Pen marker

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Pen marker

Pen marker

A post with a sign designating an animal pen. It must be placed in an area enclosed by fences, barricades, walls, and doors. You can assign each pen marker a set of animals to accept, and handlers will bring animals to an appropriate pen.

Base Stats

1 ˣ 1
Cover Effectiveness


Work To Make
600 ticks (10 secs)
Stuff tags
Metallic, Woody, Stony
Resources to make
Buildingmats.png 30
Deconstruct yield
Buildingmats.png 15

Pen markers provide a zone for pen animals to be held.


A pen marker can be built with Building Material (steel, wood, plasteel, etc.) 30 Stuff (Wood/Metals/Stone) and 600 ticks (10 secs) of work.


In Version 1.3 pen animals were introduced. While all animals are tamable, pen animals can no longer be trained or set to an allowed area and instead must be led to a designated pen; if they are not led to a designated pen or have an accessible path to exit the map, pen animals will slowly wander away. Pens can only be defined by a pen marker.


Pen markers are cheap and a requirement if you are to tame any pen animals. A pen is defined when a pen marker is placed within fences, walls, and doors preventing any exit to the sides of the map. However, unlike rooms pens take into account held open doors / fence gates and animal flaps allowing you to expand or restrict the area when needed. In addition to defining a pen, Pen markers provide various tools to help manage cattle. These are: An animals menu in order to select what animals are allowed in the pen (male / female option included), a food menu in order to determine the natural nutrition growth within the pen and the total consumption calculation, and an auto-cut menu to designate what plants are allowed to grow within the pen and what are not.

When managing pens make sure to check the nutrition grown compared to the nutrition consumed, if there nutrition grown is less than the nutrition consumed then animal starvation is inevitable.

Pen Marker Menus

Material Table

  • Material Stuff cost Beauty Work Mass HP Flammability Market Value
    Wooden Pen marker Wood.png 30 0 420 ticks (7 secs) - 65 100% 38 Silver
    Granite Pen marker Granite blocks.png 30 0 3,600 ticks (1 min - 170 0% 40 Silver
    Limestone Pen marker Limestone blocks.png 30 0 3,600 ticks (1 min - 155 0% 40 Silver
    Marble Pen marker Marble blocks.png 30 1 3,300 ticks (55 secs) - 120 0% 39 Silver
    Sandstone Pen marker Sandstone blocks.png 30 0 3,000 ticks (50 secs) - 140 0% 38 Silver
    Slate Pen marker Slate blocks.png 30 0 3,600 ticks (1 min - 130 0% 40 Silver
    Jade Pen marker Jade.png 30 10 3,000 ticks (50 secs) - 50 0% 161 Silver
    Golden Pen marker Gold.png 300 20 540 ticks (9 secs) - 60 40% 3000 Silver
    Plasteel Pen marker Plasteel.png 30 0 1,320 ticks (22 secs) - 280 0% 275 Silver
    Silver Pen marker Silver.png 300 6 600 ticks (10 secs) - 70 40% 300 Silver
    Steel Pen marker Steel.png 30 0 600 ticks (10 secs) - 100 40% 59 Silver
    Uranium Pen marker Uranium.png 30 0 1,140 ticks (19 secs) - 250 0% 184 Silver
    Assuming Normal quality, for the effect of other qualities, see Quality.
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