Babydoll Sheep Update
It’s been a minute since I’ve specifically shared and talked about our sheep! So here’s your Babydoll sheep update!
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Sweet Babydoll Sheep
They’ve all been doing great! Including Griffin who now has also decided he loves getting pets and scratched! Yay! Time and patience for the win after his rather tramatic beginning at our farm!
I also want to say that this breed has lived up to all my expectations after reading about them for months! They’re all just sweet as pie! They’re gentle and silly and follow me around like puppy dogs wanting affection and treats!
We’ve established a good schedule. They happily greet me baaing when they hear me say “good morning” as I walk towards the barn to let them 🙂 I spend some time visiting with them and then clean out the stable while being followed around, mostly by Clementine who usually is a bit more needy than the others 😉
I check on everyone a few times a day to make sure they have cool fresh water. Then clean out the barn in the evening and visit with them again. When it’s time for “night night” I shake their grain scoop and they come running in for a little grain (corn). Then they get tucked in the barn for the night 🙂 It’s a good sheep life!
Babydoll Teenage Sheep!
However, our babies are growing up! Shorter days and cooler weather triggers Babydoll ewes to come into season. Since we don’t want our ewes to be bred this year, as they are still growing themselves, the time has come to separate the flock.
A New Pasture
So we built another pasture! It allows them to still see each other. The boys, Theodore our wether and Griffin our ram, are together in one and the girls, Clementine and Penelope are in the other. The new pasture is located behind the barn and can be accessed through a different door into the same stable. We also divided the stable on the inside but again they can still see each other 🙂
Also, the new pasture gives access to our stock shed, which was set up for calves at one time. For now we put fencing up in front of the existing stalls because we have to do a bit of work inside them to make sure they’re as predator proof as possible. But once we do that we’ll actually be removing all the divided stalls and the sheep will be able to go inside for an additional shady place to relax. I’ll share that new space once it’s done!
They’ve done really well with the transition! It actually might have been harder on me than them! Lol! This has always been the plan, which is why Theodore our wether is here. Sheep need sheep! They should’t ever be the only sheep so Theodore is Griffin’s companion. But I still felt bad separating them, especially Clementine and Theodore who are actually twins 🙂
Clementine is kind of the boss around here! Lol! When she decides to go in or out of the barn or ventures to a different place in the pasture she calls and they follow. I noticed she called to them quite a bit the first couple of days. So I think she was a bit confused as to why the boys didn’t follow or come when she called to them, but after a couple of days things quieted down and everyone seems normal and happy again 🙂 And the boys didn’t really show any kind of reaction to the change lol!
Babydoll Sheep Update
I love our Babydoll sheep! I’m so so glad we chose this breed and I can’t wait to add to our flock next spring! Then nest Fall we’ll allow Griffin to be with the ladies and hopefully we’ll get to welcome our own lambs here on the farm the following winter/early spring! I can’t even imagine how precious that will be or tell you how excited I am for that moment!
I hope you enjoyed this Babydoll sheep update! And as always thanks so much for stopping by the blog!