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Weight 600
Bulk 300

Sheep are found in the wild in grassy locations. They can either be picked up or you can attempt to slaughter them (which has a high chance of failing and the sheep escaping). Sheep are 600 db weight and 300 db bulk as well.


Slaughtering a sheep gives:

Sheep will produce dung when in a pen.

Sheep can be sheared for Wool when in a pen.

  • T9- on 2019/09/21 sheep slaughter was adjusted to no longer provide Wool. Shear before you slaughter.


To successfully breed sheep you must:

Sheep will not breed if there are more than 10 in one Sheep Pen

Occasionally, the sheep in a Sheep Pen may contract Sheep Pox. A Sheep Supplement is required to cure them. Warning: Killing infected sheep will spread the infection to nearby sheep pens.


Domestic sheep eat Sheep Food at a rate of 3 per 3 teppy hours for males, 1 per 3 teppy hours for females.

If a structure runs out of food, the sheep stop breeding and producing dung, and will eventually sicken and die. Death occurs after 3 teppy days without food.


Sheep produce dung at a rate of 1 per 3 sheep per 3 teppy hours, e.g. 9 sheep produce 3 dung every 3 hours.


  • Shearing (or not shearing) does not seem to affect breeding rates
  • Slaughtering does not seem to affect breeding rates
  • The optimal ratio for breeding is 3 males and 3 females. 4:4 would leave only enough room in the pen for 2 pairs to reproduce.
  • To maximize dung production, fill a pen with just female sheep. A pen with only female sheep produces 2.67 dung per day per sheep, and consumes 8 Sheep Food per day per sheep (i.e. 3 onions per dung). Keep a separate breeding pen and manually move new females to your dung pen instead of slaughtering them, until you are producing dung as fast as you need.


Depending on your Arthropodology skill level, slaughtering Sheep may produce Skinlickers, White Sawflies, Toad Sawflies, Bat Mites, Stone Flies, Hairy Slugs and Rose Mites.


In Tale 9, there are a lot of different colours and models of sheep. The picture here shows an example of 6 types in the wild. Uncertain if these are the only configurations of models and colours.

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