity mush.
  11. Bring the rabbits to the breeding pen behind the main farmhouse. Click "check animals" on the breeding paddock or use the rabbit on it.
  12. Fill trough. Soon a baby bunny will appear (or talk to Granny to advance time until this happens).
  13. Talk to Granny to complete the tutorial.

The baby bred during the tutorial can be sold off to Myfi (rabbit buyer) next to the well. Talking to Granny after the tutorial rewards the player with 100 additional beans and gives information on how the farm works, including buying and selling.

Gameplay

After completing the tutorial players may purchase pen deeds from Farmers' Market to unlock more pens. They can then build pens in which to keep their livestock using Construction materials. Players can build a maximum of two pens of each size; small, medium, and large.

Players can place livestock in their pens and raise them. The types of livestock that players can raise includes rabbits, chickens, chinchompas, sheep, spiders, zygomites, cows, yaks, and dragons. Animals have a "checked" and "unchecked" state. Unchecked animals can be banked, and stack in the player's bank. Once an animal is checked it will no longer stack in the bank and will have unique stats and traits. Checked animals are not tradeable on the Grand Exchange, but it is possible to trade them directly with other players.

An animal's stats include its health and happiness levels and its weight, speed, and attractiveness which are measured in grammes, gallopers, and beauty marks, respectively. Animals have names; there are up to 30 possible names for each gender of each different type of animal. Animals advance through the growth stages of egg, baby, adolescent, adult, and elder, although some animals do not have the egg stage.[2] Players must care for the animals by providing them appropriate food. Farming experience is gained for each stage advanced. Animals may be sold at any stage of their development.

Selling adolescent animals is always the best profit, but the most experience and produce are gained from growing an animal to Elder.

On the map farm animals are shown as yellow dots in their pen as any other NPC and muck is shown as red dots like items, but eggs (chicken, spider or dragon) are not shown on the map.

Animals

Different livestock can be obtained via Combat (common and Rellekkan rabbits, spiders, Fremennik yaks and dragons), Hunter (Piscatorian rabbits and chinchompas), Summoning (spirit yaks) or the Farmers' Market (tutorial rabbits, chicken, sheep and cows). Unchecked and checked animal babies / eggs can be traded with other players, but only the unchecked ones can be bought from the Grand Exchange.

You can turn off the warning when checking an animal, but at this time you cannot turn the warning back on.

When you obtain an animal, either you automatically receive it in you inventory or you should pick it up (see in the table below).

Animal Obtainable without breeding How to obtain Where? Breeding exclusives
To back-pack On the floor Normal Shiny
Rabbits

17 Farming
Common brown rabbit Obtained during the tutorial and from killing rabbits. Yes check N/A Jackalope
Rellekkan cream rabbit Killing bunnies in the Fremennik Province near the swaying tree.
Piscatorian cottontail rabbit Hunting white rabbits in Piscatoris Hunter area.
Chickens

28 Farming
Common white hen Purchasing chicken eggs from Farmers' Market. 50/50 chance at male/female. N/A Lizard chicken
Rooster
Sheep

35 Farming
White ewe Purchased from Farmers' Market. N/A Golden ewe / ram
White ram
Cows

49 Farming
Kandarin cow Purchased from Farmers' Market. N/A Harlequin cow
Bull
Chinchompas

54 Farming
Grey chinchompa Hunting grey chinchompas.[a 1][b 1] Yes check N/A Golden chinchompa
Carnivorous chinchompa Hunting red chinchompa.[a 1][b 1]
Cobalt chinchompa Hunting cobalt skillchompa.[a 1][b 1]
Viridian chinchompa Hunting viridian skillchompa.[a 1][b 1]
Azure chinchompa Hunting azure skillchompa.[a 1][b 1]
Crimson chinchompa Hunting crimson skillchompa.[a 1][b 1]
Crystal chinchompa Hunting crystal skillchompa.[a 1][b 1]
Spiders

64 Farming
Spirit spider Killing spiders around Gielinor can award you with a spider egg. Upon checking it will become a spirit spider. Yes check Araxyte spider (not exclusive)
Araxyte spider Obtained as a very rare drop from killing Araxxi if at least tier-1 spider perk is active at the farm.
Yaks

71 Farming
Fremennik yak Killing yaks on Neitiznot.[a 2] Yes check N/A Sacred yak
Spirit yak Making pack yak pouches.[a 3][b 2][4] Yes check
Zygomites

81 Farming
Gloomshroom zygomite Harvesting morchella, bittercap and arc mushrooms, as well as collecting Mort Myre fungus or Arc berries.[a 4][5][b 3] Yes check Magical zygomite
Dragons

92 Farming
Green dragon Killing green dragons.[b 4] Yes check N/A Royal dragon
Blue dragon Killing blue dragons.[b 4]
Red dragon Killing red dragons.[b 4]
Black dragon Killing black dragons[a 5][b 4](King Black Dragon[a 5] and Queen Black Dragon[a 6] included).[6]
  1. ^ a b c d e f g 1/1500.
  2. ^ 1/3,000.
  3. ^ 1/5,000.
  4. ^ 1/50 per harvest (or amount harvested/50 if using patch bombs or Farming cape perk triggers) from player planted patches, 1/4,000 on named Arc islands and from Mort Myre rotting logs, 1/400 on uncharted islands.
  5. ^ a b 1/2,000.
  6. ^ 1/200.
  1. ^ a b c d e f g Protean traps do not work.
  2. ^ Players will currently need to have a free inventory space whilst making pack yaks in order to obtain a Spirit Yak. This is looking to be changed.
  3. ^ Tuai Leit's Rumberry bushes and Uncharted Islands Exuberry bushes have a chance of awarding Gloomshroom zygomites as well.
  4. ^ a b c d Dragons in a player-owned dungeon also work.

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Pens

There are two pens of each size in your farm and one breeding pen. You cannot have different animal types in the same pen, nor put animals in the incorrect-sized pen.

