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I have been told that Soay are hard to keep in, what type of fencing will be needed?

Soay are not hard to keep into an area, as long as the fencing is of a good type. Stock fencing, taut at the bottom to stop them going underneath, with a strand of wire over the top of the fencing is recommended. As they are small sheep, with an inquisitive nature, they will find small gaps.

If frightened, Soay are capable of jumping high fences, so all handling must be calm, steady and never rushed.

For ease of handling it is also a good idea to have a small area fenced off where the sheep are regularly fed so that when you need to inspect/worm etc. the sheep can be enclosed without fuss.