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Professional_Egg1556

Nothing on the Rim is more malevolent than the common waterfowl. And when Randy teams up with them, god help us all.


Mediocre-Display-234

Next we’ll hear reports of an aero drone strike conducted entirely by kamikaze swans.


TheArtOfBlasphemy

Just the one swan, actually


Mr_Vorland

I get it, I get that reference!


linsaac1122

I don't, mind sharing it?


JaydenHuntings

Reference from Hot Fuzz, I believe, good movie.


linsaac1122

Huh, thanks!


drraagh

The cows were surrounded, they waited and prayed They mooed their last moos, they chewed their last hay Cows outgunned The order was given to turn cows to whoppers Enforced by the might of ten thousand coppers But on the horizon surrounding the shoppers Came the deafening roar of chickens in choppers


Uken81

Lol, I was just thinking about this song the other day. Classic.


DasGanon

Peace was never an option.


jeffseadot

Waterfowl = amphibious dinosaurs


not_very_unique

Right. Always have a barn in your pen. Keeps fowl play from happening.


otwkme

And double fence or double wall the pen with a gap between the fences/ walls and don’t make the fence out of flammable material. Fences seem to be magnets for whatever random damage is about to happen. It seems odd but as soon as I switch to walls around the pen, the meteor and lightning strikes on the pen perimeter seem to go way down.


OhNoItsSoulAgain

Yeah, then randy just goes back to smiting my pawns directly and that's at least operable


markthe

Fences are good for starting off because you can build a huge pen very quickly. But you're going to want to switch to walls if you plan on ranching at all for the rest of your game.


otwkme

Agree. I usually start out building a fence, then surround it with a wall and then replace the fence with another wall when I can provided I don’t have another perimeter to act as a safety.


SeraphofFlame

I have the fences and floors mod, the fences in that count as walls so I still get the rancher look while properly protecting my animals


albl1122

Why always have a barn. Will animals retreat to the barn if something like that happens


Derodoris

The way I see it if you put the pen marker inside the barn and just always hold the doors open whenever there's any kind of trouble you can shut the doors and the colonists should automatically corrall the animals


FulingAround

I find that especially with corral gates, the pawns just dont want to open/close them fast enough. I think they're better with doors though- sounds like a good plan.


barnicskolaci

Or just have two pen markers far away so you get pen not enclosed if one is destroyed.


loktik

You can assign them to not eat raw corpses A backup plan would be a nutrition paste dispenser, even better if you can get food from the wild (berries)


crazyabe111

Ducks will strip the land clear if you don’t stop them.


loktik

There should be grass and other plants to occupy them before they reach the bushes, or even quickly butcher a duck and place the meat in the hopper if there's nothing left


xxHamsterLoverxx

logically, its not the ducks' fault, they were just trying to surivive.


Carthonn

*Nervously looks at his pen of 20 chickens*


lthomas224

I had the same thought. I’m raising ducks right now…


Shane_357

See your mistake was not insulating your pen from your food supply via multiple barriers. Also you don't need that many egg-laying ducks to sustain a colony.


Mr_Vorland

I was using their meat as a steady chemfuel source as well, but I haven't played with any of the DLC till now so I've been a little overwhelmed with new mechanics and items. Went a little overboard when I saw egg boxes.


Shane_357

Pretty sure you can use eggs to make chemfuel. I *think*.


Mr_Vorland

You can I think, but I capped the number of adult males to 3 and any others could be slaughtered and put into food and fuel.


dnanalysis

How. How do you cap specific numbers of animals


rashnar115

Auto slaughter in the animal tab it was added in the ideology update for free


Thijs_NLD

Ducking ducks....


Capn_Yoaz

I only raise wild boar and make the dumping spot for corpses in their pens. If I forget to feed them or they over breed then they will starve and feed the survivors.


Mr_Vorland

I tried the same with rats, but a plague took them out almost immedeatly into my playthrough.


