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How do I know when my sheep is in heat?

Discussion in 'Breeds & Breeding - Sheep' started by shy sheep, Jan 12, 2013.

  1. Jan 12, 2013
    shy sheep

    shy sheep Exploring the pasture

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    My girls have started 'riding' each other. I'm not sure if this is a sign that they're in heat or not, but I'd like to know since I was thinking about breeding them. Thanks for your advice!
     
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    BrownSheep

    BrownSheep Lost in the flock

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    Sheep are difficult to catch in heat but in instances it can be a sign. In my experience it's best to put the ram out with thm for a couple of weeks. A lot of goat breeders are capable to take the goats to breeders for an hour or two but sheep don't really work that way due to their pretty silent heat cycles.
     
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    Sheepshape

    Sheepshape Loving the herd life

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    It is easiest if there is a ram in there. The ewe in heat will hang around him, pee for him, point her rear at him etc.....next day she won't want to know him!
     

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