Here's another question: The EASIEST thing to do with these three lambs is to keep them in the barn--at least until the rest of them are moved out of the current pasture (which is within the same perimeter fence as the barn) into the north pasture (on the other side of a significant fence), as I'm not sure these three will follow me with a bucket, and may run back to where the others are. Can one keep sheep inside a barn? It's an ample-sized stall--probably 8 X 16 feet or so. It just seems so cruel when they've always been on pasture. How long could one do that?
Been doing this daily from the very beginning. The two wild ones WILL sniff my finger, so I have hopes they'll tame down. They're pretty interested in the treats that the tame one is enjoying.Nothing wrong with basically dry lotting them. Get a chair or something to sit on, I use a plastic milk crate, it puts me at eye level. Just sit quiet and no sudden movements. They will get curious and come up to you. After about a week of feeding them, offer feed in your hand. Offer it every day before you feed them. One of them will figure it out and start gobbling the feed down. Once you have gained a little trust, start scratching them. On the neck, under the chin, they like that.