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Paddocks or pens are enclosures used for player-owned farming at the Manor Farm and the Anachronia Dinosaur Farm. They can hold a number of animals of the same type (6 for small pens, 4 for medium pens and the breeding pens, and 3 for large pens).

On the Manor Farm, there are two pens of each size and one breeding pen. Players cannot have different animal types in the same pen or put animals in an incorrect-sized pen. On the Anachronia Dinosaur Farm, there are five pens in total: one small, one medium, two large and one breeding pen. Players cannot have different animal types in the same pen, nor put animals in the incorrect-sized pen.

Pen deeds must be purchased from the Farmers' Market and Anachronia Dinosaur Farm Farmers' Market before construction. Once the deeds are purchased, paddocks on the Manor Farm can be constructed with planks and nails, and pens on the Anachronia Dinosaur Farm can be constructed using resources gathered from the Anachronia base camp.

All paddocks/pens, with the exception of breeding pens, can have a farming totem placed on them, which can activate Perks if there is at least one elder animal in the pen.

On the Manor Farm, most animals produce muck/manure, which can be cleared for Farming experience.

Manor Farm paddocks[edit | edit source]

Once the tutorial is completed, the breeding paddock is already constructed, but all the other paddocks require a number of planks and nails of increasing quality corresponding to the size of the paddock. When the player can't obtain the required materials by themselves, they can alternatively purchase pen construction kits with beans. As these are fairly expensive, it is only recommended to do so as a lower level ironman. Protean planks can be used in the construction of pens in place of all of the other planks. The required construction levels may be boosted or assisted. Paddock construction may not be boosted with a crystal saw.

There are two paddocks of each of the three sizes: small, medium, and large, as well as a breeding paddock.

Pen size Animals Construction Level Construction Experience Planks Nails Farming Level
(deed I)
Farming Level
(deed II)
Max animals
(of same type)
Small Rabbits, chickens, or chinchompas 20 600 10 oak 75 steel or better 17 28 6
Medium Sheep, spider, or zygomites 40 1,350 15 teak 150 mithril or better 35 64 4
Large Cows, yaks, or dragons 60 2,800 20 mahogany 225 rune 49 71 3
Breeding Any N/A N/A N/A N/A 17 N/A 4

Anachronia Dinosaur Farm pens[edit | edit source]

Unlike the paddocks at the Manor Farm, the dinosaur pens at the Dinosaur Farm require wood, vines, and stone that are obtained from the Anachronia Base Camp. Once the required resources are obtained, the required construction level may be boosted or assisted.

There is one small dinosaur pen, one medium dinosaur pen, two large dinosaur pens and a single breeding pen.

Pen size Animals Farming level Construction level Construction XP Resources

(wood, vines, stone)

Max animals

(of same type)

Small Frogs, Salamanders 42 45 3,000 1,000 of each 6
Medium Jadinkos, Varanusaurs 76 80 4,000 25,000 of each 4
Large 1 Arcane apoterrasaurs, brutish dinosaurs, scimitops, bagrada rexes, spicati apoterrasaurs, asciatops, corbicula rexes, oculi apoterrasaurs, malletops, pavosaurus rexes 98 90 5,000 75,000 of each 3
Large 2 Arcane apoterrasaurs, brutish dinosaurs, scimitops, bagrada rexes, spicati apoterrasaurs, asciatops, corbicula rexes, oculi apoterrasaurs, malletops, pavosaurus rexes 104 90 5,000 75,000 of each 3
Breeding Any 42 55 5,000 100,000 of each 4
Total 104 90 22,000 276,000 of each 20

Mucking[edit | edit source]

Each animal on the Manor Farm produces different types of muck in their paddock. When players "muck out", they gain Farming experience depending on the type of muck that is attempted to be cleared. No matter how many times experience is gained, each pile of manure will only fill one bucket.

Mucking out for cows 20 times is needed for I Hardly Manure achievement, which can be done in either a large pen or the breeding pen.

