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horsemadmummy

  • Joined Feb 2010
eating straw
« on: March 11, 2011, 04:54:01 pm »
i have just brought home 5 in lamb ewes and put them in the barn on a bed of wheat straw (I couldn't get barley)  I thought I would just leave them quietly after the jouney while I sorted out water and getting hay ring in.  When I came back they were eating their bed!!!

Is this normal and will it cause a problem?
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woollyval

  • Joined Feb 2008
  • Near Bodmin, Cornwall
    • Val Grainger
Re: eating straw
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2011, 05:01:17 pm »
Very normal....obviously tastes good! Will not cause any probs!
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horsemadmummy

  • Joined Feb 2010
Re: eating straw
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2011, 05:22:38 pm »
thanks just panicing!!!

They are lovely - thanks for putting me in touch with them.  Bed was clean obviously.  Had my first taste of being a real shepherd having to unlaod them 1 by 1 as they were eyeing up the 4 acres which are ungrazed!!!!  Shall I put hayleage in tonight or just leave them be they have had  a very busy day?! and I think they have more than enough straw to be going on with.  I thought I would start with the routine from tomorrow ie feeding etc hopefully they will feel more calm.  Will post pics asap.

andywalt

  • Joined Aug 2010
  • kent
  • observe react administer enjoy !!
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Re: eating straw
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2011, 09:05:53 pm »
yes we all like to see your photos of your new arrivals  :wave:
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horsemadmummy

  • Joined Feb 2010
Re: eating straw
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2011, 02:28:16 pm »
here are our new girls

horsemadmummy

  • Joined Feb 2010
Re: eating straw
« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2011, 02:28:49 pm »
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