In Banished you can build pastures that hold either chicken, cows or sheep. If you have 2 or more of one of those animals, will they breed on their own, or is the only way to get more animals through the merchant?


Animals will reproduce, although they won't actually "breed". You can actually get away with only buying one animal from a trader, and your herd will grow anyway (although this is a little bit of a risk)

  • How are we differentiating breeding and reproducing? – David says Reinstate Monica Dec 28 '14 at 19:36
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    I mean, you don't need two animals: one will reproduce by itself. Perhaps through mitosis. – Landric Dec 28 '14 at 19:38
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    Take heed of the risk of buying just 1 .... I bought 3 cattle. The count went up to 4. Then gradually down to 1 :o I thought I would have to wait a few more years for the trader to return, but luckily it started increasing again. – Disillusioned Dec 31 '14 at 18:15

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