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A lot of men and women never dream of raising sheep as pets, they only think of raising sheep as a form of milk and meat production. When you are one of those individuals who wish to rear sheep as an animal then you are at the right place because this article provides you with information on how to be a happy sheep owner.
When talking about good natured livestock there is no other livestock like sheep. They are loved by the elderly and children. They can be entertaining to improve and can teach young children how to be responsible people.
Here are some tips in how to rear these animals:
– The first thing to know when beginning to raise sheep is your finances. You need to invest a great deal of money in buying fencing, constructing a lamb house, vaccinating your lamb and feeding your lamb.
– You should have enough space for your sheep to graze on. The land must also be enough to support all of your livestock. If you rely upon pasture then having enough land is a must, but once you do not have enough land you can feed your sheep hay or any other feeds that is suitable for sheep.
– Determining what type of breed you want to raise is your next step. Nigerian Dwarf or Pygmy lamb are recommended as pets but some other breed can do so long as you take care of them.
– You must ensure you get more then one lamb because sheep are interpersonal animals and like living with other sheep. Your sheep can be mixed (males and females), but if you don’t want your sheep to breed you can get the male ones neutered.
– Your sheep should be kept safe. You can do this by building a sheep house and fencing it good. Fencing will keep out harmful predators such as dogs and fox that can eat your livestock.
– Make it a point that your livestock are well feed as well. Sheep like consuming grass, weeds and clover. You may also bring an animal medical practitioner every once in a while to test your sheep and make it a point they may be getting the right amount of nutrients.
Being a content livestock farmer needs you to take care of your lamb. Give them good protection, provide them with food and clean water on daily basis.