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The Chicken Lady

  • Joined Mar 2008
  • Cheshire
bottle feeding
« on: April 14, 2009, 07:34:58 pm »
Last year we hand reared a ewe lamb called Dotty.  :sheep: This year we have Lotty and Spotty.  :P I can't remember how much to feed them. They are about two or three days old. Could someone remind me please. :-[
Karen

ukag0972

  • Joined Mar 2009
  • Argyll
Re: bottle feeding
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2009, 08:33:29 pm »
Read the back of the milk bag!!

It usually has a good indication of how much to feed and how often!!!

The Chicken Lady

  • Joined Mar 2008
  • Cheshire
Re: bottle feeding
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2009, 09:04:03 pm »
I would if I had the bag!!!! I just have some milk in a container that I was given. Do you think I am that stupid?
Karen

Pentre1230

  • Joined Apr 2009
Re: bottle feeding
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2009, 10:27:11 pm »
Hi, If its powder to mix the norm is 200g per one litre of water, to be honest with you at that age its little and often every 2/3 hours, anything from 250/450 ml working upwards and lengthening the time between feeds, sooner you can get them on creep feed the better. Just don't distend/bloat their stomachs to much..

Hope that helps....

Pigtails

  • Joined Mar 2009
  • Scotland
    • 29brawl
Re: bottle feeding
« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2009, 10:47:51 pm »
2oz milk powder to 8 ounces of water, for two weeks, upping it as you go,
Our little lamb, is not doing very well at all,
she is now rejecting all food, it's heartbreaking.
Pigtails

garden cottage

  • Joined Sep 2008
  • forest of dean
Re: bottle feeding
« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2009, 04:46:14 am »
just thought id mention something our vet said hed been using for sick ewes lambs---redbull thought hed lost the plot but its full of sugar,caffeine helps kick start a poorly weak animal.......................neil

Dan

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Re: bottle feeding
« Reply #6 on: April 15, 2009, 08:06:25 am »
Read the back of the milk bag!!

It usually has a good indication of how much to feed and how often!!!

Not the most helpful answer there Lee.  :(

Can I just remind all forum members that the main reason for being here is to help other people - please consider the value of your posts to other members before hitting the Post button.

Mother Hen (aka Dan)  :chook:

ukag0972

  • Joined Mar 2009
  • Argyll
Re: bottle feeding
« Reply #7 on: April 15, 2009, 08:17:08 am »
If you're going to ask a question then include ALL the information.  How was I to know the milk was not in it's original bag!! You wouldn't go to a vet or a doctor with limited information!

Maybe all those asking questions should also review their posts before posting and check they've added all relevent information!!!!

I do apologize chicken lady, no offense intended!!
« Last Edit: April 15, 2009, 08:24:06 am by ukag0972 »

Rosemary

  • Joined Oct 2007
  • Barry, Angus, Scotland
    • The Accidental Smallholder
Re: bottle feeding
« Reply #8 on: April 15, 2009, 09:10:45 am »
Let's just put it down to lambing time stress!

BadgerFace

  • Joined Jan 2009
  • Sussex
Re: bottle feeding
« Reply #9 on: April 15, 2009, 09:13:18 am »
2oz milk powder to 8 ounces of water, for two weeks, upping it as you go,
Our little lamb, is not doing very well at all,
she is now rejecting all food, it's heartbreaking.

Pigtails, I had one like that last year (a suffolk  ::) not one of my Badgers). Tried all usual remedies, then as a last hope, gave Crossgates (farm homeopaths) a call, they sent me a 'off food remedy' in a spray. Within two days she was shouting for her bottle just like the others.

Crossgates Bioengergics Ltd www.crossgatesfarm.co.uk 0845 1308236 - (very helpful, knowledgeable people)

HTH  :sheep:
Breeder of Pedigree Torddu Badger Face Welsh Mountain Sheep & Anglo Nubian Goats

Pigtails

  • Joined Mar 2009
  • Scotland
    • 29brawl
Re: bottle feeding
« Reply #10 on: April 15, 2009, 09:21:16 am »
2oz milk powder to 8 ounces of water, for two weeks, upping it as you go,
Our little lamb, is not doing very well at all,
she is now rejecting all food, it's heartbreaking.

Pigtails, I had one like that last year (a suffolk  ::) not one of my Badgers). Tried all usual remedies, then as a last hope, gave Crossgates (farm homeopaths) a call, they sent me a 'off food remedy' in a spray. Within two days she was shouting for her bottle just like the others.

Crossgates Bioengergics Ltd www.crossgatesfarm.co.uk 0845 1308236 - (very helpful, knowledgeable people)

Thank you, the vet is helping now, just praying we are not too late,

HTH  :sheep:
Pigtails

BadgerFace

  • Joined Jan 2009
  • Sussex
Re: bottle feeding
« Reply #11 on: April 15, 2009, 09:26:02 am »
Quote
Thank you, the vet is helping now, just praying we are not too late,

Fingers (and hooves) crossed for you  :sheep:
Breeder of Pedigree Torddu Badger Face Welsh Mountain Sheep & Anglo Nubian Goats

The Chicken Lady

  • Joined Mar 2008
  • Cheshire
Re: bottle feeding
« Reply #12 on: April 15, 2009, 03:24:52 pm »
Pigtails - I had a problem like that last year. Put your finger in it's mouth. If it feels cold it may have hypothermia. You need to raise it's temperature. I put mine under the brooder lamp I use for chicks. Give alittle warm milk if you can. Sometimes you need to put a tube down to give it some. Once it gets warm it will perk up. Hope this helps.
Karen

Pigtails

  • Joined Mar 2009
  • Scotland
    • 29brawl
Re: bottle feeding
« Reply #13 on: April 16, 2009, 11:00:19 am »
Just wanted to say thankyou, for all the helpful advice on this thread.
The wee lamb is on medication and hopefully the mend,

Cheers! all

 :) :)
Pigtails

 

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