[Top 10] Stardew Valley Most Profitable Animals (Ranked)

Most Profitable Stardew Valley Animals
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Top 10 Stardew Valley Most Profitable Animals

Are you prepared to learn the Stardew Valley farming trade secrets? Look no further than our list of the top 10 animal industries! These cherished animals will fill your farm to the brim with profits, from devoted cows to quacking chickens and cuddly rabbits. Our list will reveal the animals that provide the best returns on investment, whether you're looking for a reliable source of income or high-end handcrafted goods. As we explore the world of Stardew Valley's most lucrative animals, get ready to take care of your barns, coops, and sheds. With our advice, bid financial problems farewell and welcome farming wealth!

The animal mod used in this article is Cuter Fatter Animals by IdentityPollution.


The Chicken is a farm animal that lives in a Coop. Chickens can be purchased at Marnie's Ranch or hatched by placing an Egg into an Incubator, taking about 6 in-game days to incubate, or about 3 days with the Coopmaster Profession. Chickens are colored White, Brown, or Blue. The Blue variety can be obtained only after seeing Shane's 8-heart event. The color of the chicken is assigned randomly by the game when a chicken is purchased or hatched, so restarting a day after hatching a chicken may produce a different color.

When choosing a coop from Marnie's Ranch, the color of a chicken is displayed. The player is advised to cancel the order so they can try again for the desired color when selecting the chicken based on color.

Because white and blue chickens lay white eggs and brown chickens lay brown eggs, it makes a difference in completing the Community Center Bundles, especially if Remixed Bundles is not selected at the start of the game.
In an incubator, a Void Egg must develop into a Void Chicken. TA Void Egg can be acquired in three different ways. Randomly, a Witch will fly over one of the Big or Deluxe Chicken Coops while you're sleeping, leaving a Void Egg for the next morning.  As long as the user owns a Big or Deluxe Coop that is not full, the random event can initially happen. If you're married to Shane, you can also give him a Void Egg. Last but not least, players can pay Krobus 5,000g in The Sewers for a Void Egg.

Why Chickens are Great:

  • There are several kinds for players to purchase over time in their gameplay, allowing for a variety of flocks.
  • They produce eggs which are a great gift for most of the villagers.
  • The eggs can produce an artisan good of Mayonnaise and they are both used in food recipes. They also make for good gifts.

Chickens details:

  • Regular Chicken: Purchase them from Marnie’s Ranch for 
  • Void Chicken: Obtain them from a random Witch event or purchase from Krobus in the Sewers for 5,000g.
  • Golden Chicken: To obtain them Perfection must be reached. After that, a Golden Egg can be purchased from Marnie's Ranch for 100,000g, Qi's Walnut Room for 100, or during the Witch event.


The Cow is an animal that lives in a Barn. Cows come in two varieties: White and Brown. When purchasing a cow, the game decides randomly whether you will get a 50% chance of awhite or brown cow. Cows can become pregnant and give birth.

Cows who eat every day mature after 5 nights have passed. A mature and fed cow produces Milk every day. Milk does not vary depending on the color of the Cow, unlike Eggs. Once sufficient friendship and happiness is reached, they will produce Large Milk. Milk can be collected using a Milk Pail. Milking a cow increases friendship by 5 points. 


Why Cows are Great:

  • Milk can be placed in a Cheese Press to produce Cheese, which sells for Gold.png230g or Gold.png345g depending on quality. 276g with the rancher and 322g with artisan professions.
  • Milk is used in the spool of the Sewing Machine to create the White Overalls Shirt.
  • Regular Milk always produces regular-quality Cheese, while Large Milk always produces gold-quality Cheese. The quality of the Milk is not a factor. Cheese may be aged in Casks to increase its quality.
  • For all recipes requiring Milk, Large Milk, Goat Milk, or Large Goat Milk may also be used. It is used to create a multitude of recipes such as ice cream, chowder, omelet, and pumpkin soup.
  • 10 Milk (any size, including Goat Milk and Large Goat Milk) are used in the Home Cook's Bundle on the Bulletin Board (Remixed).

Cows details:

  • Cows can be purchased at Marnie's Ranch for 1,500g.
  • Milk: The base selling price of 125g. Provides +38 Energy and +17 Health
  • Large milk: The base selling price of 190g. Provides +50 Energy and +22 Health
  • Large Milk is an option for the Animal Bundle in the Pantry


The Duck is a Big Coop animal. Ducks can be bought at Marnie's Ranch or hatched by putting a duck egg into an incubator; this process takes about 5 game days to complete or roughly 2 days if you're a Coopmaster. Ducks can swim through farm-based bodies of water in the game, which is a charming fact to know.

