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0008629Dwarf FortressDwarf Mode -- Jobs, Animal Handlingpublic2014-12-18 05:142016-05-16 15:06
Toady One 
highmajorhave not tried
0008629: Dwarves won't pen/pasture animals
As said in the title, my dwarves won't pen/pasture any animals. When the embark started, they put most of the animals in their pastures, but not all of them. It still generated "Pen/Pasture [animal name]" jobs, but now it doesn't even generate jobs anymore. I've enabled Animal Care for several idle dwarves, but they're still not doing anything.
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Issue History
2014-12-18 05:14lordlemonpieNew Issue
2014-12-19 06:45FootkerchiefNote Added: 0031367
2014-12-19 06:45FootkerchiefAssigned To => Footkerchief
2014-12-19 06:45FootkerchiefStatusnew => needs feedback
2014-12-20 07:17lordlemonpieNote Added: 0031378
2014-12-20 07:17lordlemonpieStatusneeds feedback => assigned
2015-01-17 14:10SteforianNote Added: 0031980
2015-01-17 14:12SteforianNote Edited: 0031980bug_revision_view_page.php?bugnote_id=0031980#r12812
2015-01-17 14:13SteforianTag Attached: 0.40.23
2015-01-17 16:33FootkerchiefStatusassigned => confirmed
2015-01-20 08:33SteforianNote Edited: 0031980bug_revision_view_page.php?bugnote_id=0031980#r12831
2016-05-16 15:06Toady OneNote Added: 0035193
2016-05-16 15:06Toady OneStatusconfirmed => resolved
2016-05-16 15:06Toady OneFixed in Version => Next Version
2016-05-16 15:06Toady OneResolutionopen => fixed
2016-05-16 15:06Toady OneAssigned ToFootkerchief => Toady One

2014-12-19 06:45   
Is this bug still present in 0.40.20+?
2014-12-20 07:17   
I transferred the save to 40.21 and waited about 5 minutes. Not a single dwarf put an animal in a pasture.
2015-01-17 14:10   
(edited on: 2015-01-20 08:33)
Running 40.23 and the issue is there as well. If it helps, i noticed that if i remove the pasture and re-pasture the animals some dwarves move some animals back into it, but still not all.

Edit: I was able to find a workaround. I make a new pasture, then assign 2 animals at a time to it, wait till they are pastured, and repeat. It seems if you assign too many animals at once it gets stuck.

Toady One   
2016-05-16 15:06   
In the save, the relevant animals were all up in a tree. I put in some checks to prevent those jobs from being created and cancelling ones that have become a problem.