The DFS Cow will become pregnant once every 9 days, when within 5m of a DFS Bull. The DFS Bull can make one cow pregnant every hour. When the DFS Cow is pregnant, you will see a blue hover PREGNANT above the DFS Cow. To collect the new birth, click the DFS Cow, and select BIRTH from the menu. A DFS Cow or DFS Bull will then be delivered to your inventory.
24 Hours after the DFS Cow has become pregnant with its first birth, it will be able to give milk. You will see a yellow MILK hover message above the DFS Cow. To collect the milk, click on the DFS Cow, click MILK from the menu, then a DFS Milk Crate will be delivered to your inventory. A DFS Cow is able to give a DFS Milk Crate once every 24 hours.
Instructions on how to care for the DFS Cow:
While wearing the DFS HUD, and the DFS Brush, you will need to click the DFS Bull, where you will see one of the following options: SETTINGS, RENAME, BRUSH, EXIT, WASTE, or SLAUGHTER.
To care for the DFS Cow, you will need to select BRUSH, Hover over the item with mouse pointer until you see the ‘Sit’ icon *Left-click to sit on it. You may need to toggle your AO if it doesn’t animate you Click ‘Care’ to complete the action and costs 5 Energy. This will increase the happiness by 20%, to a maximum of 80% (unless using Animal Protein). If you bring the happiness percentage to 80% (or 100% with animal protein), your avatar will automatically stand.
You will need DFS Animal Protein to reach 81% or higher. It is best to give protein after 21 days or more, just before selecting slaughter. To give the DFS Cow protein, place the protein near the DFS Cow, click the Cow and select PROTEIN from the menu. The cow will consume the protein, and the Happiness stat will gain 20%, and will be able to be increased higher than 80%.
Brushing will take you to a limit of 80% happiness. On a daily basis, you only need to bring the animal to 80%, unless you are ready to slaughter the animal. The animal will lose 40% every 24 hours, so the animal will stay alive for 48 hours, from being taken to 80% happiness. Animals can be taken into inventory, when the clock will stop until you rez your animals again.
The DFS Bull and Cow need a DFS Water Trough, and DFS Hay Bale within 10m, to keep their Hunger and Thirst stats at or near 100%. The animals will eat and drink throughout the day automatically, however, it is a good idea to monitor your animals’ food and water, to ensure it is always available, and that Second Life has not glitched. (For DFS Hay growth information please see seed information.) DFS Hay can also be purchased at the Main Store, or at the various markets.
Cow and Bull Feeding information:
One DFS Hay Bale (100) should last for around one week for a cow/bull.
Cow/Bulls will eat/drink when hunger/thirst starts going under 90.
Animal Slaughter Information:
This information is current as of 18 September 2017
Cows and Sows:
*Without Protein –
Age 0-3 – 3 meat
Age 4-10 – 5 meat
Age 11 and above – 7 meat
**With Protein (as long as you boost Happiness to 81% or more) –
Age 4-10 – 7 meat
Age 11 and above – 10 meat