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Well, today we went to look at yet another property to move to. This one's 160 acres, mobile home, a creek flowing through it, barn, several other out buildings... but the one thing that was included really shocked me: "1 llama and three sheep - if you can catch them". I kid you not, the owners have already moved out and they left behind these animals! I saw them, they were wandering around on the road and grazing on the neighbouring farm. Also, the sheep were in desperate need of being sheered. They were so huge with wool that they seemed the same size as the llama!<br><br>
Anyway, we made an offer on the place... but what the heck am I supposed to do about those animals? I can't leave them roaming around like that. I seriously doubt they're tame... so how do I catch them, even if I just give them away?<br><br>
Also, I'm considering keeping them... anybody ever live with llamas and/or sheep?
 

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The reason they are probably together is that Llamas make excellent guard animals for sheep. They will charge predators and even though they can't really do anything, whose going to stick around when something that size is charging you.
 

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couple ideas<br><br>
find somone with a horse that can rope and hire them to catch them and put them in a prebuilt stall or have a trailer ready to haul them to their new home.<br><br>
fence an area gradually, away from the lure spot. start feeding them and once they are comfortable coming onto that area close off the open side and trap them, depending on fencing, they may break through or hop it, (I know nothing about Llamas) so you may have to do this a few times until they are truely trapped. once fenced then you could slowly bring the fencing inward on them to herd them to a barn or outbuilding, slow gradual process for this one<br><br>
fence your property while they are on the neighbors farm then you can say you gave them to your neighbor <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/biglaugh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="laugh">:
 

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Make a paddock w/a wide gate (5 ft woven wire fence & T-posts should do it - sheep can jump), & put hay, maybe a sheep supplement block (most have molasses), or a fistful of corn in there regularly. After they've eaten in there a few times, swing the gate shut. I'd recommend a trained herding dog, except for the llama might go after it.
 

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I agree with the above too. I have a couple of wild sheep i have to catch for shearing and in the week before I start to feed their morning grain closer and closer to the paddock, then in the paddock for a few days and then on the day just close them in. If you can keep them in a small aread for a while they should get tamer. My sheep all rush me when I have grain.
 

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You've already gotten all the advice you need, but I was going to say the same thing.<br><br>
Having spent most of my teen years tracking down cows that got through the fence, grain was always the ticket home. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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I used to manage natural areas and some of my coworkers had areas that adjoined pasture land. Sometimes the cows would get loose into the natural areas. Then, the owner of the cows would have to hire cowboys (yes, real live cowboys) to rustle up the cattle and bring them home.<br><br>
My coworker has sheep, she seems to like them just fine. You could make things with the wool!
 

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how much graze to they have on the land? You could tempt them with some nice alfalfa or some grain maybe to come back to "your" land. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
I hated it when the cows got out. They were reasonably tame but you had to get up in them just right or they ran off <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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Our sheep got out today with their lambs all over the road but dp lured them in with grain. Of course it took her a while. Some would go in and others would go out so she was pretty worn out when I arrived home.
 
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