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Assumption:
The food container of animal breeding buildings should be able to contain enough food so that animals don't starve during a real-time night (at least 8 hours).

Problem statement:
The capacity of the food container of barns currently violates the assumption regarding how long an unattended breeding building with a full food container should be able to sustain the animals within. In the worst case scenario, the animals empty the food container of the barn after 5 hours and 20 minutes (see calculations below).

Comparison:
Coops can sustain their animals for 10 hours, small and large stables for 12 hours 30 minutes.

Solution:
Increase the food container size of barns from 20 units to 45 units. This would result in a minimum time span of 12 hours that animals within barns can be sustained, which is between the minimum and maximum of comparable buildings.

Calculations:
Coop:
20 Slots
5 Space

0.025 food per hare/chicken
0.025 food * 20 slots = 0.5 food consumption per hour
5 space / 0.5 food consumption = 10 hours until empty

Barn:
15 Slots
20 Space

0.25 food per pig
0.25 food * 15 slots = 3.75 food consumption per hour
20 space / 3.75 food consumption = 5 hours 20 minutes until empty

Small Stable:
8 Slots
80 Space

0.8 food per cattle
0.8 food * 8 slots = 6.4 food consumption per hour
80 space / 6.4 food consumption = 12 hours 30 minutes until empty

Large Stable:
50 Slots
500 Space

0.8 food per cattle
0.8 food * 50 slots = 40 food consumption per hour
500 space / 40 food consumption = 12 hours 30 minutes until empty
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  • Accepted Answer

    Monday, July 03 2017, 09:31 PM - #Permalink
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    To clarify: "Unit" in this case means the weight of any given edible food. The request to "Increase the food container size of barns from 20 units to 45 units." therefor means to increase the weight capacity of the food container to 45.
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