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jaykay

  • Joined Aug 2012
  • Cumbria/N Yorks border
Wanted - orphan lamb
« on: March 19, 2014, 08:54:30 pm »
Looking for an older 'pet lamb', as I've had a 4-6 week old lamb landed on me and for assorted complicated reasons he will need to stay.

I don't start lambing/kidding for another 2-3 weeks. So he could do with a little friend.

Cumbria/N.Lancs/N.Yorks

I realise this is the age that all the hard work starts to ease.....but if anyone does have anything, I'd be grateful.

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SallyintNorth

  • Joined Feb 2011
  • Cornwall
  • Rarely short of an opinion but I mean well
Re: Wanted - orphan lamb
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2014, 12:03:43 am »
Oh!  I've got a newly-orphaned fostered lamb. :'(  She's only a few days old but she's one of our commercials (Texel dad, Texel type mum), so will grow fast ;)  She will of course need bottle-feeding for five or six weeks, which may not be what you want.  Shout if you want her, I'm sure I can arrange transport ;)   
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jaykay

  • Joined Aug 2012
  • Cumbria/N Yorks border
Re: Wanted - orphan lamb
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2014, 06:48:05 am »
Thanks, but she's a bit young unfortunately Both for a friend for the bouncy fella and being realistic, also for the number of bottle feeds she'll still need, given I'm out at work all day.

SallyintNorth

  • Joined Feb 2011
  • Cornwall
  • Rarely short of an opinion but I mean well
Re: Wanted - orphan lamb
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2014, 08:18:35 am »
Thought you'd say that!  But didn't want to not offer - if you can work your way through the double negative  :D

Hope one turns up for you
Don't listen to the money men - they know the price of everything and the value of nothing

Live in a cohousing community with small farm for our own use.  Dairy cow, beef cattle, pigs, sheep for meat and fleece, ducks and hens for eggs, veg and fruit growing

 

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