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Coral Island – Beginner’s Guide To Ranching (Updated)

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.

Update: Updated 23rd May 2023 after the Summer Update.

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!

   

The Ranch

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.

ItemCost
HayAnimal feed.30
Milk pailGood for collecting milk from animals.300
 

All Ranch Animals

ChickenDuckQuailPeafowl
CowGoatSheepLlama
LuwakPigHorse
 

Chicken

Chickens live in the coop and produce Eggs and Large Eggs. When your chicken reaches 5 hearts it will automatically start laying large eggs.

CoopLvl. 1
Town RankF
PriceBuy: 600g | Sell: 360g
ProduceEggs, Large Eggs
Days to Produce1 Day

Eggs can be used to make artisanal products such as:

  • Mayonnaise – Eggs can be put inside the mayonnaise machine to produce mayonnaise.
  • Salted Egg – Eggs can be put inside a mason jar to produce salted eggs.
  • Century Egg – Eggs can be put inside an aging barrel to produce century eggs.
 

Chicken Product Sale Prices

QualityEggLarge EggMayonnaiseLarge MayonnaiseSalted EggLarge Salted EggCentury EggLarge Century Egg
Time1 day1 day5 hrs5 hrs5 hrs5 hrs4 days4 days
Base45g75g90g150g75g115g175g345g
Bronze52g86g105g170g85g130g200g390g
Silver59g98g120g195g100g145g225g435g
Gold68g113g135g225g115g170g250g510g
Osmium90g150g180g300g150g225g340g675g
 

Duck

Ducks live in the coop and produce Duck Eggs and Large Duck Eggs. When your duck reaches 5 hearts it will automatically start laying large duck eggs.

CoopLvl. 1
Town RankE
PriceBuy: 1,000g | Sell: 600g
ProduceDuck Eggs, Large Duck Eggs
Days to Produce2 Days
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Eggs can be used to make artisanal products such as:

  • Mayonnaise – Eggs can be put inside the mayonnaise machine to produce mayonnaise.
  • Salted Egg – Eggs can be put inside a mason jar to produce salted eggs.
  • Century Egg – Eggs can be put inside an aging barrel to produce century eggs.
 

Duck Product Sale Prices

QualityDuck EggLarge Duck EggDuck MayonnaiseLarge Duck MayonnaiseSalted Duck EggLarge Salted Duck EggCentury Duck EggLarge Century Duck Egg
Normal95g155g200g330g150g250g450g750g
Bronze109g178g230g380g175g285g525g855g
Silver124g202g260g430g195g325g585g975g
Gold143g233g300g495g225g370g675g1,110g
Osmium190g310g400g660g300g495g900g1,485g
 

Quail

Quail live in the coop and produce Quail Eggs and Large Quail Eggs. When your Quail reaches 5 hearts it will automatically start laying large quail eggs.

CoopLvl. 2
Town RankD
PriceBuy: 5,000g | Sell: 3,000g
ProduceQuail Eggs, Large Quail Eggs
Days to Produce4 Days

Eggs can be used to make artisanal products such as:

  • Mayonnaise – Eggs can be put inside the mayonnaise machine to produce mayonnaise.
  • Salted Egg – Eggs can be put inside a mason jar to produce salted eggs.
  • Century Egg – Eggs can be put inside an aging barrel to produce century eggs.
 

Quail Product Sale Prices

QualityQuail EggLarge Quail EggQuail MayonnaiseLarge Quail MayonnaiseSalted Quail EggLarge Salted Quail EggCentury Quail EggLarge Century
Quail Egg
Normal245g395g490g790g370g595g1,110g1,785g
Bronze282g454g565g910g425g680g1,275g2,040g
Silver319g514g640g1,030g480g770g1,440g2,310g
Gold368g593g735g1,185g550g890g1,650g2,670g
Osmium490g790g980g1,580g735g1,185g2,205g3,555g
 

Peafowl

Peafowl lives in the coop and produces Peacock Feathers and Large Peacock Feathers. When your peafowl reaches 5 hearts it will automatically start producing large feathers.

CoopLvl. 2
Town RankC
PriceBuy: 20,000g | Sell:
ProduceFeather, Large Feather
Days to Produce8 Days
 

Peafowl Product Sale Prices

QualityFeatherLarge Feather
Normal1,085g1,475g
Bronze1,248g1,696g
Silver1,411g1,918g
Gold1,628g2,213g
Osmium2,170g2,950g
 

Cow

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.

BarnLvl. 1
Town RankF
PriceBuy: 2,500g | Sell: 1,500g
ProduceMilk, Large Milk
Days to Produce1 Day

Milk can be used to make artisanal products such as:

  • Butter – Milk can be put inside a mason jar to produce butter.
  • Cheese – Milk can be put inside a cheese press to produce cheese.
  • Yogurt – Milk can be put inside the yogurt machine to produce yogurt.
 

Cow Product Sale Prices

QualityMilkLarge MilkButterLarge ButterCheeseCheese WheelYogurtLarge Yogurt
Normal80g130g135g210g160g260g240g390g
Bronze92g150g155g240g185g300g275g450g
Silver104g169g170g270g210g340g310g505g
Gold120g195g195g310g240g390g360g585g
Osmium160g260g255g405g320g520g480g780g
 

Sheep

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 400g. Sheep can only be shorn when their wool grows in, which takes 2 in-game days. Sheep are unlocked after reaching Town Rank E.

BarnLvl. 1
Town RankE
PriceBuy: 2,000g | Sell:
ProduceWool, Large Wool
Days to Produce2 Days
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Wool can be used to make artisanal products such as wool cloth on a Loom. A Loom can be crafted after the player reaches level 6 in their Ranching skill.

  • Wool Cloth – Wool can be put inside a Loom to produce wool cloth.
 

