I've just started a Dwarf Fortress (0.34.11) game and I just happen to start in a location with Climate: Freezing. The ground is covered in snow, but there's grass outside and I want to make a pasture for my animals. Will they be able to graze even if the ground is covered in snow?


Yes. Animals will clear the snow to get at the grass, then eat the grass and continue along their merry way.

You can pasture your animals outside without fear.

  • Well, without additional fear. There's still starvation due to too small a grazing area, death by violent animal fight, random goblin raids, "unfortunate accidents"... – Shadur Nov 7 '13 at 12:59
  • @Shadur But of course! Don't discount the possibility of death by magma, either! – Raven Dreamer Nov 7 '13 at 13:31
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    Isn't it also possible that they could freeze to death? – Zibbobz Nov 7 '13 at 14:51
  • @Zibbobz I am pretty sure that only applies to naked dwarves / older versions of DF. I've never seen anything freeze to death, personally. – Raven Dreamer Nov 7 '13 at 16:03

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