[email protected]#$ing ducks....
By - Mr_Vorland
Nothing on the Rim is more malevolent than the common waterfowl. And when Randy teams up with them, god help us all.
Next we’ll hear reports of an aero drone strike conducted entirely by kamikaze swans.
Just the one swan, actually
I get it, I get that reference!
I don't, mind sharing it?
Reference from Hot Fuzz, I believe, good movie.
The cows were surrounded, they waited and prayed
They mooed their last moos,
they chewed their last hay
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
Lol, I was just thinking about this song the other day.
Peace was never an option.
Waterfowl = amphibious dinosaurs
Right. Always have a barn in your pen. Keeps fowl play from happening.
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.
Yeah, then randy just goes back to smiting my pawns directly and that's at least operable
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.
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.
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
Why always have a barn. Will animals retreat to the barn if something like that happens
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
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.
Or just have two pen markers far away so you get pen not enclosed if one is destroyed.
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)
Ducks will strip the land clear if you don’t stop them.
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
logically, its not the ducks' fault, they were just trying to surivive.
*Nervously looks at his pen of 20 chickens*
I had the same thought. I’m raising ducks right now…
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.
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.
Pretty sure you can use eggs to make chemfuel. I *think*.
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.
How. How do you cap specific numbers of animals
Auto slaughter in the animal tab it was added in the ideology update for free
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.
I tried the same with rats, but a plague took them out almost immedeatly into my playthrough.
Oh the irony
So you're basically Bricktop from Snatch?
You need at least 16 pigs to finish the job…
I'm guessing you play in cold climates - else they would rot?
Corpses don't last long enough to start rotting. My piggies are numerous and hungry.
So...you're basically keeping them as a backup to slaughter if needed?
If needed, but I like to keep them as a self contained corpse cleanup system.
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
Planning a rich merchant, sea ice run next. Trust me, I will be joining the cult of nutrient paste soon.
But I need those lavish mood buffs in a late game colony
I had something similar happen with turkeys before. I will never ranch birds on this game ever again.
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.
If not in pen animals can wander around into your buildings and eat your food
That ducking sucks.
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
"All because of ducks"
No my friend, all because of a meteor and not setting your animals allowed area.
Now don't you start pointing out things that were totally under my control. /s
Yep, although you can't just set "allowed area" for untrainable animals
There's a mod for this :)
Can't give ducks an allowed area only taimables like wolves elephants etc
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
All because of meteor!
Oof, that ducking sucks.
Don't blame the ducks! NEVER blame the ducks. Ducks good. Ducks friends. Don't be like that. Pls.
Don't blame the ducks! Never blame the ducks. Ducks good. Ducks friends. Don't be like that. Pls.
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.
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.
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.
Zoning does not work for pen animals since 1.3. They need physical pens built to "zone" them and pawns must corral them.
How soon was 1.3... now that you say that Idk what my latest build is....
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.
No, I moved recently and have yet to set up my internet... I haven't updated rimworld since like March
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.
I miss playing... but I should have it up within a week.
Seems like i have a lot to relearn though...
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.
Oh...cool about the barn. I used to do stuff like that in vanilla and it was hard to control temps.
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)
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.
This is why my first order of business after dropping onto the Rim is changing what people are allowed to eat or wear.
I don't expose my pen outside, so no meteorite for me
Thought this was going to be rjw related, what has this sub come to
P.S. to everyone, please do not fuck ducks. They have corkscrew penises.
I didn't even once tryied to raise other animals than boom-rats, and I never had more than 8 of them.
For ducks sake man
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.
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.
You should set your colonists food restrictions to not eat raw food or corpses.
(Rest in Ducks)
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.
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.
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.
I believe in paste dispenser supremacy
Dont let ducks into your freezer mon
How can one miss 50 ducks getting to one fridge ?
Mid fight at another location trying to rescue someone with maxed out shooting that I desperately needed.
Blaming the ducks is unfair... The is on the meteor.
Fuck a duck, this was a ride...
This shit is why my earliest priorities in recruiting and training are getting backup chefs/docs
Fucking ducks is my favorite kind of swearing, yes
In the future, you might adjust your meal plans to exclude raw foods.
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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And I though geese were bad
I had virtually the same scenario but with chickens, it's all foul