The new Nesting Tree is here, which will allow you to raise baby birds and win awesome prizes! Crafting in the Kitchen or harvesting your Crops will earn you Bird Seed, which you can redeem for Decorations and a Pied India Blue Peacock!
If you are level 9 or higher, you will see the following pop-up. Click on the green “Place your Nesting Tree” button to place the tree on your farm.
It’s nesting season for the Cardinals, and Gus wants your help to build nests so they can raise their babies.
Your first step is building your Nesting Tree. You will need the following items to start construction:
- Small Birdhouses
- Step Ladders
- Thin Ropes
Click on the “Ask” button to send requests for Step Ladders and Thin Ropes to your Neighbors. If you do not wish to wait for your friends, you can skip any of these tasks for Farm Bucks.
Once you have collected the required items, click on the “Start Building” button at the bottom of the construction menu.
Now that your Tree is almost complete, you will need some help from your Neighbors to finish the job.
The Nesting Tree requires four 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 four spots, click on the “Finish Nesting Tree” button.
Using the Nesting Tree
Click on the Nesting Tree to open the main menu.
This menu shows how much Bird Seed you have collected and what prizes you are currently eligible to redeem.
A – The total amount of Bird Seed you have. As you redeem prizes, this number decreases.
B – The button to use when you want to redeem a prize. Once you have enough Bird Seed, this button will turn turquoise.
C – The button to use when you want to collect Bird Seed by crafting in the Kitchen.
D – The number of Farm Bucks required to purchase Bird Seed.
E – If you want to ask your friends for Bird Seed, press this button and a feed will be automatically posted to your wall.
Collecting Bird Seed
Harvesting Crops: You can find Bird Seed by harvesting your Crops. If you find some, they will appear on your farm in a similar fashion to Prized Crops.
When Bird Seed appears on your farm after harvesting, click on it and you will see the following pop-up:
Click on the turquoise “Share Bird Seed” button to post a feed to your wall. Your friends will be able click on this feed to claim some free Bird Seed for themselves too. Once you have clicked on the Seed, it will automatically be added to your Nesting Tree.
You can craft your very own Bird Seed via the Crafting Kitchen. From the Nesting Tree menu, click on the “Craft” button to open the Kitchen.
To craft Bird Seed, you will need Seed Sprouts and Upland Rice.
Upland Rice is a limited edition Crop that you can find for Coins in the General Store.
To get Seed Sprouts, you will need to enlist the help of your Neighbors. From the Bird Seed recipe, click on the turquoise “ask” button to send requests to your friends for Sprouts. If you do not wish to wait, you can purchase either of these ingredients for Farm Bucks.
Individual Bird Seeds can also be purchased with Farm Bucks from the Nesting Tree menu.
Redeeming Bird Seed for Prizes
Once you have collected enough Bird Seed, it can be redeemed for some lovely prizes. Click on your Nesting Tree to open up your progress menu.
At the bottom of this menu, there are a total of 4 prizes that can be redeemed for Bird Seed:
- Birdcage Planter (20 Bird Seed)
- Bird Gate (40 Bird Seed)
- Cassia Moschata Tree (70 Bird Seed)
- Bird Bath Fountain (130 Bird Seed)
The Baby Peacock can be redeemed for Bird Seed or Farm Bucks more than once.
- If you do not wish to use the Nesting Tree feature, it can be deleted or stored in your Inventory.
- You can only get Bird Seed when harvesting trees on your own farm. You will not get Bird Seed from Neighbor visits.
- You have 21 days to collect the Bird Seed prizes. If you do not collect them all, the prizes will disappear and you will be unable to claim them.
- If you want to see how much time you have left to claim the Nesting Tree prizes, hover your cursor over the tree.
- You are limited to one Nesting Tree per farm.