We know nothing about sheep....and I have a Jacob ram I'm bottle feeding now and soon will add 4 ewes to the mix. We're fencing in some land that's never had anything on it, that we know of. It's hilly and overgrown with Lord knows what all. We put together 4 cow panels to temporarily hold the baby ram in and we keep him down there during the day. Last night I went down to bring him upstairs for the night and there was a tic on him, right by his eye. Now these panels are right under my stairs up to the deck....and I have 7 guineas that run the area right here around the house.....and a tic still found this lamb. What's going to happen when they all get put into the pasture and it's overgrown and running rampant with tics? If the sheep are newly sheared, wouldn't that create a problem? We were going to shear them before we put them in there but maybe we shouldn't.... What would be best for the health of the sheep? We're using woven wire fence and t poles..... Many thanks for your help!