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  • Joined Jul 2011
  • Port O' Menteith, Stirlingshire
Re: Getting a ewe to adopt
« Reply #15 on: February 08, 2013, 12:30:31 am »
I've found that if I have a ewe with a pair and she rejects one, lift both and giv her a new pair. far more success. I use the adopters, grand job.
It's always worse for someone else, so get your moaning done before they start using up all the available symathy!


  • Joined Apr 2012
  • Carmarthenshire
Re: Getting a ewe to adopt
« Reply #16 on: February 08, 2013, 04:45:53 pm »
We use several different methods of adopting a lamb under a ewe, the first being spraying the lamb with a lovely strong pungent smelling perfume and spraying in front of the ewes nose (not up it). When spraying the lamb its best to spray the underside of it and its rump and this is where the ewe normally smells first.
The second being "skinning" this is where you simply skin the dead lamb and place the skin on the lamb to be adopted,
The third being using a bucket of warm water place the dead lamb into it, this then brings out all its natural smells etc.. then rub the dead lamb all over the adopted lamb, so that the ewe recognises the smell.
All three of these normally work for us!!
Hope this helps


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