Do you want more room for Animals on your farm? If so, the new Shady Trough is for you! This new and improved trough will increase your Animal population cap by 10 instead of the regular 5.
If you are level 5 or above, you will see the following pop-up upon entering FarmVille 2.
Clicking on “Place Shady Trough” will give you the ability to place the Shady Trough Frame on your Farm. If you do not wish to use the Shady Trough, simply click the “Cancel” button and the frame will be sent to your inventory.
Just like the regular trough, the Shady Trough needs to be built before you can enjoy an increased animal capacity.
Your first step is collecting Building Materials. You will need the following items to start building your Shady Trough:
Click on the “Ask” button to send requests for the items to your Neighbors. You can also purchase Planks, Shingles and Straw Begging for Farm Bucks if you do not wish to wait for your friends to respond to your requests.
Once you have collected the required items, click on the “Start Building” button at the bottom of the construction Menu.
Now that your trough is almost complete, you will need some help from your Neighbors to finish the job. The Shady Trough requires 4 Builders, so click on the “Ask Friends” button to send some crew requests to your Friends. When they accept, you will see the spots in the Building Menu begin to fill. If you do not wish to wait for your friends, click the “Hire One” button to purchase crew members with Farm Bucks. Once you have successfully filled all 4 spots, click on the “Finish Building” button.
Your Shady Trough is now complete! In addition to providing an increase to your Animal Population Cap, your animals will also use the Shady Trough as a nice place to rest from time to time.
If you are currently at the maximum animal cap the Shady Trough will increase your total Animal capacity by 10.
You can only have 1 Shady Trough on your Farm at a time.
If you sell or delete your Shady Trough, you can purchase a new frame from the General Store for 10,000 Coins.