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Hellybee

  • Joined Feb 2010
    • www.blaengwawrponies.co.uk
Re: Flystrike, again!...
« Reply #15 on: July 03, 2014, 01:04:08 am »
Thank you xx they are still right as rain and and very strong and they ve been sprayed.  Still yard side, the lambs are nibbling at a little creep, whilst mum has her nuts, and hay, lovely babies and a really doting settled mum xx

Hellybee

  • Joined Feb 2010
    • www.blaengwawrponies.co.uk
Re: Flystrike, again!...
« Reply #16 on: July 03, 2014, 01:07:22 am »
Hope your lambies are well too x

ladyK

  • Joined Dec 2012
  • Conwy Valley
Re: Flystrike, again!...
« Reply #17 on: July 03, 2014, 10:10:35 am »
Lambies are doing very well, thank you.
Actually the struck lambies seemed not to be affected very much, they practically didn't miss a beat  :)
The (unstruck) lambs of the struck ewe suffered more from her setback, especially as she suffered a second setback triggered by not eating much while feeding twins while struck, I think (I posted about that separately)

She greatly enjoyed her B&B and having the bigger pen for the lambies was just the ticket: here's a little video snippet of them looning about: http://youtu.be/q4AN3rZPY3w
 She was much improved after a week, so I couldn't really justify keeping her penned up any longer, so took them all to the big field to join the flock (I will miss having them close by!)
Getting them to the big field was a bit of a logistical conundrum, as I had to walk them down one field through the garden and down the lane, about 300m - I move them with a bucket usually but this particular girl will just not follow out of her comfort zone without the security of the flock. No vehicle can get into the house field either, so in the end we devised the sheepmobil: those tiny Soays fit just fine in my old bicycle dog trailer  ;D




"If one way is better than another, it is the way of nature." (Aristotle)

SallyintNorth

  • Joined Feb 2011
  • Cornwall
  • Rarely short of an opinion but I mean well
    • Trelay Cohousing Community
Re: Flystrike, again!...
« Reply #18 on: July 03, 2014, 10:25:45 am »
Love the sheepmobil   :D
Don't listen to the money men - they know the price of everything and the value of nothing

Live in a cohousing community with small farm for our own use.  Dairy cows (rearing their own calves for beef), pigs, sheep for meat and fleece, ducks and hens for eggs, veg and fruit growing

Bionic

  • Joined Dec 2010
  • Talley, Carmarthenshire
Re: Flystrike, again!...
« Reply #19 on: July 03, 2014, 10:28:59 am »
Great idea  :thumbsup:
Life is like a bowl of cherries, mostly yummy but some dodgy bits

Hellybee

  • Joined Feb 2010
    • www.blaengwawrponies.co.uk
Re: Flystrike, again!...
« Reply #20 on: July 03, 2014, 10:44:58 am »
Aww that is brilliant xx

Anke

  • Joined Dec 2009
  • St Boswells, Scottish Borders
Re: Flystrike, again!...
« Reply #21 on: July 03, 2014, 10:53:22 am »
Love the  :sheep: mobile!  ;D

Dogwalker

  • Joined Nov 2011
Re: Flystrike, again!...
« Reply #22 on: July 03, 2014, 11:05:40 am »
Great creative thinking!!  love it.

Jukes Mum

  • Joined Apr 2014
  • North Yorkshire
Re: Flystrike, again!...
« Reply #23 on: July 03, 2014, 12:26:40 pm »
I am so impressed that I am considering getting smaller sheep  :roflanim:
Don’t Monkey With Another Monkey’s Monkey

Blacksheep

  • Joined May 2008
Re: Flystrike, again!...
« Reply #24 on: July 04, 2014, 12:51:42 pm »
Love it, can just imagine turning up at market on a bike with our market lambs in one of these  :roflanim:

ladyK

  • Joined Dec 2012
  • Conwy Valley
Re: Flystrike, again!...
« Reply #25 on: July 04, 2014, 05:23:16 pm »
can just imagine turning up at market on a bike with our market lambs in one of these  :roflanim:

 :roflanim: :roflanim:
"If one way is better than another, it is the way of nature." (Aristotle)

sc12011

  • Joined May 2011
Re: Flystrike, again!...
« Reply #26 on: July 04, 2014, 08:50:47 pm »
I also use barrier blowfly repel  :thumbsup:  it only lasts a month or so, but it's brilliant, no nasty chemicals. Used it all of last year and the only time I got fly strike was on a lamb that I know I'd only half sprayed as it was so flighty. 


It's also good when they have been struck, you can see the maggots dying and falling out of the wool

 

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