Looking at the dev blog today, the chicken animations got me thinking:
If you could build fences, pick up live chickens like an item, and then place them in your fences/barns, then you have a food source that doesn’t go bad and is ready for the harvesting when needed. This would means you wouldn’t have to store large amounts of food in boxes. You could make the food spoil more quickly to encourage domestication.
You could of course make it way more complicated than that and even have chickens reproduce when in range of a cratftable coop. You could maybe do the same with the boars, you could add wild goats, catch them, domesticate and then milk them. Not trying to make rust into Harvest Moon, but these types of things could add some more reality and depth to the game.
If you want to get really crazy with domestication - wolfs become guard dogs…
just throwing out some ideas. Thoughts?