Learning about sheep farming from reading books and on the internet sure is hard. We need to get our boys together for a variety of reasons. I've read about as much as I can find about how people do it, like here and here. So we don't have stalls or a barn, which has certainly made it harder. We have an area between two of our sheds that we created with pallets, and we put the three rams in there yesterday afternoon. We heard bumps and crashes all night long, and in the morning, one had gotten out into the shed by working away a corner, and the other two were fighting horribly. We made the space even smaller, and have all three of them in there again. I'm not optimistic about this whole thing, though. There was a blood stain on one of the side walls this morning, and all three of their heads have cuts on them. How normal is this? Anything else we should be doing? The pen they are in is next to a pen of girls, with wire fencing between them. Is that going to work or should we do something that they can't see through? The ground is frozen so it's not like we can put up real fencing yet (this is all temporary until the spring), but maybe tarps or pallets? My husband's not convinced we'll need it, but I'm worried. Sue is an Icelandic ram who is 4 years old, Raven is a Shetland who is also 4, and Panic is a yearling Shetland ram. We have a mixed Icelandic/Shetland wether -- should we put him in with the real boys? Lots of questions. Any help is appreciated. Tell me it's going to get easier! How do you establish ram herds?