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Hellybee

  • Joined Feb 2010
    • www.blaengwawrponies.co.uk
Re: Very poorly lamb - anything else I can do?
« Reply #15 on: April 14, 2014, 10:34:08 pm »
Oh Rosemary, very sorry about your Lambie  :hug: :bouquet:
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Mammyshaz

  • Joined Feb 2012
  • Durham
Re: Very poorly lamb - anything else I can do?
« Reply #16 on: April 14, 2014, 10:44:15 pm »
 :bouquet: so sorry. You gave it the best chance.

SallyintNorth

  • Joined Feb 2011
  • Cornwall
  • Rarely short of an opinion but I mean well
Re: Very poorly lamb - anything else I can do?
« Reply #17 on: April 15, 2014, 03:23:07 am »
 :hug: :hug:

Sometimes it's for the best, they're just not right.   You did everything you could and should.   :hug:

Would anyone have a lamb you could put on the bereaved mum?  If I were nearer I'd give you one of mine!
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kelly58

  • Joined Mar 2013
  • Highlands, Scotland
  • Home is were my animals are.
Re: Very poorly lamb - anything else I can do?
« Reply #18 on: April 15, 2014, 07:16:27 am »
So sorry ,  :bouquet:

Rosemary

  • Joined Oct 2007
  • Barry, Angus, Scotland
    • The Accidental Smallholder
Re: Very poorly lamb - anything else I can do?
« Reply #19 on: April 15, 2014, 08:09:52 am »
Thanks folks. We had one set of triplets a week ago but they're doing well with mum and Lyra's not the calmest sheep - I did think about it, but if I take the triplet off and Lyra won't take it, it can't go back to mum either.

Sally, I don't think the lamb was right. I think he must have suffered brain damage - he never moved apart from what looked like a few involuntary head, mouth and limb movements and only bleated twice.

Poor little guy, at least he was warm and fed and I even manage to sort the entropion in his eyes, so he didn't have that irritation.

Mum's still a bit bleaty - she's out with the ewe hoggs, out of ight and sound of lambs, no feed, no licks - so hopefully she'll get over it. She's not a keeper this year, but it would have been nice for her to go out on a high  :(

Feeling a bit paranoid about the three still to lamb  ::)

Foobar

  • Joined Mar 2012
  • South Wales
Re: Very poorly lamb - anything else I can do?
« Reply #20 on: April 15, 2014, 09:29:46 am »
Ug, that sucks. Sorry to hear about the wee chap. :(

SallyintNorth

  • Joined Feb 2011
  • Cornwall
  • Rarely short of an opinion but I mean well
Re: Very poorly lamb - anything else I can do?
« Reply #21 on: April 15, 2014, 11:13:25 am »
Feeling a bit paranoid about the three still to lamb  ::)

Don't be.  It's just one of those things, and more likely to be an isolated incident than one of several.   :hug:
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Rosemary

  • Joined Oct 2007
  • Barry, Angus, Scotland
    • The Accidental Smallholder
Re: Very poorly lamb - anything else I can do?
« Reply #22 on: April 15, 2014, 11:31:43 am »
Feeling a bit paranoid about the three still to lamb  ::)

Don't be.  It's just one of those things, and more likely to be an isolated incident than one of several.   :hug:

Thanks. Jinx has just had teeny tiny twins. Their wee legs are like pencils. She's loads of milk but her udder is rather low slung (although the teats are small), so we're giving them a wee hand to feed. The lambs are very enthusiastic though and Jinx does love her babies  :thumbsup:

SallyintNorth

  • Joined Feb 2011
  • Cornwall
  • Rarely short of an opinion but I mean well
Re: Very poorly lamb - anything else I can do?
« Reply #23 on: April 15, 2014, 11:42:19 am »
Bless  :love: :sheep:

Glad you've got some sweet new live lambs to enjoy  :)
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Somewhere_by_the_river

  • Joined Dec 2013
  • Near Llandeilo
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Re: Very poorly lamb - anything else I can do?
« Reply #24 on: April 15, 2014, 12:04:06 pm »
 :hug: Sorry to hear about the lamb,  :fc: that there are only ups and no more down from here on in.

waterbuffalofarmer

  • Joined Apr 2014
  • Mid Wales
  • Owner of 61 Mediterranean water buffaloes
Re: Very poorly lamb - anything else I can do?
« Reply #25 on: April 16, 2014, 09:54:13 am »
You could try putting a tiny drop of brandy in the milk
Hope this helps
thanks
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