Hey! I have never owned sheep before and was wondering how similar keeping sheep are, compared to keeping goats. I have working border collies that I love to work with, and they have mastered herding ducks, chickens, then goats. But goats aren't the easiest to herd in a group haha. I am definitely going to get big into sheep in the future, just to train my dogs, but I am very inexperienced in sheep care. I have never seen anyone in my area own sheep, so I don't know of anyone else to ask. 1. Has anyone raised both sheep and goats? 2. Do they have common diseases as goats? 3. Do they get wormy easily? It's hot, wet, and humid here, so we have big worm loads. I would LOVE to get some southdowns. But I have looked into the Florida Cracker Sheep, maybe start off with something hardy just get used to keeping them. Main goals are hardiness, temperament, and ability to be worked. 4. I am from the south east so it is hot year round, will they overheat? 5. I am okay with shearing, but are they hard to keep clean? 6. I know they are grazers, rather than browsers. But what feed is best, hay? I have never seen any sheep feed in my area so I have no idea. 7. Minerals? I know copper is toxic, but anything else? 8. Vaccines? 9. Tips or anything to think about? Thank you! I have watched hundreds of videos, and googled like crazy. But they still seem foreign to me. I might try to find a sheep forum to look into it more.