How To Raise Sheep For Profit Or For Fun â€“ Important Beginner Tips Raising sheep can be a lot of fun. It is a very enjoyable activity which you can do either as a hobby or even as a business. Sheep are friendly creatures by nature and can prove to be very good pets. The one thing you need to keep in mind if you want to raise sheep is to remember that the sheep cannot fend for themselves. They have to be taken care of by the shepherd. This means there is a huge responsibility on your shoulders in providing food, shelter and water regularly at proper times. Feeding them properly can help in ensuring their health and well-being. Another point to remember is that sheep are social animals. So, you need to keep more than 1 sheep at a time. If you don't want the males to reproduce, then you would have to get them neutered. Sheep need plenty of water, grass and lot of open space so that they can move about easily. When the sheep are in gestation or if they are lactating, they need a lot of water. However, if you are feeding them moisture-rich feeds, then the water requirements are lowered. How much water is needed depends on many factors like environment conditions, health of the sheep and water content present in their feeds. However, normally, they consume anywhere from half a gallon to more than 4 gallons of water everyday. They also need to be vaccinated in order to protect them from diseases. You also need to provide proper shelter in order to prevent them from getting wet. If you are staying in rural area, then you also need to ensure protection of sheep from predators like wolves, dogs and foxes. You have to make sturdy fences because sheep can locate holes in fences and try to pass through them. You also need to keep a lot of equipment when you are raising sheep. Some of the important equipments needed are - shearing, cleaning equipment as well as a few other barnyard tools. It is better to use feeders for feeding the sheep. If you feed on the ground, the sheep are likely to urinate. This may lead to diseases in the sheep. Raising sheep for profit is not as difficult as you may imagine. Even someone completely new can learn how to do it if you just take out a little time to gain the required knowledge. With a little bit of knowledge and help as well as using the right tools, you can raise sheep nicely and even profit from the business. For more details grab our book that can teach you how to raise sheep properly.