Animal Trough is a place where we feed animals in Farmville. Once we fill the trough with animal feed it attracts one of a number of typically available animals which you can be adopted for our farm.Once an animal is adopted, Feed Trough will need to get filled up again in order to attract another farm animal.
Animal trough can be purchased from market in Buildings under Animals Tab.
If you do not choose to place it when we get a gift from a friend or just as an update we can later go into Gift Box for placement later. Once we click on the Animal Trough and choose “Look Inside” we’ll see this window.
Next we need to get the Animal Trough filled which will take 20 units of Animal Feed to top off the Trough. We can acquire Animal Feed in one of two ways—you can buy it by clicking on the “Buy Feed” button which costs 1Farm Cash for one unit of Animal Feed. If you click on the “Ask For Feed” you’ll be prompted to put a notice up on your FaceBook feed asking for more Animal Feed. You can also acquire more Animal Feed through feed posts.
We can get Animal Feed in other way as well-
When our neighbors visit our farm, they can click on our Animal Trough to give one unit of Animal Feed or, if you visit them, you can click on their Animal Trough and gift them a unit of Animal Feed. When we fill our neighbor's Animal trough at times we will get two more units of animal feed as bonus.
The Animal Feed Trough window shows visually how full the Trough is, and has six mug shots of the animals known to be nearby that may wander onto your farm. Animals will drop out of the rotation eventually and new animals inserted, so the six won’t stay the exact same for long.
The visual state of the Animal Trough changes as it fills up with Animal Feed:
Once the Animal Trough is filled with Animal Feed you’ll get a notice:
Sometime in the next day or so an animal will stop by and enter the Animal Trough. You’ll be able to tell by the fact that the light above the building entrance is green, the doors are closed, and the feed has been drained. If you visit the Animal Trough in time, you will be successful in adopting the animal for your farm and will have an option to share one with your neighbors.
All of your Animal Feed will be used up and you’ll need to fill your Animal Trough back up again to get another animal. However, if you wait too long, more than a couple of days, the animal will go away. You’ll see the following window instead:
By losing the animal you’ll only lose 2 units of Animal Feed, so you’ll have 18 units instead. The mug shot board in the Animal Trough will reflect which animals you’ve adopted and which still remain to be adopted.