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JoanneB

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  • Linlithgow, Scotland
cleaning dirty bums
« on: May 03, 2015, 10:39:00 pm »
Crikey my sheep have developed really dirty bums in the last week or two. I'm going to clean them up. I'm not sure how to go about it and have spent this evening on the net to little help. Can anyone recommend how best to tackle it? I was thinking mild soap/shampoo, a stiff brush, plenty of water and lots of rubber gloves. I've my dagging shears too, but it looks beyond that I think. Any advice is greatfully received.
« Last Edit: May 03, 2015, 10:41:59 pm by JoanneB »
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DavidandCollette

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Re: cleaning dirty bums
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2015, 08:15:41 am »
I would go for dagging and a large glass of wine  :sheep:

Backinwellies

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Re: cleaning dirty bums
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2015, 08:19:48 am »
I would go for dagging and a large glass of wine  :sheep:
.... but maybe not at same time !  :roflanim:
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Slimjim

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Re: cleaning dirty bums
« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2015, 08:35:25 am »
Good plan, but tie them up with a halter first. Assume you've dealt with/ are aware of the cause.

Hellybee

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Re: cleaning dirty bums
« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2015, 08:42:44 am »
Change of grass?? Mag bucket


Happy Dagging :)





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Re: cleaning dirty bums
« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2015, 09:09:09 am »
These Jakoti dagging shears are the best and get through almost anything:

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Deere

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Re: cleaning dirty bums
« Reply #6 on: May 04, 2015, 10:42:40 am »
Jakoti shears are awesome, wines pretty good too!
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Marches Farmer

  • Joined Dec 2012
  • Herefordshire
Re: cleaning dirty bums
« Reply #7 on: May 04, 2015, 12:00:24 pm »
Depending on the size of your sheep having someone stand astride the shoulders to keep them still and standing astride the pelvis yourself and working down from above helps to get them cleaned up with the minimum of stress.  I get the odd one whose rumen reats fresh grass like it was a crate of oranges - I just cut off the mucky wool as the shearer will be in soon.

Castle Farm

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Re: cleaning dirty bums
« Reply #8 on: May 04, 2015, 03:09:52 pm »
It's a shitty job but some bodies got to do it.
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Hellybee

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Re: cleaning dirty bums
« Reply #9 on: May 04, 2015, 03:45:02 pm »
I'm weird I like daggin' :excited:

Bionic

  • Joined Dec 2010
  • Talley, Carmarthenshire
Re: cleaning dirty bums
« Reply #10 on: May 04, 2015, 03:58:47 pm »
I'm weird I like daggin' :excited:
Come and visit me Hellybee. I have a particularly dirty one for you to do  :roflanim:
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devonlady

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Re: cleaning dirty bums
« Reply #11 on: May 04, 2015, 04:16:39 pm »
And don't waste the daggings. Put them in your runner bean trench or into a barrel of water for liquid feed.

 

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