A pen deed must be purchased from the Farmers' Market Farm upgrades before construction.

Pen size Animals Construction level Construction experience Planks Nails Farming level

(deed I)

Farming level

(deed II)

Max animals

(of same type)

Small Rabbits, chickens, or chinchompas 20 600 10 oak 75 iron or better 17 28 6
Medium Sheep, spider, or zygomites 40 1350 15 teak 150 mithril or better 35 64 4
Large Cows, yaks, or dragons 60 2800 20 mahogany 225 rune 49 71 3

When player can't obtain the required materials by themselves, they could alternatively purchase pen construction kits with beans. As those are fairly expensive, it is only recommended to do so as a lower levelled ironman.

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Feeding

Animals require feeding to grow and retain happiness and health. Once an animal has been added to a pen, you can fill their trough with suitable elements, listed under the animal's info in the pen or clicking "get info" for animals in your inventory. Add the appropriate food to the trough, which can hold up to 1,000 produce. Food can be added either noted or unnoted, and the trough can be used from both inside and outside the pen.

Adding food from outside is done up to 60 at a time, but using on trough from inside the pen allows any amount 1 - 1000 to be added in one action. Currently, using on trough from inside the pen is the only way to add Variety mush back into a Chinchompa's trough.

Food is eaten every 2 hours (game time 00:00, 02:00, 04:00 etc.) and the correct food will raise animal health and happiness slightly. Foods can be taken out of the trough as mush in order to reuse with other paddocks, but the original items cannot be reclaimed. As all food sources result in the same amount of produce, cheaper sources are better.

  • Fruit, Dell Monti will give 40 pineapples to anybody who has completed the easy Karamja achievements, with an additional 40 cooking apples for those who have completed the elite Karamja achievements. Also if you have completed sub-parts of Recipe for Disaster you are able to buy cooking apples from the chest. Additionally, Arhein in Catherby sells 40 pineapples for 2 coins each per day. While they take 42 hours to grow, Arc berries can also be harvested a few hundred at a time and used as fruit.
  • Seeds such as sunchoke seeds and fly trap seeds sell on the Grand Exchange cheaply and in large quantities, up to 1,000 every four hours. This makes it easy to stockpile a large amount of food. A Master Farmer is also close to the farm, who can be pickpocketed for a vast variety of seeds.
  • Meat - Stocking up on raw meats is most efficiently done by buying Raw bird meat pack daily from the shop in Oo'glog after completing the As a First Resort quest. If you need larger quantities than provided by the packs, the shop also sells a variety of other raw meats and is relatively close to a bank. If you don't have access to Oo'glog, Cows can be killed to quickly obtain large amounts of raw meat. Grizzly bears can be found just east of the manor farm if you're in a pinch. Raw fish are another alternative to meat for the same animals and buy fast on the GE.
Animal Food
Seeds Vegetables Fruits Flowers Mushrooms Meat Fish
Rabbit Yes check Yes check Yes check Yes check X mark X mark X mark
Chicken Yes check Yes check Yes check X mark X mark X mark X mark
Chinchompas[c 1] Yes check Yes check Yes check Yes check Yes check Yes check Yes check
Sheep X mark Yes check Yes check Yes check X mark X mark X mark
Zygomites X mark X mark X mark X mark Yes check X mark X mark
Spiders Yes check X mark X mark X mark X mark Yes check X mark
Cows X mark Yes check Yes check Yes check X mark X mark X mark
Yaks X mark Yes check Yes check Yes check X mark X mark X mark
Dragons X mark X mark X mark X mark X mark Yes check Yes check
  1. ^ Even though chinchompas eat everything, they will only eat if the trough says "variety". Having food in it from the previous animal in will NOT count, therefore, the player must remove the contents as variety mush and re-add them.

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Disease

There is a chance of animals becoming diseased. There are six different diseases with different symptoms. Players will have to correctly identify the animal's disease and cure it to gain 2 Farming experience. To do this players must examine different parts of the animal (such as the mouth, eyes, legs, and stomach) to gain information about symptoms. From this the player can identify the correct disease and cure the animal, no specific item needed.

Animals cannot die from a disease, their stats are lowered instead. Using the incorrect treatment would result in lowering the animals' stats further. Curing an animal increases its stats. Having enough food in the pen decreases the chance for animals to become diseased.

Curing 100 animals completes the Animal Whisperer achievement. Animals with high stats will not become diseased. Use animals with low stats in pens without food in order to complete this achievement.

There are common symptoms among the diseases (e.g. Smelly breath is present in flu, curse, and foot-in-mouth). Common symptoms are underlined in the table below.

Disease Symptoms
Head Eyes Legs and feet Stomach
Foot-in-mouth
  • Breath smells oddly like socks
  • Inflamed gums
  • Keeps making noises at embarrassing moments making it difficult to investigate
  • Nasty marks
  • Smelly breath
  • The gums appear to be a little sore.
  • There are some nasty looking marks along the gum line.
  • The animal's eyes seem normal.
  • A little damp
  • Feet are a little soggy for some reason
  • Scuffed
  • Soggy
  • The animal's feet are faintly chewed on.
  • Appears to be a little bloated
  • Gas
  • The animal's emissions smell strangely of shoes.
  • You can't seem to spot anything immediately obvious.
Flu
  • Breath smells unpleasant
  • Sneezing
  • The animal appears to be suffering from a small fever.
  • The animal coughs in your face.
  • The eyes are a little bloodshot.
  • Sweaty
  • The animal's feet are clammy.
  • Warm to the touch
  • Gas
  • Nausea
  • The animal seems off its food.
Curse
  • Light within throat
  • Lumpy nose
  • Smells faintly of sulfur
  • Smelly breath
  • The animal occasionally mumbles something in a language it can't possibly speak.
  • Bloodshot
  • Glazed
  • Glowing
  • Malice
  • You can't seem to spot anything immediately obvious.
  • Tapping
  • Faintly chewed on
  • The animal's feet seem a little scuffed.
  • Gas
  • Off its food
  • Strange noises
Dry nose
  • Dry nose
  • The animal refuses to let you see its nose, it seems like the nose it quite sore.
  • The animal has a bit of gas, but nothing too concerning.
  • The animal doesn't appear to be in gastronomic distress.
Bone rattle
  • Teeth click in a sinister manner
  • The animal's breath smells normal, which is to say horrible
  • Click
  • A little stiff
  • Clicking noise
  • Shivering
Wooting cough
  • "hu hu huu" Cough
  • Spots at jawline
  • Bloodshot
  • Darting Around
  • Mirth
  • Unsteady
  • Coughs
  • Gas
  • Swollen

