5 Miniature Sheep Breeds

5 Miniature Sheep Breeds

Miniature sheep breeds are undeniably cute, but beyond that, they are easy to handle and docile – features of an ideal pet – so it isn’t surprising that a lot of people opt for mini sheep breeds as pets over the regular-sized versions. If you don’t know much about miniature sheep breeds, you are on…

Can Sheep Eat Poison Ivy?

Can Sheep Eat Poison Ivy?

Do you have sheep? Raising sheep is not so difficult. It is fun to raise sheep until you see your sheep eating what they should not eat and they get you worried. For example, some homesteaders have seen their sheep eating poison ivy. Can sheep eat poison ivy? Sheep can eat poison ivy without harm….

7 Sheep Colors

7 Sheep Colors

Most of the sheep we count in our dreams are either white or black but those are not the only colors that a sheep can be. There are actually several colors that sheep can have depending on their breed and genetic history. Sheep can come in a number of different shades of various colors including…

Can Sheep and Chickens Live Together?
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Can Sheep and Chickens Live Together?

The Relationship Between Sheep and Chickens Can sheep and chickens live together? Absolutely, yes. Ruminants and poultry have a symbiotic relationship, where both the sheep and chickens benefit from being close to one another. Ruminants want clean pasture that has no parasites, flies, snails, and slugs, with robust forage for them to enjoy. Chickens, in…

What Fruits Can Sheep Eat?

What Fruits Can Sheep Eat?

Do Sheep Eat Fruit? Yes, sheep do eat fruit. They are ruminants that mainly eat grass and other vegetation. Fruit and fruit peels are generally given to sheep as treats and dietary supplements, as they are a rich source of fiber, potassium, antioxidants, and other valuable nutrients. Sheep farmers incorporate fruits into their livestock’s diet…

Can Sheep Eat Celery?

Can Sheep Eat Celery?

Sheep are not very picky when it comes to food, so they might easily eat plants they shouldn’t consume – just because they are there. Celery is a valuable part of the human diet, which is why there are questions and studies on if sheep can eat it too without experiencing some negative side effects….

Black Sheep Breeds

Black Sheep Breeds

You may have heard the baa-baa-black sheep poem. But have you ever actually seen a black sheep? Chances are you have seen a white sheep but maybe not a black one. White sheep may be the more common variant of the quadrupedal ruminant animal. But black variants exist too. In case you have not seen…