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LandieMan

  • Joined Jul 2012
How long do I have to bottle feed these lambs?
« on: April 27, 2013, 12:07:08 pm »
I am ad lib feeding two of my lambs. They are currently getting through 3 litres of lamblac a day. They are both as robust as the natural fed lambs. All the lambs are starting to nibble the grass (and the hedge)
, although they avoid the creep feed still. At what age can I expect to keep providing them with lamblac?

sabrina

  • Joined Nov 2008
Re: How long do I have to bottle feed these lambs?
« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2013, 01:22:44 pm »
I fed mine 6wks by that time they were eating their creep feed well. By the time they were a month old I started reducing the milk feeds and giving more creep.If a lamb looked smaller or was not doing as well as the rest I kept it on milk longer.

twizzel

  • Joined Apr 2012
Re: How long do I have to bottle feed these lambs?
« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2013, 05:17:34 pm »
Mine were fully weaned by 6 weeks, at 5ish weeks reduced their daily milk intake to 500ml and they were eating 1/2lb creep each per day. Introduce creep at 1 week old and they will start to pick at it and before you know it they will be off milk.

 

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