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Backyard Sheep : an Introductory Guide to Keeping Productive Pet Sheep.

Author: Sue Weaver
Publisher: Pownal : Storey Publishing, LLC, 2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Weaver, Sue.
Backyard Sheep : An Introductory Guide to Keeping Productive Pet Sheep.
Pownal : Storey Publishing, LLC, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sue Weaver
ISBN: 9781603428484 1603428488
OCLC Number: 1058455510
Notes: What to Do Before Lambing Starts.
Description: 1 online resource (250 pages)
Contents: Cover ; The Backyard Sheep ; Title ; Copyright ; Dedication ; Contents ; Preface ; Part 1: Learning about Sheep ; 1. Sheep throughout History ; Sheepish Origins ; Sheep in Great Britain ; Sheep in the Americas ; The Rise of the Merino ; Sheep in the Rest of the World. 2. Introducing the Sheep The Five Senses ; Open Your Mouth and Say Baah ; Social Behavior ; Play Behavior ; Feeding Behavior ; Flocking, Moving, and Catching Behavior ; Cast Sheep ; Behavioral Tidbits ; 3. Choosing a Breed ; What Are You Looking For? ; Breed Classifications. Horns 101 4. Buying Your Sheep ; Where to Start Looking ; Finding a Responsible Seller ; Evaluating Sheep ; Identifying Sheep ; Part 2: Keeping a Few Sheep ; 5. Housing Sheep ; Providing Housing ; Constructing Pens ; Building Fences ; Everyday Equipment ; 6. Feeding Sheep. Your Sheep's Digestive System Feeding Hay ; Feeding Concentrates ; Feeding Minerals ; If You Switch Feeds, Do It Gradually ; 7. Doctoring Sheep ; Finding a Sheep-Savvy Veterinarian ; Keeping Sheep Healthy and Well ; Being Your Own Vet (Sometimes) ; Sheep Illnesses and Afflictions. Coccidiosis Internal Parasites ; External Parasites ; Part 3: Making More Sheep ; 8. Breeding Sheep ; Owing Your Own Ram ; Using Someone Else's Ram ; Handling Rams ; The Sheep-y Birds and Bees ; Handling Ewes Post-Breeding ; Feeding Pregnant Ewes ; Late-Gestation Tips.


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