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Breeding

Mature animals can be added to a breeding paddock to create baby animals. Animals can only breed in the adult and elder stages, and the breeding paddock has four slots, so only one male and one female should be placed in the paddock to leave room for two babies. Reaching the animal cap of your pens by breeding will prompt a message. An example for the breeding pen is: Your breeding pen is now full. You will need to remove animals if you want to breed more.. The breeding chance of a pair of animals will be affected by their stats. If their health and happiness are low, their breeding chance is reduced. Make sure they have food and wait. There are treat items, such as special honeycombs and some kinds of milk (strawberry and vanilla milk), that speed up the process a bit. Diseased animals will not breed. Players are able to use the breeding process to create specific baby animals with particular traits.

When a baby is born in the breeding paddock, the player will receive the message: The animals in your breeding pen have given birth to a healthy child.

Additionally, players can buy the small, medium and large pen upgrades to allow animal breeding inside them, however, with a lower chance and without failure mitigation. When breeding happens in one of the pens, the player will receive a message based on which directional pen it occurred in. An example would appear as: The animals in the southern pen, have given birth to a healthy child.

Animals of the same species and same gender may result in offspring as if bred, with the text Your animals have decided to raise a child together and have adopted a baby. This has a much lower overall chance of offspring than a male and female. The bad luck mitigation does not apply to same gender animals.

The achievement Barooooo! is accomplished by killing yaks to obtain a very rare drop - an orphaned baby Fremennik yak; not by breeding same gender yaks for adoption (the description of the achievement says "Adopt a baby yak.").

Useful traits for breeding
Trait name Summary Description
Radiant Shiny+++ (Slot 3 only) This animal is practically shining.
Glistening Shiny++ (Slot 2/3 only) This animal is more likely to produce shiny offspring.
Sparkling Shiny+ (Slot 1/2/3) There's something almost "shiny" about this animal.
Good Breeding Increase chance of different breed from parent (Slot 2/3 only) This animal carries some rare breed ancestry in its genetics.
Genetic Instability Multi-trait++ (Slot 2/3 only) The unusual genetics in this animal means its offspring are more likely to have multiple traits.
Genetic Mutation Multi-trait+ (Slot 1/2/3) The unusual nature of this animal means its offspring are more likely to have multiple traits.
Charmed Happy+

Healthy+

This animal is happier and healthier than other animals
Jovial Happy++ This animal always sees the glass as half full.
Joyful Happy+ This animal is almost always happy.
Immune Healthy++ This animal is practically immune to disease.
Robust Healthy+ This animal is more resistant to disease.
Studly Breeding++ This animal has a much higher breeding chance than other animals.
Virile Breeding+ This animal has a higher breeding chance than some others.
Frost Breath Shiny UNLOCK (Dragons only) A breeding pair of dragons with Frost Breath and Poisonous Breath and Shock Breath between them allows for a Royal Dragon to be bred. Does not increase base chance for Shiny offspring.
Poisonous Breath
Shock Breath

Animals can have up to three traits. There is a chance for players to receive rare "shiny" animals from breeding. Sparkling (Shiny+ Trait Slot 1/2/3), Glistening (Shiny++ Slot 2/3), and Radiant (Shiny+++ Slot 3) traits boost this chance. Shiny animals have a different appearance to regular ones when older than the baby stage; the word 'Shiny!' appears on the 4th line below Gender when mouse-over only in the inventory or bank; not in the pen. They give +10% more Farming experience as they are raised, and when sold to the buyer, count as a "wildcard" for the buyers' preferred breed. 'Shiny!' animals do not help breed more shiny animals; they must have one of the shiny traits in order to do so.

You can boost the breeding chance by using the farming perk totems on small pens with elder rabbits in them. The master farmer outfit gives a better chance of positive traits from breeding. To keep track of all the breeds you have already collected, you can go to Granny's faithful companion, Sam the sheepdog, or take the breeding log book from the table and check the status at any time.

Breed of offspring

  • Breeding kandarin cows with the touch of vanilla, strawberry scent, or chocolatey goodness traits have an increased chance to result in a vanilla cow, strawberry cow or chocolate cow, respectively. These traits are not required to breed a flavoured cow, but will make it much easier to do so.
Season-specific animal breeds
Spring Summer Autumn Winter 9pm-9am GMT
Sheep Springsheared ewe & ram Summerdown ewe & ram Fallfaced ewe & ram Winterwold ewe & ram Black ewe & ram
Spiders
(Spider can be bred out of season if parent is that type)
Fever spider Giant spider Corpse spider Ice spider Night spider

Breeding success

To maximise breeding efficiency :

  • Get the mating pair 100% happiness with Delicious honeycomb.
  • Get the mating pair 100% health with Medicinal honeycomb.
  • Put a mating pair that has Studly trait (Virile would be the second best).
  • Tier 2 rabbit perk: have at least 1 elder rabbit in both small pens with a totem for each.
  • Enough food all the time.

