Dinkum Animal Farming Guide

Are you trying to raise a successful animal farm in Dinkum? Everything you need to know is in our Dinkum Farming Animal Guide.

Are you trying to raise Chooks, Vombats, and Pleeps in Dinkum? Getting and caring for animals is a process but easily achievable, even for novice Dinkers. In this Dinkum farm animal guide, we’ll cover everything you need to know about raising a successful animal farm in Dinkum. 

How Do You Get Farm Animals in Dinkum?

Starting Your Farm in Dinkum 

Here’s how to start your animal farm in Dinkum: 

  1. Get the Handling Licence from Fletch.
  2. Visit Erwin and walk up to the pet you want, and hit the E key. 
  3. Purchase the animal. 
  4. Right-click the box to pick up the animal. 
  5. Left-click to release the animal into a fenced-in area. 

To start an animal farm in Dinkum, get the Handling Licence from Fletch, visit Erwin, purchase an animal, then release the animal in a fenced-in area.

Dinkum Farm Animal Guide
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And there you have it! Now you’ve successfully got your first animal, but now you need to care for it so that it produces goods for you. Continue reading for an in-depth explanation of how to run an efficient farm in Dinkum. 

Gaining Access to All Farm Animals in Dinkum

To get all the farm animals available to you in Dinkum, you’ll need to get Erwin to move to your town as a Resident. Complete side quests when he visits to improve your relationship with him. Eventually, his Building Deed will become available with Fletch. Once he’s ready to move in, you’ll need to construct Irwin’s Barn to get access to all the animals available, as you only have access to Chooks when he is a Visitor. 

Erwin’s Barn will cost 150,000 Dinks and the following materials: 

  • Gum Logs x15 
  • Palm Logs x10
  • Tin Sheets x4
  • Copper Ingots x4
  • Cement x5
  • Nails x16
Dinkum Farm Animal Guide
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Once you build Erwin’s Barn, you’ll have access to all the farm animals in Dinkum. To access all animals in Dinkum, you’ll need your Handling License Level 3, which costs 3,000 Permit Points, or 4,250 Permit Points total for all three Levels. 

Cost and Types of Farm Animals in Dinkum

Here’s a breakdown of all the different types of farm animals you can get in Irwin’s Barn in Dinkum and their costs:

Type of AnimalHandling Licence RequiredDink CostProduces
ChookHandling Licence Level 1Ð 5,000Chicken Egg, Large Egg
Vombat JoeyHandling Licence Level 2Ð 15,000Adults produce Milk
PleepHandling Licence Level 3Ð 25,000Wool

The type of animal that Erwin has is random, but he’ll always have Chooks and either a Pleep or a Vombat Joey. 

Caring for Your Farm Animals in Dinkum 

There are only a few things that you need to do to care for your animals in Dinkum.

Here are the key things you need to care for farm animals in Dinkum: 

  • Construct a fenced-in area for them to live.
  • Feed them Animal Food, which can be produced at the Grain Mill with either Grass Seeds or Corn. You can also purchase Animal Food from Erwin for 100 Dinks per Animal Food.
  • Provide a shelter for each animal. 
  • Pet them daily. 
Farm animal book Dinkum
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Examine your farm animals’ happiness by pressing the ESC key and clicking the Animals tab. The higher the animal’s happiness, the more they produce and the more you can sell them for. 

Advanced Farm Guide Tips

Once you gain all the animals you can get from Irwin’s Barn, there are a few things to keep in mind. 

  • Make sure to provide grass to Vombat Joeys as that’s their food of choice. To do this, just select grass seed and place it in any dirt patches.
  • You can construct a Silo to automatically feed your animals. The Silo will re-fill the Animal Feeder every morning when you wake up. 
  • A good strategy to make more Dinks is raising Chooks or any animal to maximum happiness, then selling them and starting the process over again. 
  • You can get pet Diggos by taming them with an Animal Collar found in the Mines. The Mines are a late-game area that you can enter if you have a Deep Mining Licence from Fletch.
  • Mu can also be tamed and ridden as a mount by finding the Mu Saddle in the Mines.  
  • To tame Mu and Diggos, place the collar or saddle on them, then put them in a fenced in area until they respond to you.
  • The Mine Pass costs 25,000 Dinks from John. You’ll need a new one each time you want to go down into the mines. 
Mine Entrance Dinkum
Screenshot of Mine Entrance via Gamer Digest/Dinkum

And there you have it! That is everything you would ever need to know to start and sustain a successful animal farm in Dinkum. 

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