I still don't understand why the villagers will not breed. I put a villager in a blockhouse (3 houses one on the other and another house near the top one on a side), gave him enough food,traded with him,and still he has not entered love mode. Then,I spawned another villager near him,and still he has not entered love mode. I even quited and reloaded world. Still he has not.
Notes: I play Minecraft 1.8.7,I looked up on the wiki,but I did not succeded and I do not use mods on 1.8.7.

Edit: I have already used the multiple doors trick,by adding 2 doors to the building.

  • Do not mark this as duplicate,because I looked on other questions and the did not solve my problem.
    – John
    Jul 15 '15 at 18:01
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    Villager breeding is an incredibly slow and tedious process - they don't enter breeding mode simply because they've fulfilled all of the criteria. Once the villager meet the requirements to enter Mating mode, they will occasionally and at random enter it. It's an infrequent occurrence at best, and then when you consider that two villagers have to do it simultaneously? Well, that's why the other questions on this topic indicate that it's not a fast process.. There's a saying: "A watched kettle never boils", and it's appropriate here. Go do something else while you wait...
    – JonK
    Jul 15 '15 at 18:05
  • how long you waited for?
    – Skye
    Jul 15 '15 at 18:05
  • I believe when I last did it, it took around 5 in-game days before they lucked out and entered Mating mode at the same time. It does speed up the bigger the village gets though.
    – JonK
    Jul 15 '15 at 18:07
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    Personally I wouldn't consider it a cheat, especially if you make entire buildings. The game mechanics seemed to be designed so that villagers will never overpopulate a village. So, in order to make the villagers reproduce, you have to give them more space to "live".
    – Tim S.
    Jul 15 '15 at 19:27

The problem

Why the villager don't breed? It depends on how many door you placed, how many villager and how long do you wait.


Naturally, it will start breeding soon.
If you couldn't wait much longer, add more door and more villager to the house.


  • You can only see the love particle when you set the particle to all in Video Option.
  • In 1.8 or higher, To breed farmer, you will need them to plant and harvest crops a few time.
  • I was testing just on creative to see how it works. Actually,on survival I had 2 villagers and 6 doors in a village.
    – John
    Jul 24 '15 at 21:52
  • So, try to add more door.
    – Angelo
    Jul 25 '15 at 2:57

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