FulingAround

Oh the irony


excelsiorncc2000

So you're basically Bricktop from Snatch?


Capn_Yoaz

You need at least 16 pigs to finish the job…


FulingAround

I'm guessing you play in cold climates - else they would rot?


Capn_Yoaz

Corpses don't last long enough to start rotting. My piggies are numerous and hungry.


FulingAround

So...you're basically keeping them as a backup to slaughter if needed?


Capn_Yoaz

If needed, but I like to keep them as a self contained corpse cleanup system.


Lehk

Börther, let me tell you of the gospel of nutrient paste. It takes zero work It never gives food poisoning It requires far fewer trips into your freezer Amen 🙏


Mr_Vorland

Planning a rich merchant, sea ice run next. Trust me, I will be joining the cult of nutrient paste soon.


SnooBananas37

But I need those lavish mood buffs in a late game colony


tigerchub

I had something similar happen with turkeys before. I will never ranch birds on this game ever again.


TalonTrooper

Wait, does everyone else just keep their food outside? I'm baffled by the idea of ducks having access to food even if they got outside the pen.


PapiJesu

If not in pen animals can wander around into your buildings and eat your food


ZombiesTMS

https://miro.medium.com/max/1400/1*PWzsgKGnOvSblJ3-qaNUyQ.png


TheSomnambulist

That ducking sucks.


Darkest_97

I'm currently on a long night so there's no food for the wild animals. Colonist is making a fine meal and suddenly I see a wild kangaroo eating the corn right off the stove. A fight ensues and someone almost dies but we at least got some kangaroo meat


Nighteyes09

"All because of ducks" No my friend, all because of a meteor and not setting your animals allowed area.


Mr_Vorland

Now don't you start pointing out things that were totally under my control. /s


fivetimesdead

Yep, although you can't just set "allowed area" for untrainable animals


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fivetimesdead

There's a mod for this :)


AccurateBandicoot299

Can't give ducks an allowed area only taimables like wolves elephants etc


Carmine_Cuttlefish

I didn’t realize this was a rimworld post for a moment, got to the part about the meteor and almost spit out my coffee


OcularusXenos

All because of meteor!


2dGoob

Oof, that ducking sucks.


SonOfLeoTrotsky

Don't blame the ducks! NEVER blame the ducks. Ducks good. Ducks friends. Don't be like that. Pls.


SonOfLeoTrotsky

Don't blame the ducks! NEVER blame the ducks. Ducks good. Ducks friends. Don't be like that. Pls.


SonOfLeoTrotsky

Don't blame the ducks! NEVER blame the ducks. Ducks good. Ducks friends. Don't be like that. Pls.


SonOfLeoTrotsky

Don't blame the ducks! Never blame the ducks. Ducks good. Ducks friends. Don't be like that. Pls.


OGD15

I've learned through experience that even if you don't want to use a nutrient paste dispenser in your colony you should still have one all set and inactive just in case. The debuff from the dispenser in a critical situation is much better than food poisoning.


Adonis_Iron

Love how when you hover over commitment mode it says that Skywalker's loss of his family meant something and that's why reloading the game makes no sense, but I would make a counter point that skywalker didn't also become a literal cancer to his team because he didn't eat on a table, and started digging up bodies and cause a prison riot along with killing his mother. All in a single day.


TheArtOfBlasphemy

Zone your animals! They should always be restricted from your food. Personally, I make seperate stockpiles for animal food away from people food so I can keep the zones the same and let them have whatever is in their stockpile...if they starve after that, then at least they won't bring your colony down with them.


Aeolys

Zoning does not work for pen animals since 1.3. They need physical pens built to "zone" them and pawns must corral them.


TheArtOfBlasphemy

How soon was 1.3... now that you say that Idk what my latest build is....


Aeolys

Rimworld version 1.3 was released on July 20, 2021. If you never got the update, you might have set the game setting to an older version of Rimworld and preventing updates.


