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Sims 4 Cottage Living cheats to get evil chickens and more

Sims 4 Cottage Living cheats
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The Sims 4 Cottage Living cheats are how you prove that farming doesn't have to be as back-breaking as they say - all you need is grit, gumption, and the ability to alter reality with a few lines of code. In fact, if you have the last one, you don't even need the other two, and Sims 4 cheats can help you instantly deal with everything you need when it comes to the simple life. 

Of course, if you're more interested in country living as God intended, we've got no shortage of great Sims 4 Cottage Living tips to help you get to grips with the land, but for everybody else, just read on. Whether it's skill boosts, getting free animals, unlocking recipes or even creating a killer rabbit - no, really - our Sims 4 Cottage Living cheats have everything you need for forging a rural life for yourself in the beauty of nature.

How to enable Sims 4 Cottage Living cheats

First thing's first: enabling cheats. Most of the Sims 4 Cottage Living cheats are shift-click cheats, which require you to hold shift and then click on a Sim or an item in order to select the cheat. 

Here's how to turn cheats on.

  • PC cheats: Hold Ctrl and Shift, then press c
  • Mac cheats: Hold Command and Shift, then press c
  • PS4 cheats: Hold down all four shoulder buttons at once
  • Xbox One cheats: Hold down all four shoulder buttons at once

After bringing up the bar where you can input cheat codes, type in testingcheats true. This enables additional cheats and allows you to shift-click on Sims, items, and animals and select from more cheat options that appear.

To shift-click on consoles, press X+O (PS4) or A+B (XBO) at the same time.

Unlock all animal homes

  • Shift+click on any animal
  • Select Unlock All Animal Homes

Become instant best friends with farm animals

You could put in the work by chatting up cows, chickens, llamas, rabbits, birds, and foxes - or you could max out your friendship level with each by using this cheat. After enabling cheats, here's what you need to do:

  • Shift+click on the animal you want to be friends with.
  • Select Cheat Relationship > Set Max Friendship

Spawn animals in Sims 4 Cottage Living

Sims 4 Cottage Living

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Spawn llamas or cows

  • Shift+click on the animal shed
  • Select either Spawn Cow or Spawn Llama

So you wanna play God, huh? Here's how.

  • Shift+click on the ground where you want an animal to appear
  • Click Create Animal > Create Rabbit or Create Chicken (Chick) or Create Chicken (Hen) or Create Chicken (Rooster)

Get all Sims 4 Cottage Living animal clothing

How to find animal clothes in Sims 4 Cottage Living - Alyssa the cow

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Here's how to get every adorable cow sweater or goat hat immediately in your inventory.

  • Shift+click on a goat or cow
  • Click Get All Animal clothes (Debug)

You can also select individual animal  clothes so your inventory doesn't fill up.

  • Shift+click on a cow or llama
  • Click Buy Animal Clothing > Choose the clothing you'd like

Sims 4 Cottage Living chicken cheats

If you want to get the more rare chickens - like golden chickens or obsidian chickens - you'll want to use these cheats. 

  • Shift+click on the chicken coop
  • Select Create Egg (Debug) > Pick the type of egg

For hatchable eggs that will need to be tended to by a hen, use the following cheat.

  • Shift+click on the chicken coop
  • Click Create Hatchable Eggs > Choose either Golden Egg, Obsidian Egg, Egg or Regular Chicken Egg

Sims 4 Cottage Living bird cheats

Wild birds have some exclusive cheats in Sims 4 Cottage Living, and since befriending them will get you some lovely gifts, you may want to use these. You'll need to find Wild Bird Homes, which are hollowed-out trees. If you use the animal home cheat above, you'll be able to unlock the ability to place them anywhere.

Here's how to figure out what kinda gifts the birds prefer, so that you can increase your relationship.

  • Shift+click on a Wild Bird Home
  • Click Discover Gift Preferences

You can even control the flock of wild birds with a cheat, if you're feeling extra Disney Princess-y. This will let you control whether they're out or around for socializing, or if they'll serenade you with a little song.

  • Shift+click on a Wild Bird Home
  • Select Controller State > Select the state you'd like them to be in

Get all animal treat recipes

The Sims 4 Cottage Living

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In order to get an animal treat recipe, you either have to buy that treat from town or get it as a gift. Then you'll unlock the recipe which your Sims can use to make more of those treats whenever they'd like. You can skip the step of procuring the animal treat with this cheat. 

  • Shift+click on a fridge
  • Click Unlock All Animal Treat Recipe (Debug)

You can also click Create all Feed Recipe Ingredients in Inventory (Debug) or Create All Feed Recipes in Inventory (Debug). 

Improve Sims 4 Cross-Stitch skill

Practice makes perfect but then again, so do cheats. Your Sim will be creating cross-stitch masterpieces in no time with this cheat, which allows you to select the skill level on a scale of 1-5.

  • Bring up the cheat bar (Ctrl + Shift + C on PC, see above for other platforms)
  • Type stats.set_skill_level Skill_CrossStitch [Type a number from 1-5 ]

Death by rabbits

To each their own, and if you're in the mood to kill a Sim with a rabbit, this cheat is for you. I'm not judging.

  • Shift+click on the Sim you want to kill
  • Select Kill > Be Slain by a Vicious Killer Rabbit

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Alyssa Mercante is an editor and features writer at GamesRadar based out of Brooklyn, NY. Prior to entering the industry, she got her Masters's degree in Modern and Contemporary Literature at Newcastle University with a dissertation focusing on contemporary indie games. She spends most of her time playing competitive shooters and in-depth RPGs and was recently on a PAX Panel about the best bars in video games. In her spare time Alyssa rescues cats, practices her Italian, and plays soccer.