Ducks that eat every day reach maturity after five nights. Every two days, a fully grown and well-fed duck will lay a duck egg that can be either sold or put in an incubator to raise another duck. A duck may start laying a duck feather instead of an egg once they have developed enough friendship and contentment.

Why Ducks are Great:

  • A Duck Egg can be placed in a Mayonnaise Machine to produce Duck Mayonnaise. It is liked by all villagers except for Caroline, Jas, Sam, Sebastian, and Vincent.
  • Duck Mayonnaise is used in the spool of the Sewing Machine with Cloth in the feed to create Aquamarine Shirt. It is a white dye when used in the spool of the Sewing Machine.
  • Duck Feather is Loved by Elliott and Leo, and liked by all villagers except for Penny.
  • Duck Feather is used in the Bundle on the Bulletin Board.

Duck details:

  • Purchase at Marnie's Ranch for 1,200g
  • Duck Egg sell for the base price of 95g
  • A Duck Egg is an option for the Animal Bundle in the Pantry
  • Duck Feather Sells for the base price of 250g
  • Duck Mayonnaise sells for the price of 375g


At Marnie's Ranch, you can buy a goat, an animal that resides in a Big Barn. Random pregnancies and births can happen to goats. Every other day, goats normally produce milk. Similar to cows, goats can have their milk collected manually using a Milk Pail or automatically with an Autograbber. After 5 nights, goats who eat every day reach maturity. They will start producing large goat milk if they have developed a strong bond and are content. Goat Cheese is an artisan good that is made from goat milk and a cheese press. Using goat milk will result in goat cheese of average quality while using Large Goats Milk will result in cheese of gold quality.  

Why Goats are Great:

  • It is Loved by Leah and Robin, and Disliked    by Harvey, Jas, Sebastian, and Vincent
  • Large Goat Milk is an option for the Animal Bundle in the Pantry. 
  • Goat Cheese can be placed inside a Cask to age from normal quality to silver, gold, and eventually iridium quality. Iridium quality doubles the base sell price of Goat Cheese.

Goats details:

  • Purchase at Marnie's Ranch for 4,000g
  • Goat Milk: Sells at a base price of 225g and 270g with rancher. It provides +63 Energy and +28 Health.
  • Large Goat Milk: Sells at a base price of 345g and 720g with rancher. It provides +88 Energy and +39 Health.
  • Goats Milk Cheese sells at a base price of 400g and with rancher it sells for 480g.


Marnie's Ranch sells the Rabbit, a farm animal that comes with a Deluxe Coop. Rabbits are incapable of reproduction, unlike the other mammal creatures in the game. When being petted, a rabbit produces a quiet sniffing sound. After six nights, a rabbit that eats every day has reached adulthood. Every four days, a mature, well-fed rabbit produces wool. They won't need to be sheared because they will drop it on their own. When friendship and contentment are sufficient, a rabbit may instead create a Rabbit's Foot than wool. 

Why Rabbits are Great:

  • Wool can be placed in a Loom to produce Cloth, which sells for 470g.
  • Rabbit’s foot is a loved item by every villager except Penny. 
  • Rabbit's Foot is used in the Enchanter's Bundle on the Bulletin Board. 
  • It can be used in dyeing, serving as a yellow dye in the dye pots. It is used in the spool of the Sewing Machine to create a Shirt that looks like a rabbit’s face on it.

Rabbits details:

  • Unlock with Deluxe Coop
  • Purchase at Marnie's Ranch for 8,000g
  • Rabbit's Foot sells for 565g and with the Rancher Profession, it sells for 678g.


The Sheep is a Deluxe Barn farm animal that can be purchased at Marnie's Ranch. Sheep can become pregnant and give birth. Sheep who eat every day mature after 4 nights have passed. Once mature, a Sheep periodically grows a wool coat every 3 days, if it is fed and has at least 70 happiness, which can be shorn with Shears that can be purchased at Marnie's Ranch. Alternatively, an Auto-Grabber will automatically shear every Sheep in a Barn. 

Why Sheep Are Great:

  • Wool is Loved by Emily, Liked by Sandy, and is a neutral liked item by the rest of the villagers except for Penny.
  • The more animals there are inside the same barn, the higher the chance for a sheep to give birth. 
  • One of the Farming Skill professions, the Shepherd Profession, exclusively benefits sheep. This shortens the wool-shedding period by one day, just like the Coopmaster profession.  

