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  1. Bunnylady

    Bunnylady POOF Goes the Pooka

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    I believe those are called black nose sheep. They almost don't look real, don't they?

    I had one sheep at one time; a black ewe named Dolly (I know, really original). She had been sold to a friend of mine as a Baby Doll sheep, but I don't think she was. Baby Doll sheep have wooly faces, and Dolly's face wasn't wooly - I think she might have been a Shetland. She hung out with my goats, and was really sweet, playing gently with the kids.
     
  2. Mtn Margie

    Mtn Margie Overrun With Chickens

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    Shetland's are cool. I was also looking at the Black Welsh Mountain, but fell into these CVM/Romedale blue light special.
     
  3. N F C

    N F C doo be doo be doo Premium Member Project Manager

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    Good morning everyone. It may be time to start building an ark. Yesterday afternoon it started raining and that continued on into the evening, lost power for a couple hours. A 60% chance of more today and there are flood watches/warnings in some places. It's getting kind of depressing.
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    On the other hand there's this!
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  4. Mtn Margie

    Mtn Margie Overrun With Chickens

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    Hey, I got the twin 1-year-olds to eat out of my hand this AM. This here plan may just work.....[​IMG]

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  5. scottcaddy

    scottcaddy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Do you have pasture or do you need to hay feed them?
    Good Luck!
    Scott
     
  6. Mtn Margie

    Mtn Margie Overrun With Chickens

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    I have access to pasture, but on my own property, they will need hay. The plan is to get them comfortable with us so they don't bolt and then lead one to pasture and the others will follow. At least that habit is great for this situation. Chilly here today, low of 40, but looks like the sun will be out pretty soon.
     
  7. N F C

    N F C doo be doo be doo Premium Member Project Manager

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    Margie, will you raise them as meat or are they for wool? Maybe both?
     
  8. scottcaddy

    scottcaddy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    How tame are they around people now? Yes sheep will fellow the leader for the most part very well, so do most cows, until the stubborn one come along and starts her own path.[​IMG]
    Have fun and Good Luck!!
    Scott (TGIF!!)
     
  9. scottcaddy

    scottcaddy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    We did get a house-broke washing machine installed after we got the backroom floor dried out Here's hoping it is the last one I have to move up 3 stair steps into the backroom. I'm getting toooooo old for this kinda stuff. [​IMG] (don't use a cane yet, do have the white beard)
    Scott
     
  10. Mtn Margie

    Mtn Margie Overrun With Chickens

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    Both, plus milk if push comes to shove.
    They are settling in. I can be 5 feet away outside the fence and they don't run. Way better than at their old place. I just don't think the other people spent much time with them. Here, they have no choice but to be able to be handled. I don't have time for rodeos if we are out of here in case of a wildland fire. My horse and my chickens all come when called and the sheep will too eventually.
     

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