I'm assuming you've also got chooks or is the chook house for the ewes  You're obviously going to fit in well as you're calling them chooks already. It took me years to stop calling them chickens 
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5 retired Greyhounds ( Bridgette , Lilly, GoGo,Sam and now Lenny) 15 friendly sheep all of whom are named and come when you call them , 2 goats, Mollie and Eee Bee :
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DT;321447 wrote: Dave & Hazel fresh off the boat from London. We have just over 2.5 acres in Hawkes Bay. In time, we hope to build up something of a menagerie of 'farm animals' and pets. So far all we have are four wiltshire ewes and enough wood to build the chook house.
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2x white Galloway steers, 6 Hens, 3 x Rhodesian Ridgebacks, 1x Boarder Collie and 2 x Cats.......500 Possums!
Thanks for confirming my calculations. Strictly speaking we have more than just the 2 acres as we have bought the sheep as a joint venture with neighbours who have about 5 acres of grazing. Between us we have no other animals at the moment. We have a 25000 liter rain tank just for irrigation, and plan to really look after the soil to get the most out of what we have.
LongRidge;321561 wrote: Unless you have got irrigation, 4 ewes and chickens will be plenty of animals on 2 acres in HB. If the ewes are in lamb for lambing from early August, you might have just enough grass to get the lambs up to weight to be gone early January, when the grass disappears for 3 months.
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Mike and Suzi living the lifestyle in sunny central hawkes bay, Still loads of animals oh and we still have our Zebra truck.
Thanks again for the welcome.
mikethebike;324702 wrote: Gday dave and hazel and welcome, which bit of HB are you in? were in CHB four years off the boat from blighty but still feels fresh! I would agree with LR that water wont go far! it dont rain much round here so unless you are also on town or bore water you will need all that and more just to water the stock and have a shower now and again, you dont really appreciate water back in uk we learnt that real quick!
We're not worried about water for ourselves as we're on town supply. We're also going halvies with the neighbours on any stock we buy, and they have heaps more land than we do for grazing. We're entering into things very cautiously – hence only 4 ewes so far...