Sheep details:

  • Purchasing is unlocked with the Deluxe Barn upgrade
  • Purchase at Marnie's Ranch for 8,000g
  • Cloth sells for 470g. Quality Wool has a chance to produce 2 Cloth and sells for 470g. With the Rancher Profession, it sells for 564g, and with the Artisan Profession it sells for 658g


Pigs are Deluxe Barn farm animals. Pigs have the ability to conceive and give birth. Pigs that eat continuously reach maturity after ten nights. If the requirements are met, a mature pig that has been fed will produce truffles every day. Pigs operate in a different manner than other farm animals. They dig up truffles outside the barn and leave them there rather than producing a product inside. Truffles, meanwhile, do not gain anything from being ranchers. Truffles are not regarded as animal goods like milk or eggs despite being produced by pigs. Truffles are technically not foraged materials even though they are mushrooms.


Why Pigs are Great:

  • Truffles can be used in the Oil Maker to make Truffle Oil which is a profitable good.
  • Loved by Harvey, and liked by all villagers except for Jas, Sebastian, and Vincent.
  • Truffle Oil is an option for the Artisan Bundle in the Pantry.
  • Picking Truffles contribute to the Foraging Skill, providing a small amount of XP.
  • Mayor Lewis requests Truffle Oil by mail on the 21st of Summer of Year 2 in the "Mayor's Need" Quest. The reward is 750g and 1 Friendship heart.

Pigs details:

  • Purchasing is unlocked with the Deluxue Barn Upgrade
  • Purchase at Marnie's Ranch for 16,000g
  • Truffles sells at a base price of 625g. It provides a base amount of +13 energy and +5 health.
  • BaseTruffle Oil sells for 1,065g or with the Artisan Profession's +40% increase, sells for 1,491g. It provides +38 Energy and +17 Health


A horse is one of the best purchases players can make for their farm. You can only get it by constructing a Stable. The horse can be given a name after the Stable has been constructed and after it has been used for the first time. The horse is a mount in the game that quickens players' movement.

When traveling vertically, the horse requires two tile spaces, but when traveling horizontally, it just needs one tile space. The horse will automatically return to the Stable the next day if it is left elsewhere on the farm or in the Valley when the player goes to bed. While riding their horse, players can interact with a variety of objects, including gates, coop and barn doors, fish ponds, and villages. 

Why Horse is Great:

  • It increases players' speed by 30% which is a great benefit. 
  • If players drink coffee before riding their horses, their speed gets a further boost. It also continues at the same speed while riding through crops and grass.
  • You can add any extra hats you have to your horse.
  • Just like any other animal you can name it however you like or choose from one of the premade names.
  • Later in the game, there is a Horse Flute that warps the horse to the player, even on Ginger Island and the Desert.

Horse details:

  • Cost: 10,000g for the Stable


The Dinosaur is a Big Coop animal but they can be placed in any coop version. Dinosaurs can be hatched by placing a Dinosaur Egg into an Incubator, taking 12 days to incubate, or 6 days with the Coopmaster Profession.

Dinosaurs are born mature. A mature and fed dinosaur produces a Dinosaur Egg every 7 days, which can be placed in an Incubator to hatch another dinosaur or sell them.

Why Dinosaurs are Great:

  • A Dinosaur Egg can be placed in a Mayonnaise Machine to produce Dinosaur Mayonnaise.
  • A Dinosaur Egg is used in the spool of the Sewing Machine to create the Dinosaur Hat.
  • It can be used in dyeing, serving as a green dye at the dye pots

Dinosaurs details:

  • The Dinosaur Egg is both an artifact and an animal product.
  • Find the eggs by digging Artifact Spots, harvest from Pepper Rex in the Skull Cavern, or win in the Crane Game in the Movie Theater.    
  • Dinosaur Egg sells for a base price of 350g
  • Dinosaur Mayonnaise sells for a base price of 800g


Ostriches are farm animals that live in barns. Ostrich eggs can be incubated for 10 days in an ostrich incubator or for 5 days with the help of the Coopmaster Profession.

Ostriches that are fed every day reach maturity after 7 nights. Each week, an adult, well-fed ostrich lays an egg. To hatch another ostrich or to sell for a profit, an ostrich egg can be put in an ostrich incubator.

Why Ostriches are Great:

  • Ostrich Eggs produce 10 jars of Mayonnaise at once. Unlike chicken eggs, Ostrich Eggs produce Mayonnaise of the same quality as the egg. This is the only way to obtain a silver-quality or iridium-quality Mayonnaise. 
  • Ostrich Eggs work the same as regular chicken eggs in all recipes.
  • It is Loved by Leo and Liked by the other villagers except for Abigail, Dwarf, Haley, Jas, Pam, Vincent, Wizard, and Sebastian.
  • Ostrich Egg is used in the spool of the Sewing Machine to create the Warrior Helmet.

Ostriches details:

  • Find the first egg by solving Journal Scrap #10, or get it as a random drop from the chests in the Volcano Dungeon.
  • One egg sells for 600g
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