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IDProjectCategoryView StatusDate SubmittedLast Update
0004637Dwarf FortressDwarf Mode -- Petspublic2011-05-14 08:462017-12-16 16:27
Reporterking doom 
Assigned Tolethosor 
PlatformOSOS Version
Product Version0.31.25 
Target VersionFixed in Version0.40.13 
Summary0004637: Elk birds starve to death trying to hatch eggs because of [GRAZER] tag.
DescriptionSummary says it all. I caught and tamed a bunch of elk birds, made a pasture for them, added some hatching boxes, the females run to the hatching boxes, lay eggs and slowly starve to death trying to hatch them.
Steps To ReproduceCatch elk birds. Put elk birds in pasture. Put nest box in pasture. Watch female elk birds starve to death.
Additional InformationObviously this goes away if you remove the grazing tag from the raws.
Tags0.31.25, animals, pasture
Attached Files

- Relationships
related to 0004113resolvedToady One Large grazers (elephants and giraffes) can't eat fast enough to keep from starving 

-  Notes
Dwarfu (manager)
2014-04-06 11:25

Acknowledging this - don't believe it requires a save.
bjh21 (reporter)
2015-01-03 11:58

I think the grazing fixes in 0.40.13 have fixed this. Five elk bird hatchlings just hatched in my vanilla 0.40.22 fortress (though the eggs were laid in an earlier version).
Footkerchief (manager)
2015-01-03 13:41

K, we'll call it fixed.

Please PM a manager on the forums (or reopen the report) if this problem is still present in the latest version.
Loci (manager)
2015-07-02 12:51

Confirmed in v0.40.24.

While they *may* survive if their eggs hatch and they don't immediately lay more, I had 3/3 starve in one year with unfertilized eggs. And that was with occasional flying critters scaring them halfway across the map. Dwarves would drag them back to their pasture and they would immediately return to their hunger strike atop the nest box.
king doom (reporter)
2017-10-21 05:13

Still around as of 43.05
FantasticDorf (reporter)
2017-10-21 09:13
edited on: 2017-10-21 09:15

Relation could be established to 0004018 and 0007933 since grazers don't path towards grass with the intention of eating it, as much as randomly meander and eat grass underneath their tile randomly.

A fix the player can do themselves is to raise grazer co-efficient then station the egg boxes over lush areas of grass to reduce consumption, but that workaround renders grazing pointless.

Or alternatively take the elk bird aside into a cage, feed with dwarves on cage feeding labours then release back into pasture onto the eggs, but that requires micromanagement.

mrmagolor (reporter)
2017-12-16 16:27

Still present in 0.44.01.

- Issue History
Date Modified Username Field Change
2011-05-14 08:46 king doom New Issue
2011-05-14 09:30 king doom Tag Attached: 0.31.25
2011-05-14 09:30 king doom Tag Attached: animals
2011-05-14 09:31 king doom Tag Attached: pasture
2011-06-30 07:04 Hieronymous Alloy Issue Monitored: Hieronymous Alloy
2011-11-11 06:25 jwest23 Issue Monitored: jwest23
2014-04-06 11:23 Dwarfu Category Dwarf Mode -- Interface, Animals => Creatures
2014-04-06 11:24 Dwarfu Summary Elk birds starve to death trying to hatch eggs. => Elk birds starve to death trying to hatch eggs because of [GRAZER] tag.
2014-04-06 11:25 Dwarfu Note Added: 0024676
2014-04-06 11:25 Dwarfu Assigned To => Dwarfu
2014-04-06 11:25 Dwarfu Status new => acknowledged
2014-04-06 11:26 Dwarfu Category Creatures => Dwarf Mode -- Pets
2015-01-03 11:58 bjh21 Note Added: 0031666
2015-01-03 13:41 Footkerchief Relationship added related to 0004113
2015-01-03 13:41 Footkerchief Note Added: 0031668
2015-01-03 13:41 Footkerchief Status acknowledged => resolved
2015-01-03 13:41 Footkerchief Fixed in Version => 0.40.13
2015-01-03 13:41 Footkerchief Resolution open => fixed
2015-01-03 13:41 Footkerchief Assigned To Dwarfu => Toady One
2015-07-01 15:45 Loci Tag Attached: not fixed
2015-07-01 21:17 lethosor Assigned To Toady One => lethosor
2015-07-01 21:17 lethosor Status resolved => acknowledged
2015-07-01 21:17 lethosor Tag Detached: not fixed
2015-07-01 21:17 lethosor Resolution fixed => reopened
2015-07-02 12:51 Loci Note Added: 0032834
2017-10-21 05:13 king doom Note Added: 0036801
2017-10-21 09:13 FantasticDorf Note Added: 0036802
2017-10-21 09:15 FantasticDorf Note Edited: 0036802 View Revisions
2017-12-16 16:27 mrmagolor Note Added: 0037335
2017-12-16 17:54 Huntthetroll Issue Monitored: Huntthetroll

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