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NLL

  • Joined Apr 2010
how long before weaned lambs
« on: August 15, 2010, 12:43:55 pm »
can go back in with their mothers, please.
edited to say ewe lambs only ,of course.
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ScotsGirl

  • Joined Dec 2009
  • Wiltshire
Re: how long before weaned lambs
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2010, 08:13:17 pm »
Not sure if this will be easy to understand but will try - I weaned two ewe lambs last year which I wanted to keep and initially tried to separate them where they could see mums but an acre in between. I gave up in the end as they kept escaping and so they ended up grazing opposite side of fence quite happily.  All stock proofed though so they couldn't hurt themselves but never tried to jump through.

Most say at least two months apart but depends on age I suppose and their temperament.  Mine were Suffolk x, very laid back and 5 months when weaned.  One mum used to chat through the wire but my other ewe couldn't have cared less!

Also, if you are going to put ewes back with a ram I would keep apart until after then.

 

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