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How To Care For Sheep: A Simple Guide

Sheep have been domesticated for many thousands of years, and they have proven to be extremely useful stock for the small land holder. When you choose the right type of sheep for your homestead, you’ll have a good source of meat, milk and wool. In this article, we explore questions regarding keeping sheep on your … Read more

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Deworming Sheep: A Complete Guide

Deworming sheep – no matter how new you are to raising this kind of livestock, it’s important that you understand the ins and outs of this process. Deworming sheep isn’t complicated, but since sheep are so vulnerable to internal parasites, it’s important to know all the steps involved in preventing them. What Parasites Are Common … Read more

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[Explained] Can Sheep Swim At All?

Although sheep don’t much seem to like being in water, they do need to be kept near an ample source of fresh water. Like all animals, they need to have plenty of good, clear water to drink to survive and thrive. For reasons that may include safety, sheep seem to prefer to drink still water … Read more

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Will Sheep Drink From Running Water?

Although many people think of sheep as being stupid, the fact is, they are pretty smart. Consider the behavior of wild sheep, such as Bighorns. They are known to be crafty, elusive and difficult to hunt. Recent studies have shown that sheep are able to recognize peoples’ faces and identify multiple individual members of their … Read more

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How To Tell If A Sheep Is Pregnant?

The gestation period of a female sheep is approximately five months. Soon after breeding, there are several things you can do to determine whether or not your sheep is pregnant. Read on to learn more on how to tell if a sheep is pregnant. 7 Sheep Pregnancy Signs Things to watch on your female sheep: … Read more

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How To Trim Sheep Hooves: Sheep Hoof Care

If you have sheep, you must understand the importance of hoof care. Good shepherding involves vigilance in checking hooves for excessive growth, damage, injury and signs of disease. In this article, we discuss good hoof care in sheep and provide step-by-step instructions on how to trim sheep hooves. Read on to learn more. Effective Sheep … Read more

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Why Do Shepherds Put Oil On Sheep?

Shepherds have been putting oil on sheep since before biblical times. In fact, the 23rd Psalm is actually an extended metaphor comparing the sheep-keeping techniques of the times to the shepherding actions of Christ. The shepherd cares for all of the needs of the sheep. He takes the sheep to green pastures and quiet waters. … Read more

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What To Feed Sheep In Winter?

As ruminants, sheep are naturally suited to being raised on mixed pasture. In some domestic settings, it is desirable to feed a richer quality of nourishments for greater milk or meat production, but even in these settings, forage should make up a great percentage of your sheeps’ diet throughout most of the year. Unfortunately, you … Read more

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What Not To Feed Sheep {7 Things To Avoid}

Sheep are pretty easy to feed. They do best on open pasture with fresh forage and hay. Unfortunately, many modern day shepherds have problems with limited grazing facilities. This can lead to dietary mishaps. In this article, we review what not to feed sheep. Read on to learn more. Things To Avoid When Feeding Sheep … Read more

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How Much Wool Does A Sheep Produce?

If you are thinking about raising sheep for wool, you are naturally wondering how much wool per sheep you can expect annually. While this may seem like a simple question, it really is not. The amount of wool an individual sheep is able to produce depends upon many factors, including, breed, size, gender, feeding, climate … Read more

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