Villager Breeding 1.12

If you’ve been trying to breed villagers lately, you’re probably just as frustrated as I was! I’ve done the grunt work and breeding is so much easier! No more 46 doors and having to have a farmer… read on!

Here’s what you’ll need to build your villager breeding area.

(This is not exact quantities of what you’ll need)

Step 1: Set the breeding grounds:

You want to set up a 9×9 garden area. Place your water source in the middle and begin to till your farm land out 4 blocks in each direction. Till the rest of the area and plant carrots (potatoes may also work, I happened to used carrots). The double cobblestone fence is to keep zombies from reaching your villagers and reinfecting or killing them.

Place a lily pad over the water source and a block above surrounded by torches to keep mobs from spawning and help the plants grow.

The hardest part is getting your villager parents. For this you may want to build your zombie villager quarantine to trap and cure them, and then release them into your new breeding ground. (it’s all very immoral, but it’s a just game right?)

Once you have cured two villagers be sure to feed them. Toss carrots at them to make them happier. Pick a spot in the garden (doesn’t have to be specific) and dig down 5 blocks (be sure you’re in a safe area with no lava underneath you). Once you’ve gone 5 blocks down, dig 3 blocks out and place your three doors. Climb your way back up and place a glass block over the hole.

Breeding may take a bit of time, but the more you feed and trade with the villagers the more their willingness will increase. A farmer villager is a bonus, but not necessary. I was able to successfully breed a Weapon Smith and Leatherworker for this tutorial, and in my survival game I was able to breed two Nitwits outside of the pen, so the types of villagers really doesn’t matter.

And with any luck you’ll have babies in no time!

Please just keep in mind that you should not have more than one of each type of villagers for personal villages. Once you’re done breeding, please kill off the extra villagers you have to avoid lag. Good luck everyone!

Here is the video tutorial that helped me:

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