Information:

  • Parent traits have a slightly higher chance of being inherited than other possible traits. Some traits are more dominant than the others (Chief, Owsla) and are more likely to be passed on compared to other traits.
  • Multiple female animals can breed with one male animal. For example, with 2 females and one male in the pen, one female may breed with the male and give birth and then the other female may also breed with the male and give birth even a whole minute later. Due to the limited space in the breeding pen, medium pens and large pens, this can only be taken advantage of in the small pens though.
  • Mucking out does not affect the chance of breeding.
  • Attractiveness, weight, and speed have no effect on breeding.
  • Having a third mature animal in the breeding pen does not increase the breeding chance. It is better to have just two for having an extra space for a second baby.
  • You can get 2 babies at once. Happens commonly with rabbits, uncommonly with chickens and chinchompas, rarely with zygomites, and extremely rarely with dragons.
  • Interbreeding of the variants of the same species is possible. For example, a Common rabbit and a Piscatorian rabbit could give a Common rabbit or a Piscatorian rabbit.
  • Breeding variants of different species is also possible. For example, two Rellekkan rabbits could give a Piscatorian rabbit as a baby. The exception to this is chinchompa breeding, where the offspring can only be the same as one of the parents.
  • The rabbit breeding perk is multiplicative. It would increase the dragons' breeding chance from 80 to 88%.
  • There is bad luck mitigation in the Breeding Pen, which means that if your breed chance fails five times you get a guaranteed success. This protection does not exist in other pens.
Animals Breeding rate Max breed time Success chance Average time (H:mm)
Rabbit 5 minutes 25 minutes 25% 0:15
Chicken 1 hour 5 hours 60% 1:39
Chinchompa 2 hours 10 hours 30% 5:33
Sheep 2 hours 10 hours 20% 6:43
Spider 6 hours 30 hours 40% 13:50
Zygomite 8 hours 40 hours 50% 15:30
Cow 5 hours 25 hours 70% 7:07
Yak 5 hours 25 hours 70% 7:07
Dragon 18 hours 90 hours 80% 22:29
  • Avg. breeding times assume no bonuses from traits or other sources bred in breeding pen with failure mitigation.

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Selling

Players may sell their animals for beans. The number of beans depends on the species, stage of growth, traits, etc.

When first starting out, it may be easier and quicker to buy baby animals from the farmers' market for the specific seller. Buy two extra animals (one male and one female). Once all babies are adolescents, keep the best two and sell the others. At adolescent stage, you'll receive more beans than you spent and this will help get the breeding off the ground.

Selling traits

Bonuses (all bonuses work on base value - additive not multiplicative; final amount rounded down)
+/-

Beans

Trait name Description
-10% Nice but Dim (Slot 3 only) Generous with XP, but less popular with farmers and is not so good with materials on harvesting.
-5% Surly This animal is unpleasant and so worth fewer beans.
-2% Limited Efficiency Harvesting this animal will award more materials, but at the cost of lower XP and bean value.
+2% Lucky (Slot 1/2/3) This animal is worth more beans when sold.
+5% Unlucky for Some (Slot 2/3 only) Other farmers will happily purchase this animal, but it's not so good for you for XP or materials.
+10% Fortunate (Slot 3 only) This animal is considered very special and farmers will pay more beans for it.

Other bonuses:

  • +5%: Animal farmer outfit
  • +10%: Master farmer outfit
  • +10%: Buyers' preferred breed
  • +10%: Buyers' preferred trait
  • +25%: If both buyers' breed and trait is matched
  • +52%: is the max possible with Lucky/Unlucky for Some/Fortunate traits, Master farmer outfit, and buyers' breed/trait matched

Players can sell up to 12 small animals (daily), 8 medium (every two days), and 6 large (every three days), to their respective buyer.

Selling prices

The following table displays an animals' growth stage and its standard selling price, not taking into account the buyers' preferences nor master farmer outfit bonuses.

Animals Growth stage
Egg
10%
Baby
20%
Adolescent
100% (base value)

[net gain if bought from store]

Adult
85%
Elder
70%
Small Rabbit N/A 5 25 21 17
Chicken 4 8 40 [15] 34 28
Chinchompa N/A 50 250 213 175
Medium Sheep N/A 16 80 [50] 68 56
Spider 25 50 250 213 175
Zygomite N/A 187 850 722 595
Large Cow N/A 34 170 [70] 144 119
Yak N/A 150 750 638 525
Dragon 200 400 2,000 1,700 1,400

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Buyers

Buyers spawn at reset and change daily for small animals (buys 12), every two days for medium animals (8), and every third day for large animals (6). The buyer that spawns is based upon the animal(s) that you currently have in your pens. If both pens for a certain size is empty, then the buyer will request the lowest-level animal type at that size (rabbits for an empty small pen, sheep for an empty medium, or cows for an empty large). If there are different types of animal at the same size of pen, each of the buyers at that size has an equal chance of spawning.

Size Animal Buyers
Small Rabbits Myfi (rabbit buyer) chathead Myfi (rabbit buyer)
Chickens Henrietta (chicken chaser) chathead Henrietta (chicken chaser)
Chinchompas Mieliki Tapio chathead Mieliki Tapio (chinchompa collector)
Medium Sheep Ralph (sheep hugger) chathead Ralph (sheep hugger)
Spiders Rumbleguts (spider shopper) chathead Rumbleguts (spider shopper)
Zygomites Zoe (zygomite trader) chathead Zoe (zygomite trader)
Large Cows Milkshake (cow fancier) chathead Milkshake (cow fancier)
Yaks Prezleek chathead Prezleek (yak buyer)
Dragons The Raptor chathead Raptor (dragon expert)

Buyers' reset

When a buyer resets, a new buyer is generated based on the animals in the pens. The new buyer replaces the buyer of that size if they are still present - if it is the same buyer, then the number they ask for is reset, as well as the specific breeds and traits. (e.g. if Myfi still wants 4 rabbits, preferring Rellekkan cream and Virile, at reset she will reset back to 12 rabbits and generate a new breed and trait to prefer).

