Harlequin & Babydoll Sheep Care

Fencing

Ideal fencing for sheep would be 5 ft high no climb fencing or 4" cattle panels with a hot wire offset at top and bottom. Larger cattle panel openings can allow lambs to get through, resulting in a dangerous situation.

Shelter

Minimum shelter is a three sided run-in shed. Ideal: barn with doors that can be closed against bad weather.

In pasture, sheep need access to shade throughout the day.

Food/Forage

Adequate hay, water and natural seasonal forage. Can be supplemented with grain at birthing, breeding and weaning.

Hay is usually what is "horse quality" in your region. They do not need "fancy" hay like alfalfa or timothy.