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Halters???

Discussion in 'Behaviors & Handling Techniques - Sheep' started by wolf, Mar 14, 2017.

  1. Mar 14, 2017
    wolf

    wolf Chillin' with the herd

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    I've had goats before, and they wore halters.
    I'm in the process of acquiring sheep - and wondered...
    Will goat halters fit on a sheep? The configuration is different, but does that make a difference when the head is shaped similarly??
     
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    mysunwolf

    mysunwolf Loving the herd life

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    Goat halters should fit great on a sheep, or at least we have used them interchangeably with no problems.
     
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    norseofcourse

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    I've used a goat halter on my sheep, and it fits well. I don't leave it on when I'm not there, though.
     
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    wolf

    wolf Chillin' with the herd

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    Thanks! Hate to go out and buy all new gear when I have stuff lying around!
     
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    Bossroo

    Bossroo Loving the herd life

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    The ONLY time to use a halter on any farm animal is when the animal is led or tied. Any other time it is an accident waiting to happen.
     
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    Sheepshape

    Sheepshape Loving the herd life

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    A farm local to where I live wasn't really making a living from 'real farming' (livestock sales) so decided to diversify and do 'sheep treks' and a develop a small petting farm. "Paying guests' walk around the farm and a bit of the Brecon Beacons with halter-trained sheep. It is very popular with 'townies' and has turned a loss-making enterprise into a very successful one.

    Not really my cup of tea, but apparently very popular.

    They use wethered rams.
     
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