  • Small buyers reset every day.
  • Medium buyers reset every 2 days, stays for up to 2 days.
  • Large buyers reset every 3 days, stays for up to 3 days.
  • Buyers can be dismissed, however, this does not help you in any way.
  • To have a Buyer spawn you must actually Login during the day of their spawn.

Essentially, when a buyer spawns, they will stay on the farm until either: they buy the requested number, they are dismissed, or they reset.

Reset timers

Update table timers (last updated: 21:11:32, 14 November 2018 (UTC))
Buyer Last spawned (ago) Next spawn
Small November 14 2018 00:00 UTC November 15 2018 00:00 UTC
Medium November 13 2018 00:00 UTC November 15 2018 00:00 UTC
Large November 13 2018 00:00 UTC November 16 2018 00:00 UTC

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Growth stages

Most animals have four growth stages: baby, adolescent, adult, and elder. The exceptions to this are chickens, spiders, and dragons, which start out as eggs and therefore have five stages. Each stage takes a certain length of time and will advance if the animal is in the pen, even if you are logged out. Animals will not advance growth stages while in your inventory or bank.

Baby animals may be born when the player is away from the farm or is not logged in. The baby animals won't grow until you see the message: The animals in your breeding pen have given birth to a healthy child in the chat once you are on your farm or logged back in on the farm.

Animal Time per stage
Egg to baby Baby to adolescent Adolescent to adult Adult to elder Total time to elder
Rabbits N/A 16 minutes 28 minutes 36 minutes 80 minutes
Chickens 20 minutes 30 minutes 60 minutes 90 minutes 200 minutes
Chinchompas N/A 8 hours 14 hours 18 hours 40 hours
Sheep N/A 30 minutes 52.5 minutes 67.5 minutes 150 minutes
Spiders 2 hours 3 hours 6 hours 9 hours 20 hours
Zygomites N/A 16 hours 28 hours 36 hours 80 hours
Cows N/A 80 minutes 140 minutes 180 minutes 400 minutes
Yaks N/A 16 hours 28 hours 36 hours 80 hours
Dragons 16 hours 24 hours 48 hours 72 hours 160 hours

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Gathered produce

Every time one of your animals grow, you can gather its produce for items and Farming experience. The experience from harvesting is not affected by bonus experience or other experience modifiers, but it will fill Farming urns.

Animal Farming experience Produce
Egg to baby Baby to adolescent Adolescent to adult Adult to elder Total XP to elder
Rabbit N/A 100 175 225 500 2 Rabbit teeth[d 1]
1 Rabbit foot (rare)[d 1]
Rooster[d 2] 250 375 750 1,125 2,500 10 Feather
Hen[d 2] 10 Feather
1 Egg
Chinchompa N/A 6,000 10,500 13,500 30,000 10 Chinchompa or Skillchompa[d 3]
2 Chinchompa residue
20,000 Coins[d 4]
Sheep N/A 250 437.5 562.5 1,250 3 Wool[d 5]
Spider[d 2] 2,000 3,000 6,000 9,000 20,000 2 Spider fangs
3 Spider silk
2 Spider venom[d 6]
Zygomite N/A 16,000 28,000 36,000 80,000 2 Zygomite fruits
2 Mort myre fungus[d 7]
2 Mycelial webbing[d 8]
3 Morchella mushroom spores[d 9]
Bull N/A 1,000 1,750 2,250 5,000 2 Bull horns
1 Cowhide
Cow 1 Cowhide
1 Bucket of milk[d 10]
Yak N/A 13,000 22,750 29,250 65,000 2 Yak milk[d 11]
2 Yak tufts
1 Yak hide
2 Hairs
Dragon[d 2] 20,000 30,000 60,000 90,000 200,000 2 Dragonhide[d 12]

This table does not take animal traits or master farmer outfit bonuses into account.

  1. ^ a b Only from rellekkan cream rabbit or piscatorian cottontail rabbit.
  2. ^ a b c d Animals do not give items on the first growth stage if they come from an egg.
  3. ^ Chinchompa or skillchompa of the respective breed: grey chinchompa, red chinchompa, cobalt skillchompa, viridian skillchompa, azure skillchompa, crimson skillchompa or crystal skillchompa.
  4. ^ Only golden chinchompa.
  5. ^ Wool of the respective breed: wool, black wool, summerdown wool, springsheared wool, winterwold wool or fallfaced wool.
  6. ^ From fever, giant, corpse, ice, and araxyte spiders.
  7. ^ From gloomshroom zygomites.
  8. ^ From zanarian and arcspore zygomites.
  9. ^ From zanarian zygomites.
  10. ^ Milk of the respective cow breed: milk, chocolatey milk, strawberry milk or vanilla milk.
  11. ^ Only from female Fremennik yak.
  12. ^ Dragonhide of the respective colored dragon: green dragonhide, blue dragonhide, red dragonhide or black dragonhide.

Player-owned farm produce based potions

Multiple produce items from the farm are used for making new skill potions. Drinking a super invention potion is required for Blow Out the Cobwebs achievement. Use the potion in the Invention Guild and unlock a blueprint that is above your level. If your level drops before you finish it, you will not succeed - but, the solution won't change. You can take a screen shot, drink another dose, and use the same solution.

