Sheep that stay in their shelter

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3 months 1 week ago #559346 by The Island
Hi, we have seven 4-month old Blacknose Vallais sheep. They've previously been out all day grazing, but since we moved them to a new paddock, they stay in their shelter nearly all day.  There are no signs of sickness.  They just don't seem to want to come out and eat.   Any thoughts on why, please?  Thanks

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3 months 1 week ago - 3 months 1 week ago #559348 by kate
Have you checked them for flystrike? That can make them seek shelter. Or they could be looking for shade from the sun or shelter from the rain.
Are they otherwise okay? Eating, drinking etc?

As they're young they may also just be nervous on their own without a 'grownup' to show it's safe...try spending some time in the paddock with them.

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Last edit: 3 months 1 week ago by kate.

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