Muck does not affect animal stats or breeding chance. Thus, mucking any manure except dragon manure is mostly useful for its rather low experience gain and the chance at receiving master farmer fragments. While manure and green manure can be used when making compost and supercompost respectively, other items can be used which are easier to obtain.

Animal Muck Frequency Experience per action
Rabbit Mammal droppings detail.png Mammal droppings 5 minutes 20
Chicken Bird droppings detail.png Bird droppings 10 minutes 20
Chinchompas Mammal droppings detail.png Mammal droppings 20
Sheep Manure detail.png Manure 10 minutes 50
Green manure detail.png Green manure 120
Spiders N/A N/A N/A
Zygomites N/A N/A N/A
Cows Manure detail.png Manure 10 minutes 50
Green manure detail.png Green manure 120
Yaks Manure detail.png Manure 10 minutes 50
Green manure detail.png Green manure 120
Dragons Green manure detail.png Green manure [d 1] 10 minutes 120
Dragon manure detail.png Dragon manure [d 2] 500
  1. ^ Produced by child dragons.
  2. ^ Produced by adolescent and older dragons.

Players can collect all three kinds of manure (manure, green, or dragon) if one has an empty bucket in the inventory, but mammal and bird droppings cannot be collected.

Manure is used for regular compost. Green manure is used for supercompost. Dragon manure is used for ultracompost, which increases the yield of Farming patches and dramatically decreases disease chance.[1][2][3]

It is possible to obtain Mod Dolan's rubber duck and Mod Daze's homework from this activity.

Achievements[edit | edit source]

Update history[edit | edit source]

The update history project is a work-in-progress – not all updates to this topic may be covered below. See here for how to help out!
  • patch 6 January 2020 (Update):
    • Players can no longer see other players inside pens on Anachronia dinosaur farm.
  • patch 9 December 2019 (Update):
    • Corrected the naming of the diseased Jadinko when it appears inside a Ranch out of Time pen.
  • update 25 November 2019 (Update):
    • Anachronia Dinosaur Farm added to game.
  • patch 14 October 2019 (Update):
    • Combat dummies can no longer be deployed inside paddocks in PoF.
  • patch 12 August 2019 (Update):
    • An Assist System message will no longer appear for Ironman accounts when checking to build a paddock in Player Owned Farm.
  • patch 11 March 2019 (Update):
    • Callia the farmhand collector will now correctly collect animals from the breeding pen if you were to leave the area with less than the max amount of animals inside the pen.
    • You will now correctly be informed if the collector can't collect an animal.
  • patch 11 February 2019 (Update):
    • Using a farm animal on the paddock entrance will no longer cause a disconnection.
  • update 4 February 2019 (Update):
    • Players can now teleport out of the player owned farm pens.
  • patch 26 November 2018 (Update):
    • Reduced the painted down area of Manor Farm which was covering a wider area than it perhaps needed. This meant farm checks were running when you walked from places like the Ardougne lodestone to the Fishing Guild. The areas have now been tightened up to only cover the the outskirts of all pens and the hives.
    • Two tiles in the north-west paddock of Player-owned-Farm should no longer cause the player to be stuck under certain circumstances.
  • patch 1 October 2018 (Update):
    • Players can no longer light fires inside pens in Player Owned Farm.
  • patch 17 September 2018 (Update):
    • Granny Potterington now sells animal pen kits on the farmers' market.
  • patch 10 September 2018 (Update):
    • Any new rabbits you breed will now be bankable and tradeable. There were some very strange cases where if you kept your original tutorial rabbits in the breeding pen, then a majority of other bred rabbits would be classed as tutorial ones and therefore not bankable and tradeable. Apologies, but this fix will only tend to new rabbits. You'll have to sell any other untradeable ones you might have in a pen to the Rabbit buyer.
  • update 3 September 2018 (Update):
    • Player-owned farm added to game.

References[edit | edit source]