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  1. Sheep
    Hi! My family is developing out little neighborhood homestead situation. We would like to get a couple of lambs but not sure if they will be too noisy for the neighbors... ?? They are very nice, but I still don't want to bring in an animal that's gonna drive them crazy. Are there any breeds that...
  2. Sheep
    I’m looking to start a new flock of hair sheep at my homestead. My biggest priority is a sheep that produces delicious tasting meat. Also want a calm breed that is friendly. I’m fairly new to raising sheep but i know there were previously American blackbelly and Suffolk on the land and they both...
  3. Sheep
    Hey everyone! I’m buying a new ram this year and have found a babydoll cross ram lamb. His dad is baby doll and mom is crossbreed (looks like maybe some Dorset in her, she’s pure white) . What I’m wondering is if I breed this ram lamb to my ewes who are not small by any means, will the lambs be...
  4. Sheep
    I'm about to take on 10 Dorper ewes (from one homestead) and 1 Dorper/Katahdin ram (from a different homestead) this week. I've been reading online and people say not to keep dorper rams with the flock year round if you want to avoid having out-of-season lambs. I really would prefer to keep them...
  5. Working and Companion Animals
    Would two 8-month old purebred Pyr puppies (brother and sister) be able to bond and stay with a flock of sheep when they've never been around sheep? They were raised up until 12 weeks old on a homestead with sheep, but since then they've been around only cows, pigs, and chickens (but done well!)...
  6. Sheep
    We recently started using a new lamb and kid milk replacer. It is medicated and the active drug ingredient is decoquinate. One of our orphaned lambs has started having seizures anytime he drinks milk. He is still eager to eat and he seems healthy. He has never had this problem before. If anyone...
  7. Sheep
    I'm a sheep meat breeder, and I have been for many years. I have Katadhin American Blackbelly herd and I had some bottle babies last year that are oddly bonded to me and I want to make sure they're okay when they lamb. I heard that walking pregnant animals can help their birthing process, is...
  8. Sheep
    I had a lamb born today blind in his left eye and with shorter left legs than the right ones. He's hobbling around right now and nurses, but can they adapt to survive like this comfortably? Or is it better to just have him put down?
  9. Sheep
    The first two pictures are of the ram lamb in question, he is a percentage registrable dorper, the next two are of his mother and his twin brother, the last three are of his sire and his registration who is also selling for $1,200 and is a triplet, his grandfather sired the best selling lamb at...
  10. Sheep
    We are new to Sheep showing, my son is in third grade. Is there any way to harden a soft lamb?
  11. Sheep
    Today was hard, we woke and found that 1 of our 2 ewes seriously injured her back foot. After vet declared injury too bad to salvage we are forced to send 1 ewe to butcher early. Next hard choice I want some help with - 1 ewe is very lonely, we have her 1/2 brother an intact ram - he is penned...
  12. Sheep
    Fairly new to sheep, we have a jacob ram that appears to have a case of never ending bloat. We first noticed that his stomach looked huge and even though he was still acting completely normal, we did the baking soda drench in a panic, thinking he was close to death based on all we had read about...
  13. Sheep
    I recently boutght five dorper/katahdin mixes that are 2-3 months old and I have seen them all cough over the course of a week. It really sounds like they are trying to hack something up. I dewormed them when I got them. I really don't know what it is because I don't see any other symptoms. They...
  14. Sheep
    Anyone know what problem this is? White ewe has large raw scab on crown and scab streaks on side of face. Has not been injured. Otherwise healthy and acting normal. Just had twin lambs that are doing well. Started noticing her face looking odd about a week ago. Took these pictures today and it...
  15. Sheep
    Hi all, we have a month old ewe lamb- she was born a premie at a whopping max 2lbs. She has overcome pneumonia, and was unable to stand and walk from the get go- we have seen the vet 2x. BoSe has been administered as well as dexamethasone and vitamins a, b and d. We didn’t see super results...
  16. Sheep
    Hello... I was attempting hand shearing for the first time and did knick the tip of my ewe's teat. We added hydrogen peroxide pretty immediately, and the bleeding stopped fairly quickly... Is there any other advice of what I should do? Also, does this mean she is now compromised and shouldn't...
  17. Goats
    LGD puppies - Available January - expecting litter of 10-12 pups. Anatolian/Akbash/Great Pyrenees/Maremma For those of you who are not familiar with LGD's, below is a bit of information. These are ancient breeds that have been around for 1000's of years as working dogs, protecting and living...
  18. Homesteading Questions
    Sorry in advance for the long explanation... I've got a wether lamb who was born on March 30th of this year. He's smaller than a ewe that was just born 2 weeks ago...like his head is about the size of a baseball and he weighs around 15-20 pounds. I don't know if he's so much smaller because his...
  19. Sheep
    Last Monday, April 16, my sheep were attacked by hybrid wolf dogs (3 adults and 6 puppies). We had no idea there were any in the area. They killed 4 of the 19 ewes and 5 of 22 lambs. We are lucky our neighbor's dogs heard the commotion and sprung into action to run the predators off. The weird...
  20. Sheep
    Hello i want to ask what breeds of sheep come from frisa ( friesland east frisa and north frisa and the surrounding areas ). and what ones are good for wool and are hardy in the cold. also which ones are available in western Canada . thanks a lot for the help:)
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