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MrsJ

  • Joined Jan 2009
Orphaned Lambs
« on: March 24, 2011, 08:15:30 pm »
We are due to start lambing next week (although I am sure that one of the ewes won't wait that long!).  We've decided that this year, we do not have the time to rear orphaned lambs.  Does anyone know of anybody near Worcester that would take them on? :sheep:
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TheGirlsMum

  • Joined Sep 2010
Re: Orphaned Lambs
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2011, 08:41:19 pm »
Wish I was nearer I would love to have some but haven't found any :(

jaykay

  • Joined Aug 2012
  • Cumbria/N Yorks border
Re: Orphaned Lambs
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2011, 09:06:43 pm »
Radio Cumbria operates a 'lamb bank' to put orphan lambs in touch with milking ewes!
Don't know if the 3 counties do anything similar?

freethyme

  • Joined Mar 2011
  • Solihull
Re: Orphaned Lambs
« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2011, 09:07:15 pm »
I live in Solihull around 40 miles.  I am looking for lambs and would been keen to have some if I don't get any sorted before.
RegardsNigel

Freddiesfarm

  • Joined Jan 2010
Re: Orphaned Lambs
« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2011, 08:17:30 am »
Where are you based thegirlsmum?  I am about to start lambing my ewe lambs and we only ever leave them with a single so we will have some spares.  We are Devon/Somerset

MrsJ

  • Joined Jan 2009
Re: Orphaned Lambs
« Reply #5 on: March 25, 2011, 02:52:53 pm »
Hi Freethyme - will let you know if we get any.  The radio is also a good idea - thanks

ShaunP

  • Joined Dec 2009
    • Timber Chalets and Lodges
Re: Orphaned Lambs
« Reply #6 on: March 25, 2011, 07:45:05 pm »
Mrs J

I am just south of Tewkesbury and I am looking to rear some orphans this year.

I can take up to 20!!!

Shaun

TheGirlsMum

  • Joined Sep 2010
Re: Orphaned Lambs
« Reply #7 on: March 25, 2011, 08:12:37 pm »
Thks for that Freddiesfarm but I am down in the depths of Cornwall as south as you can get.

MrsJ

  • Joined Jan 2009
Re: Orphaned Lambs
« Reply #8 on: March 25, 2011, 10:12:01 pm »
thanks Shaun, I'll let you know.

ShaunP

  • Joined Dec 2009
    • Timber Chalets and Lodges
Re: Orphaned Lambs
« Reply #9 on: March 26, 2011, 06:40:55 am »
Sent you a PM.

 

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