Finally getting around to a post on our St Croix meat sheep. It took a couple of weeks longer than originally anticipated. On the day we were to pick them up, the owner of the girls got sick and couldn’t make it. So we picked up Jacob the male ram by himself. He was very sad and made a ton of noise that first day looking for another sheep to be around. He ended up hiding in the back of our property to sleep by himself. Jacob did however have no problem getting comfortable, eating and drinking. The next day we got Jael and Jubilee to join him. Immediately they bonded and you never see them more than 10 feet from one another.
Picture above of them probably day 2 or three on the farm. They have taken to our land very well and know where everything is at this point. Had a bit of a problem the first few days. The sheep seemed to want to crawl into the chicken coop fairly regularly. Not as much of an issue now as they are starting to get bigger and can’t fit in the opening anymore.
The next step is getting our sheep comfortable enough with us so that they will not get scared and run away if you get more than 10 feet from the. Making progress little by little. Having some feed in hand helps as well. The girls stay further away than Jacob, never getting between him and us. Jacob yesterday actually starting jumping up and down when I approached with the feed. Even eating out of my hand and letting me pet him.