Sheep Breeding Ends

After Killarney destroyed the inside of the barn I decided it was time for sheep breeding season to end. So this morning we woke up and got ready to break up the breeding groups.

That meant leaving Molly in the house so the Commander and the #3 son could drag Killarney across the yard to join Hoss. Getting Lara and Azalea to the other side was easy, all I needed was a pan of grain and they trotted peacefully alongside me as I walked back. Sara circled behind just to keep then moving but it was really easy.

The worst part of the end of breeding season is getting the rams back together, they usually try to kill each other trying to reestablish dominance.


Hoss and Killarney fought it out in close quarters for quite a while but in the end Hoss wound up as boss – again. At one point the Commander went out and found the two of them with their horns entangled, doofuses!

When we put them up tonight they were tired, cut up, bleeding from several places, and still stinky, but I think they are back to getting along. Thank goodness breeding season is over.

This entry was posted in Sheep.

6 comments on “Sheep Breeding Ends

  1. Teresa says:

    I’m so glad my bucks are nice.

  2. Donna says:

    Always a relief when things calm back down again! Hormones are such lovely things in animals and people, makes us all nutso 🙂 Hope you are feeling better!

  3. We didn’t breed this year…:( but not having to put the idiot rams back together is the upside! LOL

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