Sheep Product Sale Prices

QualityWoolLarge WoolWool ClothLarge Wool Cloth
Normal170g285g375g625g
Bronze196g328g430g720g
Silver221g371g485g815g
Gold255g428g560g940g
Osmium340g570g750g1,255g
 

Goat

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.

BarnLvl. 2
Town RankD
PriceBuy: 8,000g | Sell: 4,800g
ProduceGoat Milk, Large Goat Milk
Days to Produce2 Days

Milk can be used to make artisanal products such as:

  • Butter – Milk can be put inside a mason jar to produce butter.
  • Cheese – Milk can be put inside a cheese press to produce cheese.
  • Yogurt – Milk can be put inside the yogurt machine to produce yogurt.

Goat Product Sale Prices

QualityGoat MilkLarge Goat MilkGoat ButterLarge Goat ButterGoat CheeseGoat Cheese WheelGoat YogurtLarge Goat Yogurt
Normal210g350g330g540g420g700g630g1,050g
Bronze242g403g380g620g485g805g725g1,210g
Silver273g455g425g700g545g910g820g1,365g
Gold315g525g490g805g630g1,050g945g1,575g
Osmium420g700g645g1,065g840g1,400g1,260g2,100g
 

Pig

Pigs live in the barn and produce Black Truffle and White Truffles. Pigs have the ability to dig up truffles on the farm every three days. And they need to be let out of the barn and have available grass in order to dig.

BarnLvl. 2
Town RankC
PriceBuy: 12,000g | Sell: 7,200g
ProduceBlack Truffle, White Truffle
Days to Produce3 Days

Truffles can be used to make artisanal products such as Truffle Oil from an Oil Press. An Oil Press can be crafted after the player reaches level 8 in their Foraging skill. Or purchased at Ratih’s Float Market for 2,540g.

  • Truffle Oil – Truffles can be put inside an Oil Press to produce truffle oil.
 

Pig Product Sale Prices

QualityBlack TruffleWhite TruffleBlack Truffle OilWhite Truffle Oil
Normal590g925g1,300g2,035g
Bronze679g1,064g1,495g2,340g
Silver767g1,203g1,685g2,645g
Gold885g1,388g1,945g3,055g
Osmium1,180g1,850g2,595g4,070g
 

Llama

Llamas live in the barn and produce Llama Wool and Large Llama Wool. In order to obtain Wool from an adult Llama, you will need Shears purchasable at the Ranch for g. Llamas can only be shorn when their wool grows in, which takes 2 in-game days.

BarnLvl. 2
Town RankB
PriceBuy: 30,000g | Sell:
ProduceLlama Wool, Large Llama Wool
Days to Produce4 Days

Llama Wool can be used to make artisanal products such as Yarn on a Loom. A Loom can be crafted after the player reaches level 6 in their Ranching skill.

  • Yarn – Wool can be put inside a Loom to produce Yarn.
 

Llama Product Sale Prices

QualityWoolLarge Llama WoolLlama YarnLarge Llama Yarn
Normal530g885g1,165g1,945g
Bronze610g1,018g1,340g2,240g
Silver689g1,151g1,515g2,530g
Gold795g1,328g1,750g2,920g
Osmium1,060g1,770g2,330g3,895g
 

Luwak

The Luwak as it’s known in Indonesia is an Asian Palm Civet cat particular to the Southeast Asian region. And they produce a very unique product – coffee beans. In the real world the coffee beans are passed through the digestive of the Luwak. But in Coral Island these helpful ranch animals help you just find the coffee beans.

BarnLvl. 2
Town RankB
PriceBuy: 30,000g | Sell:
ProduceGesha Coffee Bean, Large Gesha Coffee Bean
Days to Produce3 Days

Gesha Coffee Beans can be used to make artisanal products such as Gesha Coffee as well as Aged Gesha Coffee.

  • Gesha Coffee – Gesha Coffee Beans can be put inside a Keg to produce Gesha Coffee.
  • Aged Gesha Coffee – Gesha Coffee can then be further processed inside an Aging Barrel to produce Aged Gesha Coffee.
 

Luwak Product Sale Prices

QualityGesha Coffee BeanLarge Gesha Coffee BeanGesha CoffeeLarge Gesha CoffeeAged Gesha CoffeeAged Large Gesha Coffee
Normal430g715g860g1,430g1,720g2,860g
Bronze495g822g990g1,645g1,980g3,290g
Silver559g930g1,120g1,860g2,240g3,720g
Gold645g1,073g1,290g2,145g2,580g4,290g
Osmium860g1,430g1,720g2,860g3,440g5,720g
 

Horse

A four-legged steed. Helps you get around much faster than on two legs. Does not produce any animal products.

Cost: 15,000g
Growth: Comes as an adult
Town Rank: F

 

Animal Housing

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.

Coop

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.

Barn

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.

Stable

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.

  1. 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.
  2. 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 them 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.

Upgrade Hay

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.

Upgrade TypeCostEssence
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.

 

Ranching Skills

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.

SkillDescription and effect
Tier I
 Animal FeedChance for animal feed to stay filled the next day.
    Level I: 10% chance
    Level II: 20% chance
 Double Products5% chance to harvest double animal products.
 Fast FriendsLowers the time to befriend animals.
    Level I: 5% increase in rate
    Level II: 10% increase in rate
Tier II
 Product PriceIncreases the selling price of all animal products.
    Level I: 15% price increase
    Level II: 30% price increase
 Product Size10% chance to increase the size of animal products.
 Quality ProductChance to harvest better-quality animal products.
    Level I: 5% chance
    Level II: 10% chance
 

CORAL ISLAND

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

SKILLS GUIDE

FARMING GUIDE

FRIENDSHIP & ROMANCE

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