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Sheep or Goat

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by kuntrygirl, May 15, 2008.

  1. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

    Feb 20, 2008
    Opelousas, Louisiana
    Which is better to have to keep down weeds, grass, etc? Sheep or Goat and why? Please help !!! I'm confused and want to make the right decision before making a purchase. Any information would be appreciated.
  2. yellowdragon

    yellowdragon Songster

    Apr 17, 2008
    Springville, Indiana
    I have always heard that goats can be more of a hand full.
  3. reallemons1

    reallemons1 Songster

    Mar 31, 2008
    Gloucester, VA
    I would rather have goats as I am allergic to sheep and they need to get sheared.[​IMG]
  4. wynedot55

    wynedot55 Songster

    Mar 28, 2007
    goats are the best because their low maintance.but you really need to have goatproof fences.so they cant get out.with sheep youd have to sheer them every year.
  5. tiffanyh

    tiffanyh Songster

    Apr 8, 2007
    Goats dont really eat grass, they are more of "shrub" clearers....sheep are more for grass....
  6. greyfields

    greyfields Crowing

    Mar 15, 2007
    Washington State
    Sheep eat grass. Goats only nibble it, then look for taller things like shrugs, trees, etc. If you want a level, even, pretty pastuer sheep are your only serious option.

    But, you can also keep both and they will form a herd. That gives you a bit of each type of eating. Goats are more difficult to keep then sheep, though.
  7. Frozen Feathers

    Frozen Feathers Songster

    May 4, 2007
    Goats will eat grass...well maybe my lawn has more weeds in it...lol, but they do keep it trimmed pretty well. They do prefer the bushes, (especially my raspberries :mad: ) though and will go for those before the lawn. I would much rather have goats over sheep, but maybe I am bias, since i have 4 of them now. They just seem more personable and are fun to have around.
  8. greyfields

    greyfields Crowing

    Mar 15, 2007
    Washington State
    Sheep eat grass:


    Goats eat grass:


    and leave it lumpy. Goats do not mow. Sheep do.
  9. barred rock'er

    barred rock'er In the Brooder

    Feb 15, 2008
    Middle Tennessee
    sheep do make a pasture look (cleaner), and if your worried about having to shear them(which isnt really that hard). Just get a hair breed like Katahdin they're low maintenence and will clean up for ya.
    and this is biased,,,,
    My sheep say goats are....BAAaaad
    No offense meant to any goatherderslol.
  10. Frozen Feathers

    Frozen Feathers Songster

    May 4, 2007
    Quote:That's what my lawn looks like...I should have said they do a better job then my Dh...lol!

    Now Katahdin sheep I wouldn't mind, they remind me of goats. [​IMG]

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