Use of player-owned farm specific produce in making skill potions
Potion (boost) Normal (+3) Super (+5) Extreme (15%+3)
Divination Clean spirit weed Spirit weed + Rabbit foot Rabbit foot + Zygomite fruit Zygomite fruit + Yak tuft Yak tuft
Hunter Clean avantoe Avantoe + Kebbit teeth dust Kebbit teeth dust + Rabbit teeth Rabbit teeth + Bull horns Bull horns
Invention Clean snapdragon Snapdragon + Chinchompa residue Chinchompa residue + Spider fangs Spider fangs + Mycelial webbing Mycelial webbing
Runecrafting Clean wergali Wergali + Summerdown wool Any kind of season wool + Yak milk Yak milk + Spider venom Spider venom

Considerations regarding beans vs experience

The highest rate of beans is obtained by selling an adolescent animal. Should a player decide to grow an animal further, (up to elder) for experience, the rate of experience is as follows 

Animal Experience gained (from adolescent to elder) Beans lost XP/Bean
Rabbit 400 7 57.14
Chicken 1,875 12 156.25
Chinchompa 24,000 75 320
Sheep 1,812.5 24 75.52
Spider 15,000 75 200
Zygomite 64,000 255 251
Cow 4,000 51 78.43
Yak 52,000 225 231.11
Dragon 150,000 600 250

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Perks

Once an animal reaches the elder growth level the player will receive fewer beans for selling them. However, elder animals may be added to a pen with a farm totem (bought from Farmers' Market) for a chance to gain a perk that affects gameplay outside of the area. Possible perks include a chance to gain a clue scroll from harvesting; increased damage to all spiders including Araxxor/Araxxi; and a chance to save skillchompas. There are a total of 12 animal perks: one per gender for cows, chickens, and sheep; and one each for the other animal types.[7]

By adding an elder animal to a pen equipped with a farm totem, players receive a Tier 1 perk. By putting the same species of animal in the second pen that is also equipped with a farm totem, players instead receive the Tier 2 perk. Animals that have male/female perks that differ but occupy the same pen (equipped with a farm totem) will receive both the male and female version of the perk.

Pen Size Animal Source Perk Name Tier 1 Effect Tier 2 Effect
Small Rabbit Like Rabbits Breeding success increased by 7%. Breeding success increased by 10%.
Hen

(Chicken ♀)

Headless Chicken A 3% chance to halve feathers used (minimum 1) when fletching arrows, darts, or bolts. A 5% chance to halve feathers used (minimum 1) when fletching arrows, darts, or bolts.
Rooster

(Chicken ♂)

As the Rooster Crows A 7% drop chance increase to receive ghostly essence while fighting enemies that drop it, for a number of kills after hearing a rooster's crow. A 10% drop chance increase to receive ghostly essence while fighting enemies that drop it, for a number of kills after hearing a rooster's crow.
Chinchompa If Chins Could Skill A 3% chance to not lose a skillchompa when using them. A 5% chance to not lose a skillchompa when using them.
Medium Ewe

(Sheep ♀)

Have Ewe (Many Wool) Gain 2 pieces of wool on successful shearing. Gain 3 pieces of wool on successful shearing.
Ram

(Sheep ♂)

Randomly Accessed Memories Gain memory strands from farming activities at 50% of the rate from Divination. Gain memory strands from farming activities at 75% of the rate from Divination.
Spider NopeNopeNope Increases damage against all spiders by 2% (including Araxxor/Araxxi). Increases damage against all spiders by 3% (including Araxxor/Araxxi).
Zygomite Uncapped Potential A 7% chance to yield an additional mushroom when gathering them from patches, clusters, or bloomed logs. A 10% chance to yield an additional mushroom when gathering them from patches, clusters, or bloomed logs.
Large Cow

(Cow ♀)

Milky, Milky All Cooking XP earned from churning is at 2x normal. All Cooking XP earned from churning is at 4x normal.
Bull

(Cow ♂)

Bully for You A 1 in 5 chance to not deplete a compost bin when collecting compost from it. A 1 in 3 chance to not deplete a compost bin when collecting compost from it.
Yak Nigel's Gift A 2% chance to find a clue scroll either when checking health in, or harvesting the last crop from any patch. A 2.5% chance to find a clue scroll either when checking health in, or harvesting the last crop from any patch.
Dragon Dragon Ultra Combo A 1/1000 chance to get an ancient effigy while checking a fully grown farming patch, only if ultracompost is used. A 1/750 chance to get an ancient effigy while checking a fully grown farming patch, only if ultracompost is used.

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Traits

There are a total of 78 traits; 18 of these traits are species-specific. Any animal may have 1-3 different traits. Most traits can appear in any slot. Some traits may only appear in slot 3, some in slot 2 or 3 only, some in slot 1 or 2 only.

The amount and nature of these traits is random but can be influenced and inherited by parent traits. Traits can also be re-rolled by using a trait re-roller (you select which specific trait to reroll). The master farmer outfit gives a better chance of positive traits from breeding and checking. Multiple traits on the same animal stack. Traits of similar boosts stack. Same traits on both parents stack. Everything stacks.

