FarmVille 2 Nesting Baby Deer: Everything you need to know

A brand new "lonely animal" feature has started rolling out to players in FarmVille 2, as we're now encouraged to help a Nesting Baby Deer become

reunited with its mother. This feature may not be available to all farmers just yet, but we're here with a guide on what to expect, thanks to Zynga. Let's get started!

To help the Nesting Baby Deer, you'll need to complete three tasks:

Finish the Deer Nest Building Project
Collect 4 Wildflower Seeds
Craft 4 Strawberry Ice Cream

The Deer Nest can be built by collecting 10 Salt Licks, 10 Crates of Rocks, and 10 Deer Bedding. The Salt Licks are earned by posting a general request to your news feed, while the other two items are earned by sending out individual requests to your neighbors for help. After you've collected those three sets of items, you'll need to ask four friends to come work inside the project to actually finish it off.

As for the Wildflower Seeds, these are earned by finishing quests that are given out by Marie. Again though, you might not have these quests available to you just yet. Once you do get them, you'll need to finish them by planting new crops, crafting items in the Kitchen, asking your friends to send you goodies, and by completing Grocer tasks, among other requirements.

The final task here asks you to create four Strawberry Ice Cream. A single batch of Strawberry Ice Cream can be created inside the Crafting Kitchen using one Ice Cream and eight Strawberries. The Ice Cream is made through another crafting process requiring Half and Half and Sugar.

After you've completed all three of these lengthy tasks, you'll receive the baby White-Tailed Deer on your farm, and you can then raise it as normal. This event will only be available for the next two weeks, so we wish you the best of luck completing this event!

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