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There are plenty of farming structures in Stardew Valley, and Silos are one of them. A Silo is a small cylindrical shed where you can store hay for your farm animals. You can store up to 240 items of hay cut from the grass on your farm. Silos make farming easier as your character doesn’t need to run long distances for hay. Here’s how to build a Silo in Stardew Valley.
How to Build a Silo in Stardew Valley
Just like all other farming constructions, you will need to start by consulting Robin the carpenter in Pelican Town and ask her to build you a Silo.
Here’s what you need to purchase a Silo:
- Five Copper bars
- Ten Clay
- 100 Gold
- 100 Stone
Robin will agree to build you a Silo if she isn’t already working on a building on your farm. She will take two days to complete building the Silo, after which you can place up to 240 hay inside it for your farm animals.
How to Use a Silo in Stardew Valley
You will likely need to build more than one Silo if you have more farm animals. Silos are particularly useful in winter when there isn’t enough grass for your animals to graze. Once you’ve placed the hay inside the Silo, you simply need to open it and drop the hay in troughs whenever your farm animals are hungry.
The Silo takes up 3×3 game squares so make sure it does not obstruct another object on your farm. Make sure you’re cutting grass with the right tool so that it gets stored in the Silo. You will have to use a scythe in order to cut grass into hay for the Silo.
Since many players install multiple Silos and don’t fill them up to the brim – it can get tough to keep track of how much hay you’ve collected and whether it’ll last the farm through winter. You can actually check this by heading to your computer in the Farmhouse.
Although much more expensive, there is an alternative to cutting and storing hay. You can buy hay from Marnie in the village as well.