Trait name Description Notes
Baroo What does this ancient word mean? Yaks only
Baroo? Is it a question? What is the question? Speak to me, oh noble yak. Yaks only
Baroo Baroo Well, that's just rude. Yaks only
Big Boned This animal puts on weight more easily. Weight+
Butterface A fantastic physical specimen, just not much to look at. Weight+, Speed+, Attractive-
Chatty This animal won't be quiet. Cosmetic
Chaotic This chicken walks the path of chaos. Chickens only; required for Life, Uh, Found a Way achievement
Charmed This animal is happier and healthier than other animals Healthy+, Happy+
Chief This rabbit commands the warren. Rabbits only (dominant trait)
Chocolatey Goodness Its hide tastes ever-so-slightly chocolatey. It's hard to resist licking it. Cows only; higher chance of Chocolate cow offspring
Constipated This animal never produces dung. Changes chance of manure from 50% to 0% every manure cycle; no effect on Zygomites/Spiders
Curvy This big-boned beauty will win many competitions, just not a race. Weight+, Attractive+, Speed-
Enigmatic You're not sure what this trait does. If, indeed, it does anything. Unknown
Evil This animal is not nice. Required for Bad Egg achievement
Exalted This animal is so special it awards more XP on harvesting. Slot 3 only; 3% more XP on harvesting produce
Fearless Why are you running? Dogs aren't dangerous. Cosmetic
Fortunate This animal is considered very special and farmers will pay more beans for it. Slot 3 only; +10% beans on sales
Freak of Nature This creature is a medical marvel. Curing it is worthwhile. Slot 3 only; More Farming XP when curing diseases
Frost Breath It can breathe a deadly stream of frost. Dragons only
Fussy Eater This animal puts on less weight. Weight-
Genetic Inferiority Offspring of this animal are less likely to have multiple traits. Slot 1/2 only; Multi-trait-
Genetic Instability The unusual genetics in this animal means its offspring are more likely to have multiple traits. Slot 2/3 only; Multi-trait++
Genetic Mutation The unusual nature of this animal means its offspring are more likely to have multiple traits. Slot 1/2/3; Multi-trait+
Genius This animal is super smart. Cosmetic
Giver This animal awards more XP when harvested. 3% more XP when gathering produce
Glistening This animal is more likely to produce shiny offspring. Slot 2/3 only; Shiny++
Glorious This chinchompa is simply glorious. Chinchompas only
Golden Gift There are no golden eggs, but this creature will occasionally pass...'nuggets'. Wash hands after handling. Slot 2/3 only; when mucking out, chance to obtain a few gold coins
Good This animal is really rather pleasant. Cosmetic
Good Breeding This animal carries some rare breed ancestry in its genetics. Slot 2/3 only; increased chance of different breed from parent
Handsome This animal is better looking than most others. Attractive+
Hyperactive This animal is faster than most others. Speed+
Immune This animal is practically immune to disease. Healthy++
Incy Involuntarily cynical, like many spiders. Spiders only
Insane This animal thinks it's a biscuit. We have no idea why. Cosmetic
Jovial This animal always sees the glass as half full. Happy++
Joyful This animal is almost always happy. Happy+
Lawful This chicken walks the path of law. Chickens only
Limited Efficiency Harvesting this animal will award more materials, but at the cost of lower XP and bean value. -2% beans on sales
Lithe Fast and beautiful, but not terribly sturdy. Speed+, Attractive+, Weight-
Lucky This animal is worth more beans when sold. Slot 1/2/3; +2% beans on sales
Loyal You're not sure what this trait does. If, indeed, it does anything. Required for Ever So Clever achievement
Mysterious Does something mysterious.... or nothing, but if nothing it does so mysteriously. Unknown
Neutral This chicken walks a neutral path. Chickens only
Nice but Dim Generous with XP, but less popular with farmers and is not so good with materials on harvesting. Slot 3 only; -10% beans on sales; +14.4% XP on harvests
Nuclear Be REALLY careful with this one! Chinchompas only; useful for Tickety Boom! achievement
Nightmare Kill it with fire! Attractive--
Old at Heart This animal ages faster than most others. Animal ages 5% faster than normal
Owsla This rabbit guards the warren carefully. Rabbits only (dominant trait)
Perfected This animal is a perfect example of its breed. Slot 2/3 only; Weight+, Speed+, Attractive+
Plain This animal is not as attractive as some of the other animals. Attractive-
Prize Specimen A shining example of what this breed is capable of. Slot 3 only; Weight++, Speed++, Attractive++
Producer This animal awards more materials when harvested. There's a chance you'll harvest more materials (not guaranteed)
Poisonous Breath It can breathe a deadly cloud of poison. Dragons only
Radiant This animal is practically shining. Slot 3 only; Shiny+++
Ravensworn This animal knows the secret handshake and has knowledge of the deeper mystery that is the Ravensworn. It won't share. Slot 2/3 only; requires having Ravensworn title unlocked
Regular This animal produces dung regularly. Changes chance of manure from 50% to 100% every manure cycle; no effect on Zygomites/Spiders
Robust This animal is more resistant to disease. Healthy+
Shock Breath It can breathe a deadly blast of lightning. Dragons only
Sickly This animal gets sick more easily. Healthy-
Slowpoke This animal is slower than most others. Speed-
Smelly This animal smells really bad. Attractive-
Sparkling There's something almost 'shiny' about this animal. Slot 1/2/3; Shiny+
Stingy This animal isn't as generous with harvested materials. There's a chance you'll harvest less materials (not guaranteed)
Strawberry Scented It smells delicious. Cows only; higher chance of Strawberry cow offspring
Stressed This animal suffers from 'performance anxiety'. Slot 1/2 only; Breeding-
Strong Genes This animal is more likely to produce offspring of the same breed. Opposite of Good Breeding trait
Studly This animal has a much higher breeding chance than other animals. Breeding++
Sullen This animal always sees the glass as half empty. Happy--
Surly This animal is unpleasant and so worth fewer beans. -5% beans on sales
Taker This animal isn't as generous with harvested XP. 3% less XP when gathering produce
Touch of Vanilla It sweats vanilla essential oils for some reason. Cows only; higher chance of Vanilla cow offspring
Unlucky for Some Other farmers will happily purchase this animal, but it's not so good for you for XP or materials. Slot 2/3 only; +5% beans on sales
Unstable Careful, this one could explode at any moment. Chinchompas only; useful for Tickety Boom! achievement
Virile This animal has a higher breeding chance than some others. Breeding+
Wincy Keeps flinching. Seems to expect everyone to crush it with a rolled-up paper. Spiders only
Whimsical You're not sure what this trait does. If, indeed, it does anything. Cosmetic
Young at Heart This animal ages much slower than most others. Animal ages 5% slower than normal

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Mucking out

Each animal produces different types of muck in their paddock. When players "muck out", they gain Farming experience depending on the type of muck that is attempted to be cleared. The amount of muck in each pile varies (minimum = 1, maximum = 20).

Mucking out for cows 20 times is needed for I Hardly Manure achievement which can be done in either a large pen or the breeding pen.

Muck does not affect animal stats or breeding chance, so its only use would be for experience and master farmer fragments or when needed for composting, but for each of these uses there are better methods (except for dragon manure).

