How To Clean Chicken Coop In Sims 4 Cottage Living

Not able to clean chickens in Sims 4 despite trying multiple times? Read on to know a fix.

In the Cottage Living expansion of Sims 4, you have the option to raise chickens and take good care of them. So, for those wondering how to clean chickens in Sims 4 to keep things hygienic and also keep the animals happy, here are the steps you have to follow.

Sims 4 Cottage Living: How to Clean Chickens

To clean the Chicken coop in Sims 4 Cottage Living expansion, all you need to do is click on the Coop and choose to Clean Coop. This will make your Sim collect the trash inside it and make it sparkly clean again.

Chicken Coop or Animal Shed Cleaning Action Not Working?

If the chicken coop (or animal shed) is not getting cleaned even after trying many times and still showing as dirty due to a bug, these are the steps you need to follow:

  • Delete the localtumbcache file which is present in Documents > Electronic Arts > The Sims 4.
  • Do a Game Repair by following these steps.
    • Launch the Origin Client.
    • Choose My Game Library.
    • Right click on Sims 4.
    • Click on Repair.
    • Start the game again.

This solution has been posted on EA’s forum and could work for you. After doing this, the issue won’t crop up as often as it did. Soon, EA will fix this bug in a patch.

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Why is Cleaning the Chicken Coop important?

Aside from the fact that you will see green stink rising from the chickens and the coop when it’s dirty, it will also affect the happiness levels of the animals. We don’t want any unhappy chickens because it will affect the quality of the eggs too. So, it’s crucial to take the hygiene as well as happiness levels of your farm animals and consistently keep the coop clean.

Once it is done, hover over the chicken coop to see the Status which should say Clean. You can also hover over your individual chickens to see their Happiness, Hygiene, Hunger and Attention levels. If they are hungry, scatter feed around the coop and if you’d like, you can feed them separately as well. To increase the Attention levels, all you have to do is socialize with them. But if your friendship level isn’t very good, they might attack you as well so be careful.

All of this combined will ensure that your chickens are happy and friendly. If you use cheat codes, we’ve got a list of all Sims 4 Cottage Living Cheats that will help you with animal spawns, clothes, treats, traits and more fun stuff. While you are here, check out our guides on how to fix Sims 4 Script Call Failed Error and UI Cheats Extension Not Working issues.