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Can chickens restore their hunger?

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I was watching Etho play TFC, and he sadly killed his pheasant by plucking feathers. I decided that I wanted to how often you can pluck a chicken's feathers without killing it, so I dove into the TFC deobfuscated dev build to see if I could learn anything.I've learned that:

1) Pheasants/chickens have 50 HP.2) Plucking feathers deals 25 HP of generic damage.

3) Each tick, they have a 1 in 100 chance of healing 1 point of health but only so long as they are not hungry (>144000 hunger points). At a tickrate of 20/s, it would take on average of 125 seconds between pluckings to keep the bird alive.


Like most animals, pheasants/chickens are constantly losing hunger points. However, I can't seem to find a way in which they can regain those hunger points.

- Unlike wolves, interacting with them with food in hand does not apply a hunger buff. - Birds have the grass-eating AI package, but unlike cows or sheep eating grass does not apply a hunger buff.


Perhaps I'm missing something in the code. Does anyone have any experience with keeping chickens fed?




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Chickens/Pheasants used to have 200 HP to balance the 25 HP that plucking did. Bioxx didn't realize that when he decreased them to only 50 HP.


Dunk commented out the eating of grass to regenerate hunger, and forgot to add a new way for them to feed themselves.


So long story short, this is a bug thanks to bad planning on both dev's parts.


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