I’ve got one villager up 7 blocks surrounded with 6 doors. On ground level I have villagers who are supposed to breed. They are willing, their inventories are full of potatoes, and I’ve been sitting here for hours. Hearts are popping up above their heads but nothing happens. I am playing on Xbox One.

  • Could you include a screenshot of your setup? Jan 16, 2018 at 19:10
  • Sure! It’s up there now
    – Carter Ray
    Jan 16, 2018 at 19:37
  • I read this quickly, read 'bleeding' instead or 'breeding'. Tought I was clicking on a question about some satanic mod or something. :p
    – Fredy31
    Jan 16, 2018 at 19:42
  • @TheMattbat999 it’s up there
    – Carter Ray
    Jan 16, 2018 at 19:59
  • @CarterRay Can I assume from you overriding my edit that you were actually playing on the Xbox One Edition of Minecraft?
    – pppery
    Jan 3, 2020 at 19:54

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Villagers breeding is directly related to the number of doors in their village (Naturally generated or otherwise) The Villagers will only breed when the number of villagers is below 35% of the number of doors in the village, Supposing you have 6 doors then the villages population cap is 2.1 villagers. Correct me if I'm wrong but I believe you need more doors

  • There are far enough below that they shouldn’t be counted in the population census but still breed to. They had hearts, thanks for your comment, I have scratched the whole thing and thrown a lot of doors down now though
    – Carter Ray
    Jan 19, 2018 at 19:54

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