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vfr400boy

  • Joined Jan 2013
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Re: Am I ready ?
« Reply #75 on: April 18, 2021, 08:57:51 pm »
So my fist pet lambs are 6 and 5,5 weeks old I stopped the milk on Friday night and put them out on grass yesterday,  court them and put them back in the stable last night with creep and hay , put them back out on grass this morning,  but tonight trying to catch them was very hard I now have some skin missing from my knee and I can confirm the electric fence works as I got a belt to the face , I can laff about it now at the time I was not happy,  my question is can I leave the lambs out all night, they have a 6ft fence on 2 sides of the pen to stop some wind etc , or am I best putting away for a week or so ?

vfr400boy

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Re: Am I ready ?
« Reply #76 on: April 18, 2021, 09:16:58 pm »
They are a good size

twizzel

  • Joined Apr 2012
Re: Am I ready ?
« Reply #77 on: April 18, 2021, 09:34:12 pm »
If theyíve got their creep and maybe some hay they should be fine out. The weather is dry... itís the wind and rain they donít like  :gloomy:

SallyintNorth

  • Joined Feb 2011
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Re: Am I ready ?
« Reply #78 on: April 19, 2021, 07:57:59 am »
It's also foxes, badgers and dogs they need protection from, as they don't have a flock to protect them.  But if the fencing is fox proof on all sides then they will be fine out.  They should have a rain shelter though - again, no mum to put them in a sheltered spot and use her body to protect them from the elements.  A tin roof well strapped down over a few hay or straw bales as walls is fine.

It's always easier to get them to come to you than to try to catch them or chase them.  Get them used to you giving them creep, get them to follow you with the bucket.  Feed them inside sometimes and in different places outside, so they have to follow you and the bucket.
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vfr400boy

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Re: Am I ready ?
« Reply #79 on: April 19, 2021, 12:20:44 pm »
No one side is not fox proof so I will keep putting them in for a week or so

vfr400boy

  • Joined Jan 2013
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Re: Am I ready ?
« Reply #80 on: April 19, 2021, 09:46:28 pm »
Putting lambs to bed today was very easy and stress free , I just walked them in to 3 hurdles and trapped them in i don't know why i did not do that before  ???

vfr400boy

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Re: Am I ready ?
« Reply #81 on: April 21, 2021, 09:29:09 pm »
Next question
  My big zwartble ewe lamb ( shes massive and strong ) has started opening her mouth lots and wobbling her jaw lots , she's still eating and drinking from mum loads , just wondering what it is , I thort shed been stung at first but she's still doing it tonight,  I have had a look in her mouth and can't see anything?

twizzel

  • Joined Apr 2012
Re: Am I ready ?
« Reply #82 on: April 22, 2021, 08:15:32 am »
No idea Iím afraid. You could always get the vet to look at her if sheís still doing it today

vfr400boy

  • Joined Jan 2013
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Re: Am I ready ?
« Reply #83 on: April 22, 2021, 01:42:16 pm »
Yes I will check her again tonight at tea time and see what she's doing,  hope she's OK as u would like to keep her

vfr400boy

  • Joined Jan 2013
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Re: Am I ready ?
« Reply #84 on: April 23, 2021, 07:03:16 pm »
Shes not moving her mouth now , so am thinking it was nettles or brambles thats upset her a bit ,

 

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