1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    If you're already a member of our community, click here to login & click here to learn what's new!

Sheep!

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by Chick_a_dee, Sep 28, 2008.

  1. Chick_a_dee

    Chick_a_dee Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2008
    Peterborough, ON
    We're getting 2 sheep on saturday, they're being delivered from a nearby farm, and they may be in lamb! How exciting. We've decided to name the ewes, Heidi and Gerta.
     
    Last edited: Sep 28, 2008
  2. Colored Egg Farmer

    Colored Egg Farmer Chicken overload

    yea more sheep [​IMG]
     
  3. henjoy

    henjoy Chillin' With My Peeps

    145
    0
    129
    Aug 13, 2007
    Lucky you!!! I love sheep and have 42 of them right now. What breed are your sheep? There is nothing cuter than a newborn lamb so hopefully you will have some. I wish you well. Have fun!
     
  4. Chick_a_dee

    Chick_a_dee Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2008
    Peterborough, ON
    Quote:They're Dorset X's, either crossed with Rideau or Suffolk (depends on which ram boinked their mommas), they've been in a corral with a few rams for the last month or so, so the likelyhood that they're pregnant is pretty darn high. So excited to get them! They're being delivered in the back of the farm they're come froms Ford Focus Stationwagon LOL.
     
  5. punky45

    punky45 Chillin' With My Peeps

    100
    0
    119
    Sep 27, 2008
    maine
    what are your sheep used for? id love to have sheep but my mom wont let me. id love a shetland or icelandic.
     
  6. Chick_a_dee

    Chick_a_dee Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2008
    Peterborough, ON
    Quote:Well, they're just lawn mowers right now, we have a 1 acre field that is too overgrown to cut, so we needed an animal to clear it, and sheep were what came to mind, and after seeing the areas the people we bought them from had their sheep clear, we were convinced, we'll shear them and have the fleece spun for our own use, and if we ever decide to eat them, they're completely organic, though that probably won't happen since one of them already has a name, Heidi, and the other might get named Gerta.
     
    Last edited: Sep 28, 2008
  7. punky45

    punky45 Chillin' With My Peeps

    100
    0
    119
    Sep 27, 2008
    maine
    cool! i have two goats called boots and stanley. they are fixed boys though so we dont get much out of them.
     
  8. Chick_a_dee

    Chick_a_dee Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2008
    Peterborough, ON
    Quote:Yeah we were thinking on getting goats, but decided since our fencing wasn't great yet that we'd get sheep now who can be contained within electric easily, and in the spring get two milking goats from another farm we know of closeby.
     
  9. punky45

    punky45 Chillin' With My Peeps

    100
    0
    119
    Sep 27, 2008
    maine
    our goats only get out during the winter when the snow is high. we use a sort of heavy duty chicken wire.
     
  10. Beekissed

    Beekissed True BYC Addict

    I want to get a "sheep mower" in the spring...hopefully bred back. I want to get a Dorper ewe....can't wait! Never gonna mow the lawn again.... [​IMG]
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by