Coral Island is the newly released environment-saving farm sim by Stairway Games. On this gorgeous tropical island, you play as a farmer that’s helping to save the island from big oil. There are so many things you can do every day, there are fish and bugs to catch, crops to grow and water and townsfolk to befriend. Additionally, if you want to make your farm even better you can invite some animals to come in and live with you.
There are multiple types of animals that you can get right now in Coral Island. Not only are they adorable but they’ll produce some great products for sale. In this guide, we’ll run through the basics and more of ranching in Coral Island.
Disclaimer: Coral Island was released on the 11th of October 2022 in Early Access. As such information in this guide is subject to changes and additions. We’ll be adding more to this guide as the game updates!
After building your coop/barn you can buy the animals from Jack and Kenny at the Ranch located just North of your farm. They also sell feed, milk pail and medicine for your animals in case they get sick (medicine not in the game yet).
The Ranch is open 8 am – 5 pm from Sunday to Thursday. Is open from 8 am to 12 pm on Friday and is closed on Saturday.
|Milk pail||Good for collecting milk from animals.||300|
Chickens live in the coop and produce Eggs and Large Eggs. Eggs can be put inside the mayonnaise machine to produce mayonnaise.
|Buy Price||Chick: 300g | Fully Grown: 600g|
|Growth||5 days from Chick|
|Produce||Eggs, Large Eggs|
|Days to Produce||1 Day|
Ducks live in the coop and produce Duck Eggs and Large Duck Eggs. Ducks are unlocked after reaching Town Rank E. Duck Eggs can be made into Century Eggs.
|Buy Price||Chick: | Fully Grown: 1,000g|
|Produce||Duck Eggs, Large Duck Eggs|
|Days to Produce||1 Day|
|Quality||Duck Egg||Large Duck Egg|
Cows live in the barn and produce Milk and Large Milk. In order to obtain Milk from an adult cow, you will need a Milk Pail purchasable at the Ranch for 300g.
Milk can be used to make yoghurt from a yoghurt machine, butter in a mason jar and cheese in a cheese press.
|Buy Price||Calf: 1,250g | Fully Grown: 2,500g|
|Growth||3 Days from Calf|
|Produce||Milk, Large Milk|
|Days to Produce||1 Day|
Goats live in the barn and produce Goat Milk and Large Goat Milk. In order to obtain Milk from an adult cow, you will need a Milk Pail purchasable at the Ranch for 300g. Goats are unlocked after reaching Town Rank E.
Goat Milk can be used to make yoghurt from a yoghurt machine, butter in a mason jar and cheese in a cheese press.
|Buy Price||Kid: g | Fully Grown: g|
|Produce||Goat Milk, Large Goat Milk|
|Days to Produce||1 Day|
|Quality||Goat Milk||Large Goat Milk|
Sheep live in the barn and produce Wool and Large Wool. In order to obtain Wool from an adult Sheep, you will need Shears purchasable at the Ranch for g. Sheep can only be shorn when their wool grows in, which takes 2 in-game days.
Wool can be used to make Yarn from a Loom. Sheep are unlocked after reaching Town Rank E.
|Buy Price||Lamb: g | Fully Grown: 2,000g|
|Produce||Wool, Large Wool|
|Days to Produce||2 Days|
A four-legged steed. Helps you get around much faster than on two legs. Does not produce any animal products.
Growth: Comes as an adult
The animals that you can ranch in Coral Island are divided into two different buildings, the Coop and the Barn. Plus an additional building to house a Horse. Depending on which animals you want to have on your Ranch you’ll need to decide which to build first. To get started on your construction head over to the Carpenters Joko and Dinda.
The Coop can currently house four different animals: the Chicken, Duck, Peafowl and Quail.
It will cost you: 100x Wood, 50x Stone, 5x Bronze Bar, 10x Fiber and 2000 Coins to construct. It takes one day to build, and can initially hold 4 animals.
