Sheep Treats??

Discussion in 'Sheep' started by Rainbeau777, Jun 3, 2004.

  1. Rainbeau777

    Rainbeau777 Active Member

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    What is a good "treat" for sheep? I have a babydoll/dorset wether I am keeping in the backyard with my dogs. When I give my dogs a treat, I want to have something for my lamb. He is about 5 months old. Thanks!
     
  2. Ross

    Ross Moderator Staff Member Supporter

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    You have to be careful about giving too much treat that it doesn't become the feed, (unless you use the feed) but a chunk of apple or a peice of bread isn't going to hurt.
     

  3. a nibble of loose sheep salt, or a handfull of whole oats
     
  4. mawalla

    mawalla Well-Known Member

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    My girls will run you over if they see a bread sack! They love to have a slice as a treat.
     
  5. Dee Dunn

    Dee Dunn Member

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    Any piece of fruit (minus large pits or seeds); chunks of stale bread, melon rind, tostitos, pretzels, citrus rinds/peels, any fresh vegetable. I avoid cabbage and onion because I'm not sure about bloat problems.

    I have had a spinners flock for about 8 years now and my rule is: if it doesn't have copper added (i.e. cheerios, cereals) and it falls into the category of edible, go ahead and try it. One of mine loves grapefruit, another prefers tostidos. Go figure. Feed treats for good behavior - after vetting, shearing, coming when called. Keep it limited. I feed citrus fruit rinds daily in the winter (as we eat the grapefruit, they each get a piece of rind.

    Dee