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Livestock => Sheep => Topic started by: Dolphin on May 02, 2016, 05:51:47 am

Title: Age lambs are safe from predators?
Post by: Dolphin on May 02, 2016, 05:51:47 am
Hi. I'm new to forum and to raising sheep. I have to fully weaned orphan lambs (no ewe). At what age /size can I leave them out at night? I'm worried about predators so have been bringing them in at night. They are currently 7 weeks old.
Title: Re: Age lambs are safe from predators?
Post by: waterbuffalofarmer on May 02, 2016, 08:13:47 pm
at 7 weeks old they should be fine. Lambs are only susceptible to predators if they're weak, too slow, or just plain young (by young I mean between a few days and 1 week old).  At 7 weeks they should be fine, weather is another factor so if they're used to being in of a day or night I would have a shelter for them in the field which they could go into. Hope this helps and all the best :thumbsup: