Guest pax Posted July 1, 2007 Report Share Posted July 1, 2007 It's coming up on Independence Day fireworks and we are on night-time turn out with the horses, they go outside at dusk. I was making up the turn out boards for the week and realized I needed to keep them in that night, because we have a few nutjobs and we can see the fireworks from the back garden. In fact, the best seat in the house is the hay loft, but anyway.... 1. Will my sheep panic over stuff like fireworks? I had a moron in a glider try to kill me once coming down in the field I was riding in. Are things coming down out of the sky an issue for sheep? I'm assuming noise is not an issue, because I haven't seen any anxiety-ridden sheep after the thunderstorms we've had. 2. If for some reason my sheep were in a blind panic, what's the worst case scenario? How far will they go and how fast? Do sheep in a blind panic go uphill, or down? Run for cover or the biggest open spot they can find? Run for a known shelter? What? I have a stream with a very, very steep 10 foot bank, and although it is fenced,..would they lemming themselves? I'm sorry. All of a sudden I realized I had no idea what the outside capacity was, you know? It makes risk management so much easier. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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