In Dakota you can not only plant crops, but also tame and raise various animals. You’ll get your first chicken during one of the first quests in the game.
To tame an animal, you need to buy a house for them first. Every type of animal needs its own house. You can tame only 1 animal first, but upgrading the respective house will let you get more of them.
Once the required house is built, you can buy an animal. You buy baby animals first. To raise them, you’ll need a certain item, depending on the animal type, and Baby Bottles. Once you raised the animal, you can feed them and get products for it. Note that every animal can be fed only a certain number of times — after that they need to be revitalized or sold. If you revitalize the animal, you can start getting products for feeding it again.
To speed up the process of getting products from animals, you can use a special item — Handful of Feed. In this case, you’ll receive products instantly.