Taller (easier to select) Feeder Chests


#1

Problem: When the dodos are crowding around me, begging for food (not complaining about that feature – it makes hand-feeding them much faster), they get in the way of selecting the feeder chest to reload it. (Dodos aren’t good at planning.)

Suggestion: Make the feeder chest two blocks high. It will be easy to select when surrounded by dodos, and reasonably easy when surrounded by donkeys and yaks.

Cost: Same, or maybe an extra block of wood.

Appearance: Maybe two existing feeding chests, stacked, or existing on top and a wire basket on the bottom, or vice-versa.


#2

Yeah, I always have dodos crowding my feeder chest and I can’t refill it!


#3

I worked with many Dodos too, collecting eggs of certain rare kinds and they get in the for me too. Good thing they are compartmentalised with less Dodos and a feeder chest each.

The chest are never fully empty and I go to add more apples, I always have to time opening the feeder.

Other than that, like the donkeys, if they are standing in my way, I hold cages in my hand and keep taping at the feeder until it opens. Creatures are taken out of the way, I don’t have to wait and I just have to remember to uncage them before I go to the next dodo coup.

Feeder chest are nice but there has got to something that can be done to make it easier to get to them


#4

Holding cages while tapping is a good idea. I just let the colony get large and overwhelming, pulling out eggs as soon as I see them to keep dodo types separated. It works well enough for now, except for the crowding.

I tried putting the feeder on the far side of the gate, inset in the ground (so it could be filled from underneath) and on a wall, but the dodos couldn’t reach it.