How to Breed Villagers in Minecraft

In Minecraft, you have the opportunity to build your own community by breeding Villagers, who play an incredibly important role in farming, trading, smithing, leatherworking, and more. Evidently, Villagers are essential for automated tasks, and the more there are, the better. This is exactly where breeding comes in.

Although it might sound a bit strange at first, breeding Villagers is clearly necessary for increasing the size of your workforce and making use of its full potential. So, here is a step-by-step guide that will help you learn how to breed Villagers in Minecraft:

Step 1: Finding a Village

Villages usually generate at quite random places on the map. You will need to be patient, as you might end up searching for Villages for a while. You can find Villages in desert, taiga, plains, and savanna biomes, but keep in mind that the Village needs to have at least 2 Villagers for breeding.

Step 2: Building a structure

Although it’s not necessary for breeding, building a structure will keep your Villagers from wandering off, and even protect them from hostile raiders and mobs.

The structure can be made out of any building material, but it needs to be large enough for all the Villagers you want to breed, as well as their offspring. This means that there need to be at least 3 beds, for two Villagers and their baby. You will also need to craft a new bed for every new Villager you want to produce.

Step 3: Gathering food

In order to breed, Villagers need to have food in their Inventory. While 3 loaves of bread would be ideal, 12 beetroots, 12 carrots, or 12 potatoes will also work.

To give Villagers the food, you can simply drop it on the floor next to them. Remember, once two Villagers in close proximity have enough food, they will be willing to breed.

Step 4: Gathering Villagers

The next step would be to lure two Villagers into a structure with 3 beds. You can do this by simply walking into Villagers, as this will help to push them into the direction you want them to go.

Remember to close the door as you leave, or even wall off the entrance to prevent the Villagers from wandering off.

Step 5: Waiting for the Villagers to breed

The final step is to simply wait until the Villagers have finished breeding, usually about 20 minutes. You will know that two Villagers are breeding when they face each other and hearts start to float all around them.

When you return, there should be a little baby Villager awaiting. After another 20 minutes, that baby should mature into an adult Villager.

And that’s everything you need to know about breeding Villagers in Minecraft. By just repeating these 5 simple steps, your community can grow in an instant.