Sims 4 Cottage Living is a simulator of a slow-paced country lifestyle, and the animals in the game have certain needs. Sometimes you can see stinky green clouds around your chickens – this means they need an urgent wash.
In this guide, we'll explain why you need to clean your chickens, how it can be done, and what happens if you neglect this duty. Plus, we'll provide instructions on how to keep your chickens happy and build a good relationship with them. Read on to get rid of the stinky cloud around your chickens.
Why are my chickens dirty?
Sims 4 is a life simulator, and just like real life, your Sims and their pets get dirty over time. You must maintain the right level of hygiene by regularly washing the chickens as you wash your Sims. If you don't, the hens will be unhappy and stop laying eggs. They can even become dangerous for you.
How to Clean Chickens in The Sims 4 Cottage Living
Maintaining the hygiene of your chickens in Sims 4 Cottage Living is a bit tricky. You cannot wash chickens directly, which confuses many players. Instead, you should clean their chicken coops. Here's how:
- Move your cursor near the chicken coop.
- Click on the cooperative.
- Choose the "Clean" interaction.
The second method of cleaning your chickens is to wait for the rain and lure them out of the coop. Follow the steps below:
- Wait for the rain to start and go to your chicken coop.
- Move the cursor near the chicken coop and select it to pop the chickens out of the suggested interactions.
- Let the chickens soak a bit, but don't leave them in the rain too long.
- Once the chickens are clean, call them back to the coop.
Alternatively, you can use a sprinkler to achieve the same effect.
Another way to clean chickens is to establish a friendly relationship with your chickens and convince them to hammer themselves. You can do this by interacting positively with them and giving them enough attention. If you befriend them and attend to all their needs, the chickens will take care of their hygiene on their own.
In this section, we'll answer more questions about caring for chickens in Sims 4 Cottage Living.
What happens if I don't clean my chickens?
If your chickens are dirty, they are unhappy. After a while, they'll decide you're not taking good care of them and leave your coop. However, they won't be able to do this if you build a fence or lock them in your inventory. In this case, they simply will not lay eggs. If you don't clean them for too long, the chickens can attack your Sim and even kill him.
How do I know what my chicken needs?
You can find out how each of your chickens feels by hovering your mouse over them. You'll see an indicator of his mood, hunger level, and hygiene. But you can also determine what your chickens need by their behavior and appearance. If your chicken is dirty, it will be covered in mud and may be surrounded by a stinky green cloud. If he is angry, he will attack you.
Will my chickens die from poor hygiene?
No, chickens in Sims 4 Cottage Living do not die from poor hygiene. But that doesn't mean you shouldn't clean them or their cages. This is not only cruel, but your hens will also lay fewer eggs. The lifespan of a chicken in the game is 20 days, so any chicken will die at some point. But you can prolong their lifespan by taking good care of them and giving them the healthy treat.
Why don't my chickens come out of the coop?
Chickens not coming out of the coop when called is a common bug reported by players. Sometimes this can be fixed by resetting the game. If that doesn't help, try moving your chicken coop - it will probably help.
Keep your chickens clean and happy
Now that you know how to wash your chickens and keep them happy, you'll get more eggs and simoleons. Make sure you don't intimidate your chickens or neglect their basic needs. After all, a good farmer is one who treats animals with respect.
What's your fastest way to befriend your chickens in The Sims 4? Share your experiences in the comments section below.