Over the past few "Minecraft days" I've spent in the village I built, I noticed all of my villagers are huddled in one house, standing there throwing food at the same villager. They've been doing this for about 3 days straight, and I can't get them to just stop chucking potatoes at each other. Does anyone know how to make them stop??

  • Which version? 1.12.2, 1.13.2, 19w13b or something else? Commented Mar 31, 2019 at 22:20

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It seems they are 'willing', and looking for 'willing' partners:

Any villager with an excess of food (usually farmers) will throw food to other villagers, allowing them to pick it up and obtain enough food to become willing.

Why they keep going at it (throwing potatoes, that is) might be because their mating conditions are not met:

Villagers will mate depending on the number of valid doors. If "willing", villagers will mate as long as the population is less than 35% (Bedrock Edition: 100%) of valid doors, rounded down.

Once they have mated, they should lose their incessant interest in flinging food at each other.


  • thank you they have now populated my town lol
    – muffin
    Commented Apr 1, 2019 at 20:57
  • @muffin If this helps you, accept the answer (press the checkmark under the votes ting)
    – fwoosh
    Commented Apr 24, 2020 at 1:04

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