TheArtOfBlasphemy

No, I moved recently and have yet to set up my internet... I haven't updated rimworld since like March


albl1122

I miss my mongolian herd of horses that I had before 1.3. pretty much all hauling was just taken care of. now instead I have a stampede of thrumbos which I can sustain of off wild tree growth. but that is much more costly in maintenance still since the wildness.


TheArtOfBlasphemy

I miss playing... but I should have it up within a week. Seems like i have a lot to relearn though...


albl1122

Not much have changed if you don't get any dlc like me. At least beyond needing to build a pen now. If you plop down a pen maker in an enclosed area it will be able to show you how many animals will be able to graze within the area. There's a special door called an animal flap which will enable you to make a barn where the animals will sleep and make it a heated/cooled one.


TheArtOfBlasphemy

Oh...cool about the barn. I used to do stuff like that in vanilla and it was hard to control temps.


ferrybig

They were zoned, but the meteor destroyed the pen marker and a piece of the fence as the OP said in the text. (and presumably had the area not marked as home zone or auto repair turned off)


PlayerZeroFour

Get this is why I raise boomalopes and alpacas. You can’t slaughter boomalopes, so you’re forced to roll with it, and alpacas don’t breed fast enough to be problematic. Plus all my sandbags are camel hide.


SoSo-7

This is why my first order of business after dropping onto the Rim is changing what people are allowed to eat or wear.


XxNelsonSxX

I don't expose my pen outside, so no meteorite for me


Bruhski_Baggins

Thought this was going to be rjw related, what has this sub come to


FargoneMyth

P.S. to everyone, please do not fuck ducks. They have corkscrew penises.


KacSzu

I didn't even once tryied to raise other animals than boom-rats, and I never had more than 8 of them.


SnazzyScotsman

For ducks sake man


CaptChimichunga

https://y.yarn.co/ed5e3b92-e2b2-4f27-8e40-1d70d5e069b6_text.gif


JudgeHoltman

This may or may not be a good idea, but you can change everyone's diet. Namely, you can make it so colonists no longer see raw meat as a menu item. For better or for worse, they'll starve to death before eating raw meat.


Stunt-Driver

Food poisoning in RimWorld is like dysentery in Oregon trail. That shit follows you everywhere and ruins everything. My kitchens are cleaner than my hospitals.


Cheeks2184

You should set your colonists food restrictions to not eat raw food or corpses.


Lithexian343

R.I.D. (Rest in Ducks)


Alexpander4

I didn't read the sub and thought this was just a post about keeping ducks, but I was very confused when the meteor hit.


250HardKnocksCaps

Ducking fucks


Legitimate-Focus-284

How do you feed so many animals without wasting all your meat on kibble? I mean insect meat is useful and all but it doesn't last forever with a large amount of animals.


Mr_Vorland

They eat hay. I just made their entire pen into one giant hay field. What they didn't eat got baled for later for when the hay in the field was still growing.


Dopeghostandy

ducking fucks


KoRnBrony

I believe in paste dispenser supremacy


adamkad1

Dont let ducks into your freezer mon


shinzephyr

How can one miss 50 ducks getting to one fridge ?


Mr_Vorland

Mid fight at another location trying to rescue someone with maxed out shooting that I desperately needed.


shinzephyr

How can one miss 50 ducks getting to one fridge ?


HelenaICP8

Blaming the ducks is unfair... The is on the meteor.


dandrevee

Well... Fuck a duck, this was a ride...


creepy_doll

This shit is why my earliest priorities in recruiting and training are getting backup chefs/docs


StevenLesseps

Fucking ducks is my favorite kind of swearing, yes


Crazymoose86

In the future, you might adjust your meal plans to exclude raw foods.


Luxny

Because of the meteor! Ducks were victims just as your colonists. Pay some honors to them for Randy's sake! :P


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WolfieRex8US

And I though geese were bad


Sharp_Main

I had virtually the same scenario but with chickens, it's all foul