Troughs are found in each animal pen at the Manor Farm. They are used in the player-owned farm to feed the livestock in each pen. They can be filled with various organic resources to produce mush. Each trough can hold up to 1,000 produce. Food can be added either noted or unnoted, and the trough can be used from both inside and outside the pen.
Adding food from outside is done up to 60 at a time, but using on the trough from inside the pen allows any amount 1 - 1000 to be added in one action. Currently, using it on the trough from inside the pen is the only way to add variety mush back into a chinchompa's trough.
There is a chance for an animal to eat food every 2 hours (game time 00:00, 02:00, 04:00 etc.) and the correct food will raise animal health and happiness by 5–9%. Foods can be taken out of the trough as mush in order to reuse with other paddocks, but the original items cannot be reclaimed. As all food sources result in the same amount of produce, cheaper sources are better.
- ^ Even though chinchompas eat everything, they will only eat if the trough says "variety". Having food in it from the previous animal in will NOT count, therefore, the player must remove the contents as variety mush and re-add it to the trough.