Animal Muck Frequency Experience per action
Rabbit Mammal droppings detail Mammal droppings 5 minutes 20
Chicken Bird droppings detail Bird droppings 10 minutes 20
Chinchompas Mammal droppings detail Mammal droppings 20
Sheep Manure detail Manure 4 minutes 50
Green manure detail Green manure 120
Spiders N/A Never N/A
Zygomites N/A Never N/A
Cows Manure detail Manure 10 minutes 50
Green manure detail Green manure 120
Yaks Manure detail Manure 50
Green manure detail Green manure 120
Dragons Green manure detail Green manure [d 1] 10 minutes 120
Dragon manure detail Dragon manure [d 2] 500
  1. ^ Produced by baby dragons.
  2. ^ Produced by adolescent and older dragons.

Players can collect all three kinds of manure (manure, green or dragon) if one has an empty bucket in the inventory, but mammal and bird dropping cannot be collected.

Manure is used for regular compost. Green manure is used for supercompost. Dragon manure is used for ultracompost, which increases yield of Farming patches and dramatically decreases disease chance.[8][2]

It is possible to obtain Mod Dolan's rubber duck from this activity.

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Other activities

Manure mound

Main article: Manure mound

The manure mound can be found north-east of Granny Potterington's house. It may be continuously turned for Farming experience. Strange rocks, golden rocks, and master farmer fragments can be obtained from turning the manure. Mod Daze's homework and Mod Dolan's rubber duck can also be obtained here.

Pickle the cat

Main article: Pickle the cat
Pickle the cat chathead

Pickle the cat may be talked to using a catspeak amulet or a cramulet. If he has caught 10 or more mice, talking to him will complete the In a Pickle achievement.

Beehives and milk

Main article: Beehives

Players can interact with the beehives behind the large pen on the east side of the farm. Certain types of plants may be added to a beehive which can result in a variety of different honeycombs. Noted flowers may be used. Each beehive produces one honeycomb from one flower on the hour, provided flowers have been added, and insect repellent is required to harvest honeycombs. Honeycombs can only be used at certain animal growth stages. Beehives can hold up to 27 flowers per type of flower per full load. Although different flowers can be placed in a single hive, it is probably better to use one type per hive for organisational purposes. If different flowers are put into a single hive, the production of special honey will be random.

Given that the price of Marigolds in the Grand Exchange is high at the moment due to high demand, a viable option is to buy the 10 marigold seeds from Olivia in Draynor Village or Coeden in Prifddinas and farm them in the flower patches since they only take around 18 minutes to fully grow.

Right-clicking the beehives can allow the player to see how many flowers have been deposited.

To harvest the special honeycombs, click on the hive and choose the option "Check Beehive." Make sure to spray hive with insect repellent or you will get stung. Choosing the option "Take honey Beehive" will result in a regular honeycomb being collected instead.

Flower / Grass Honeycomb Effect on animals Boost
Marigolds Marigolds Delicious honeycomb Delicious honeycomb Boosts happiness 10%
Rosemary Rosemary Dense honeycomb Dense honeycomb Boosts weight 10%
Woad leaf 5 Woad leaf Medicinal honeycomb Medicinal honeycomb Boosts health 10%
Nasturtiums Nasturtiums Runny honeycomb Runny honeycomb Boosts speed 10 gallopers
Snape grass Snape grass Sweet honeycomb Sweet honeycomb Boosts attractiveness 10 beauty marks

There are only two kinds of milk that can improve the stats of any animal: strawberry and vanilla. Chocolatey milk and plain milk have no effect. Yak milk is used in Herblore. In the long run it would be a much less reliable and far more expensive source of stat boosters compared to beehives as their production is limited by the cows' growth stages.

Milk Produce of Boost
Strawberry milk Strawberry milk Strawberry cow Strawberry cow Health between 0-12%
Happiness between 0-8%

Average total +10.1% (n=30)

Vanilla milk Vanilla milk Vanilla cow Vanilla cow Health between 0-9%
Happiness between 5-14%

Average total +15.8% (n=35)

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Farmers' Market

Main article: Farmers' Market

The Farmers' Market is the shop operated by Granny Potterington. Various farm upgrades and other Farming-related items can be purchased using beans.

Achievements

Main article: Farming achievements

All achievements of the Farming subcategory of the Skills achievements are related to the player-owned farm, 10 of which are hidden achievements.

Pre-release teasers

Music unlocked

Trivia

  • The animal stats for Weight, Attractiveness, and Speed are currently purely cosmetic. There were plans for shows for the animals to compare your animals with other players' that would provide a prize for the heaviest, prettiest, or fastest animals entered. These plans were placed on hold for the moment.[9]
  • Logging out or hopping worlds removes the muck from the animal pens.

References

  1. ^ RuneScape's Month Ahead - August (2018).
  2. ^ a b c July's Content Showcase - Player-owned Farms and more!. 17 July 2018.
  3. ^ 2018 - RuneScape's Year Ahead. 5 January 2018.
  4. ^ Jagex. Mod Rowley's Twitter account. 7 September 2018. (Archived from the original on 2018-09-07.)
  5. ^ Jagex. Mod Rowley's Twitter account. 9 September 2018.
  6. ^ Mod Rowley. Mod Rowley comment on reddit regarding PoF animal drop rates. 10 September 2018. "I'd like for us to consider some fine tuning first and adding in some mitigation, before we release all rates, but will say for now black dragons have a 1/2k rate (incl. KDB) and QBD is 1/200 (all for black dragon eggs)."
  7. ^ May - Content Showcase. 15 May 2018.
  8. ^ Elite Dungeons and Player Owned Farms - April Content Showcase!. 17 April 2018.
  9. ^ Mod Raven. Mod Raven comment on Reddit regarding the animal stats. 5 September 2018. (Archived from the original on 2018-09-07.) "Because the plan is for weight to have potential value in future. One of the things we had to cut on release were special animal shows, where you could compete against other players by submitting your farm animal to see if it was the fastest/heaviest/prettiest and would get a prize for doing so. We'd still like to add this in future at some point, so the functionality wasn't removed from the animals when we cut it. Plus it's interesting to let people see what they can get on animals."