sheep

  1. F

    HELP! Sheep very sick

    Hi I have a sheep who last night I found her “stuck” in a corner with her head between a post and a wallaby her butt against a flexible fence, so she could’ve gotten out if she tried but I just got her out myself. When I got her out she staggered around and was tripping on things, I thought she...
  2. C

    Sheep reacting poorly to Prohibit Dewormer - Help!

    We have just given one of our ewes a dose of Prohibit and she seems to be reacting poorly: foaming mouth and nose, standing still with ears down, not eating. All the sheep just got moved to a fresh pasture (rotational grazing) and she is the only one not excited to wander the whole place and...
  3. F

    Babydoll cross outcome?

    Hey everyone! I’m buying a new ram this year and have found a babydoll cross ram lamb. His dad is baby doll and mom is crossbreed (looks like maybe some Dorset in her, she’s pure white) . What I’m wondering is if I breed this ram lamb to my ewes who are not small by any means, will the lambs be...
  4. M

    Emergency Fire IDs

    Hello! I live in California and unfortunately we've had awful fire seasons the last few years. I'm trying to plan ahead with ID'S for my animals just in case we have to turn them loose or bring them to an Evac center. I just bought a mane tag from I.C.E. USA, which I'll use for my mini horse...
  5. NEWCOMER

    NEWCOMER 's journal

    :loveDay 00004, Hello my friends!!! So today I woke up like this! :caf so, I decided to edit my journal. I finally got my milk sheep comfortable with being milked! No more crying over spilled milk! Our pigs are happy...no break outs! But it is cold outside.🥶 only 44 degrees. Better than...
  6. T

    Bottle Lamb Housing

    I am in need of some advice! I am totally new to sheep, I have three bottle babies. They are currently in the house. I originally planned on getting just one, but then I learned they’re herd animals, so in comes ewe #2, then before I picked them up, a ram lamb was born, that I just couldn’t...
  7. M

    Ram breeding pregnant ewes?

    I have 5 ewe lambs and one ram. The ewes were born end of February 2020 and the ram end of January 2020. The ram went in with the ewes on October 13, 2020. After 2 heat cycles it appeared all of the ewes were bred as they didn't go back into heat. I left the ram in with the ewes so that he...
  8. R

    What killed my Ewe?

    Literally just happened within the the past several hours. I last checked on the flock at around 12pm today. Came to check on them now at 3pm, and my eldest Ewe is dead and extremely bloated... Did she die from bloat??? For a bit of background, we had purchased this ewe with her lambs last...
  9. R

    SafeGuard for Tapeworm Dosage and Usage?

    Hello all! We just got into Katahdin Sheep recently, as we want to get into raising them for meat. Our herd is currently 7 individuals. Today I noticed my youngest began pooping out what I believe is tapeworm segments.. I have goats as well, so on hand I have Goat Safeguard. I was hoping to...
  10. A

    Basic H as a de-wormer?

    Hi all, does anyone use Basic H as a de-wormer? I ran across some information today that talked about how you can use it for sheep and cows, even dogs, as a de-wormer. They said 1.5t to a gallon of water every few months. Does anyone know if you can use this for other ruminants like goats or...
  11. Roving Jacobs

    Spotty lambs 2020

    7 days, 20 lambs, 0 sleep Everyone is doing well at around a week old though! Ten rams and ten ewes. I have a handful more that I bought late that will be lambing next month but this is most of them. Forgive the cell phone pictures, I figured blurry pictures were better than no pictures. I live...
  12. I

    How to find a market

    My husband and I are wanting to do some small scale farming. Just something that makes enough profit to pay for itself and maybe a little bit of pocket money. We had a circumstance where we cared for two pigs for a woman and the deal was she buys all their needs, we care for them. The idea was...
  13. I

    What to farm

    summary is at the bottom Hello for the California part of the Mojave Desert. So just a brief intro my husband and I bought a three acre property out in the desert about a twenty minute drive away from a big traveling pit stop on the way to Vegas. We love animals and livestock and have cared for...
  14. K

    Close to Lambing????

    It has been a while since I posted about my three adopted pregnant Ewes. The man that I purchased them from swore that they should give birth in September however here we are November and I still have no lambs. The girls are definitely pregnant however I don’t think they were as far along as...
  15. thylacinu

    Keeping multiple breeds?

    Sorry if this is a stupid question, but I can't seem to find much information on this particular situation, and I'm brand new to this world. Are there any issues that can come from keeping different breeds of sheep with each other? I'm curious about any considerations for husbandry or behavior...
  16. Beekissed

    Katahdin body styles...

    I was reading an interesting article awhile back about two types of body styles noticed in the Katahdin breed: https://ewewin.wordpress.com/2010/01/25/two-distinct-body-styles-in-katahdin-sheep/ My last Katahdin had the type A body and hair, but this pair I have now are a little mixed up and...
  17. Childwanderer

    TX - Gulf Coast Ram (no longer available)

    TX, near Houston. GCN intact ram born 1/31/2019 available for sale. Twin, polled, sired by a registered ram, pictured beside him below. This sweetheart (we call him Chesterton) loves chin-scratchings. His father is a good-tempered registered GCN who peaceably stays with the ewes year-round...
  18. Beekissed

    Culling to make the herd suit your management and pasture.

    Wonderful view on husbandry and one that I share: https://tannachtonfarm.com/2018/02/25/greg-judy-on-toxic-fescue-part-3/ Greg Judy on parasite resistant sheep, not deworming livestock, graining sheep vs. grass fed sheep, etc. His portion of the vid is a little ways into it. What kinds...
  19. Beekissed

    Holistic pasture management/farming.....

    ....anyone doing it? Through the Lord's leading, I had started some of these methods over the years and even here recently (found, by God's design, how much seed and fertilizer there is in mulch hay and started scavenging for it to spread on this nutrient poor soil)without having knowledge...
  20. shepherdO

    Reed Canary Grass Hay - any experience?

    I need a few more bales of hay stored up to get me through the winter as I have more stock this year. Anyhoo, there's a good deal on some local hay around my way - it's 'reed canary grass hay'. Any experience with this? Apparently some varieties can be high in alkaloids and prompt staggers...
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