Can Sheep Eat Apples? Is It Safe?

brown colored Icelandic sheep next to wooden fence

Sheep are common farm animals; their wool and meat make them valuable commodities on your homestead. It doesn’t hurt that they’re just so dang cute – especially as babies – when they get excited. Sheep have a very specific set of dietary needs which makes giving treats a bit…tricky. If they eat the wrong thing … Read more

Can Sheep Eat Bananas? Is It Safe?

a sheep nibbling on a banana

Sheep have very particular dietary requirements, which means that while we love being able to give them treats, we have to be super-duper careful about how we do it. Even a tiny amount of the wrong thing can lead to serious health problems. Fruit is a common treat for sheep, and the softer the fruit … Read more

Can Sheep Eat Carrots? Is It Safe?

a sheep eating a sliced carrot

I think we’ve all heard the words: “Eh, what’s up doc?” a few times growing up. I know I did because Bugs Bunny was one of my favorite characters in the Merrie Melodies cast. Of course, Bugs is a rabbit so munching on a carrot makes sense but what about sheep? Can sheep eat carrots? … Read more

Can Sheep Eat Chocolate? Is It Safe?

brown colored Icelandic sheep next to wooden fence

Ah, chocolate! The comfort food for everything from bad workdays to bad breakups, this dairy treat has been around for years and is going nowhere fast. Of course, when it comes to comfort, we like to share it – most of the time – with friends and family. The only members of the family who … Read more

Do Sheep Really Need to Wear Bells?

sheep wearing bells

In many places, it is rare to come across larger livestock that doesn’t have a bell hanging from a collar around their neck. Sheep, in particular, are often outfitted with bells and the practice is so common that it is fairly synonymous with pastoral farm life in general. But you have to imagine that wearing … Read more

So, Can Sheep Live Indoors?

chicken and sheep inside hoophouse

Many people may question whether sheep can live indoors. All sheep have the same basic needs, after all – nutritious food and water – so you might be wondering whether you can keep sheep indoors as pets. Sheep are highly social and tend to form strong bonds with other sheep and humans alike. Is it … Read more

How to Raise Sheep Step by Step

grazing sheep

Raising sheep is a fun and rewarding way to add life to your homestead – as well as to expand your bottom line. Sheep don’t require a ton of pasture space, and are docile, good-natured animals for hobby farms. Sheep can serve multiple purposes, including providing wool, meat, or even milk. Consider this guide to … Read more