Rocky is a Hampshire sheep. He came to Freedom Farm Animal Sanctuary when he was just one week old, along with his twin brother, Andy. He was rescued from a slaughter auction this past Easter time.
Lamb is a popular Easter delicacy for some cultures. When Rocky arrived, he had a problem with one of his eyes. The vet diagnosed him with Entropion, a condition in which the eyelid turns inward so that your eyelashes and skin rub against the eye surface. This causes irritation and discomfort. If not treated, entropion can cause blindness. Rocky had a procedure done to correct the condition and is doing great.
Since Rocky and Andy arrived at such a young age, they were bottle fed a lamb milk replacement several times a day for three months. When animals are bottle fed, they form attachments very easily and remain very docile and friendly.