How To Clean Chickens In The Sims 4?

Sims 4 Cottage Living is a simulator of a slow-paced country lifestyle, and animals in the game have certain needs. Sometimes, you may see green stinky clouds around your chickens – this means they need an urgent wash.

In this guide, we’ll explain why you must clean your chickens, how this can be done, and what happens if you neglect this duty. Additionally, we’ll provide instructions on keeping your chickens happy and building a good relationship with them. Read on to get rid of the stinky cloud around your chickens.

Why Are My Chickens Dirty?

Sims 4 is a life simulator, and like in real life, your Sims and their pets get dirty over time. You should maintain the right hygiene level by regularly washing the chickens just like you wash your Sims. If you don’t do this, the chickens will be unhappy and stop laying eggs. They may even become dangerous for you.

How to Clean Chickens in the Sims 4 Cottage Living

Maintaining the hygiene of your chickens in Sims 4 Cottage Living is a bit tricky. You can’t wash the chickens directly, which causes confusion for many players. Instead, you should clean their coops. Here’s how to do that:

  1. Move your cursor close to the chicken coop.
  2. Click on the coop.
  3. Choose the “Clean” interaction.

The second method to clean your chickens is to wait for rain and lure them out of the coop. Follow the steps below:

  1. Wait for the rain to start and go to your chicken coop.
  2. Move the cursor close to the coop and select it to call the chickens out from suggested interactions.
  3. Let the chickens soak for a bit but don’t leave them out in the rain for too long.
  1. Once the chickens are clean, call them back into the coop.

Alternatively, you can use a sprinkler to achieve the same effect.

Another way to clean the chickens is to build a friendly relationship with your chickens and convince them to peen themselves clean. You can do this by positively interacting with them and paying enough attention to them. If you befriend them and meet all their needs, chickens will take care of their hygiene on their own.


In this section, we’ll answer more questions related to taking care of chickens in Sims 4 Cottage Living.

What happens if I don’t clean my chickens?

If your chickens are dirty, they’re unhappy. After a while, they will decide that you aren’t taking proper care of them and will leave your coop. However, they won’t be able to do this if you build a fence or lock them in your inventory. In this case, they simply won’t lay any eggs. If you don’t clean them for too long, the chickens may attack your Sim and even kill them.

How do I know what my chicken needs?

You can find out how each of your chickens feels by hovering your mouse on it. You’ll see an indicator of its mood, hunger level, and hygiene. But you can also determine what your chickens need by their behavior and look. If your chicken is dirty, it will be covered in mud and may be surrounded by a stinky green cloud. If it’s angry, it will attack you.

Will my chickens die from poor hygiene?

No, chickens in Sims 4 Cottage Living don’t die from poor hygiene. But this doesn’t mean you shouldn’t clean them or their coops. That’s not only cruel but also will result in your chickens laying fewer eggs. The lifespan of a chicken in the game is 20 days, so any chicken will die at some point. But you can extend their lifespan by taking good care of them and giving them the Healthy Treat.

Why won’t my chickens come out of the coop?

Chickens not coming out of the coop when called is a common bug reported by players. Sometimes, it can be fixed by resetting the game. If this doesn’t help, try to move your chicken coop – this will most likely help.

Keep Your Chickens Clean and Happy

Now that you know how to wash your chickens and keep them happy, you’ll get more eggs and Simoleons. Make sure not to bully your chickens or neglect their basic needs. After all, a good farmer is one who treats animals with respect.

What’s your quickest method to build a friendly relationship with your chickens in Sims 4? Share your experiences in the comments section below.

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