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Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by annie3001, Dec 12, 2009.

  1. annie3001

    annie3001 My Girls

    Jun 11, 2009
    so after much reading about goats, i think my next farm friend is going to be def ducks, but i wanted to know about sheep? any one have any here? where would i get a sheep or two? should they be males or females? or both?
    i would be getting them and using their wool, i love to knit, so that would come in handy? also after reading up on the animals i can or cannot get, in my town,,, sheep are def considered to be farm right? just wondering (excuse the dumbness ha) anyways,
    we have a shed thats got windows, its plastic. how would this for a home be?
    so many questions i know sorry.
    and the shed is going to be quite large.
    its actually piled up in the yard (hubby can be a bit lazy .. hope he doesnt read it ) anyways we have had it going on two years, i moved it around the yard.. i am so serious.. but since its not being put together (intended use would have been for lawn mower, tools etc. ) i am gonna put it together and put it up near the chicken coop and have it for my farm friend (whichever that may be) (maybe hubby will be in there) (all kidding aside)
    thanks in advance for feedback!

    Last edited: Dec 12, 2009

  2. jenjscott

    jenjscott Mosquito Beach Poultry

    May 24, 2008
    Southeast Arkansas
    Well if you are serious about the knitting, you have to card the wool, clean, spin into thread and I don't know what else before you use it. The wool is greasy and has an odor difficult to get off your hands and clothes. I like goats better. They need good quality grass, so if you don't have pasture, you will need to have a reliable source of hay. I'm not sure what shelter requirements are, but not too demanding. They are definitely a farm animal. And they are flock animals so you would need at least 2. And they can be noisy. Did you say you lived in town?
  3. Cara

    Cara Songster

    Aug 30, 2007
    You're not planning on keeping them in the shed all the time are you?
  4. dragonchick

    dragonchick Songster

    Sep 30, 2007
    Sheep are in basically the same category as goats. Their feeds are a little different in that sheep can not have much copper and goats need a lot. Sheep graze and goats browse. You would need at least 2 just the same as you would with goats.

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