Enjoy Stardew Valley with Like a Duck to Water, the mod that improves the game with more features. With Like a Duck to Water Stardew Valley Mod, you can change your gameplay to match your style. Follow our detailed guide below to know how to install and use it.

Mod Description

Makes ducks actually want to swim in water once they have been fed and petted; also makes water tiles more accessible to ducks and adds friendship points towards the farmer when ducks are able to swim.

For people complaining about ducks rarely if ever swimming in water, the reason seems to be some conflict between the game's collision logic and the farm animal check to see whether they can reach water from their current tile. On the standard farm, there are only 4 tiles on the whole map that a duck can be at to be able to jump into the water (they're at the bottom of the big pond).

This mod changes collision logic for ducks with regards to water so there are more chances for them to swim normally (the standard farm map will have 22 tiles they can enter the water from).

Further, the mod checks every ten minutes to see if each duck on the farm map:

  • has not swam today
  • has eaten today
  • has been petted today

If all of the above are true, and the farm has water-entry tiles near the duck (default 20 tiles away or less), ducks will try to find a path to water, moving directly to the closest reachable water-entry tile not already targeted by another duck.

Finally, ducks gain a set friendship bonus (default 10 points) the first time they swim on a given day.

This mod should work with any modded animal that can swim, if such a thing ever exists.


You can customize this mod by editing the config file or using Generic Mod Config Menu.


Requires SMAPI.

Implements a Generic Mod Config Menu interface to change config settings in-game.

Compatible with Mod Updater for automatic updates.

Code is at https://github.com/aedenthorn/StardewValleyMods.

If you want to complain or ask for help or help me test my mods, you can visit my Discord server.

A list of all my mods for Stardew Valley is available at https://www.nexusmods.com/stardewvalley/articles/895.

MOD Download


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File information

Last updated: 16 March 2023 12:53AM | Original upload: 15 March 2023 5:58PM | Created by: aedenthorn | Uploaded by: aedenthorn | Virus scan: Safe to use


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