To upgrade the Coop in order to hold up to 8 animals you’ll need 20x Wood and 10,000 Coins.
The Barn can currently house six different animals: the Cow, Goat, Sheep, Llama, Luwak and Pig.
It will cost you: 200x Wood, 100x Stone, 5x Bronze Bar, 10x Fiber and 3000 Coins to construct. It takes one day to build, and can initially hold 4 animals.
To upgrade the Bran in order to hold up to 8 animals you’ll need 30x Wood, 2x Bronze Bar and 5000 Coins.
The Stable can only house one animal, the Horse.
It will cost you: 200x Stone, 50x Scrap, 5x Silver Bar and 15,000 Coins to construct. It takes one day to build and it does not look like you can upgrade it to get more horses.
Once you have purchased the construction for the animal house of your choice with the materials and coins above, you will then need to find an open spot on your farm to build it. Once you place the building down, in order to move it go back to the carpenters and purchase a move or destroy order for your buildings.
Taking Care Of Your Animals
Now that you have your chosen farm animal at home you’re going to have to take care of them. It’s a two-step process that you’ll need to do every day to ensure they’re happy and give the highest quality products.
- Feed them every day. Right now all animals eat Hay which you’ll need to buy from the Ranch. You’ll be able to unlock making your own Hay later on (Mill+Grass). But right now make sure you’re stocked up.
- Pet them every day. There’s a little heart above your animal’s head that indicates their relationship with you. Pet them every day to make it grow.
The more you care for your animals and consistently feed them, the happier they’ll be. This translates to higher quality animal products, which can be sold for more money.
The Laboratory offers upgrades to the quality of the player’s seeds, plants, fruit trees, and hay. Each upgrade costs some essence produced from kelps using the Extractor.
|Hay (Level 1)||1,250|| Bronze kelp essence (15) /|
Bronze kelp essence (10)
|Hay (Level 2)||7,000|| Silver kelp essence (15) /|
Silver kelp essence (10)
Upgrades purchased at the laboratory apply to all hay in the player’s inventory and all future hay purchases with no increase in price. Once upgraded, the base quality of all animal products will increase.
The efficiency of the player’s ranching tools is increased as they gain levels in their ranching skill. Gaining levels also allows them to obtain new crafting recipes or points to spend in their ranching tree. Gain ranching EXP by petting your animals and harvesting their animal produce.
|Skill||Description and effect|
|Animal Feed||Chance for animal feed to stay filled the next day.|
Level I: 10% chance
Level II: 20% chance
|Double Products||5% chance to harvest double animal products.|
|Fast Friends||Lowers the time to befriend animals.|
Level I: 5% increase in rate
Level II: 10% increase in rate
|Product Price||Increases the selling price of all animal products.|
Level I: 15% price increase
Level II: 30% price increase
|Product Size||10% chance to increase the size of animal products.|
|Quality Product||Chance to harvest better-quality animal products.|
Level I: 5% chance
Level II: 10% chance
Coral Island is a vibrant and laid-back reimagining of farm sim games. Be who you want and create the idyllic farm of your dreams, where you’ll tend crops, nurture animals, and build a bond with the natural world around you. Help revitalize the nearby town and its surrounding coral reefs, and forge relationships with a vibrant community of more than 70 fellow people who call Coral Island home.
Coral Island is currently out on Early Access on PC – Steam and Xbox Game Pass.
CORAL ISLAND GUIDES
- Coral Island – Friendship Guide
- Coral Island – Bachelorette Romance Guide
- Coral Island – Bachelor Romance Guide
- Coral Island – Cooking and Recipe Guide
- Coral Island – Best Crops To Plant
- Coral Island – The Complete Fishing Guide
- Coral Island – The Complete Mining Guide
- Coral Island – Bug Catching Guide
- Coral Island – Lake Temple Offering Guide
- Coral Island – Festival Guide