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kate7590

  • Joined Jun 2014
  • Powys
Lambs tails still not fallen off!!
« on: January 18, 2015, 09:22:29 am »
We ringed our lambs tails and our ram lambs *cough* danglers on Sunday 4th when they were 5days old. 2 weeks later today and they're still on. Hubby's caught them this morning and said the boys bits look like there's a bit of gunk around one part of his bits, like it should come off very soon. They should be off by now surely?! What should we do?
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SallyintNorth

  • Joined Feb 2011
  • Cornwall
  • Rarely short of an opinion but I mean well
    • Trelay Cohousing Community
Re: Lambs tails still not fallen off!!
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2015, 09:24:50 am »
It usually takes 3-5 weeks for the ringed parts to completely fall off.  Don't worry, they'll fall off in time.
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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

Fleecewife

  • Joined May 2010
  • South Lanarkshire
    • ScotHebs
Re: Lambs tails still not fallen off!!
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2015, 11:40:41 am »
I hate finding those little packages dotted around the fields  :P
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SallyintNorth

  • Joined Feb 2011
  • Cornwall
  • Rarely short of an opinion but I mean well
    • Trelay Cohousing Community
Re: Lambs tails still not fallen off!!
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2015, 11:45:48 am »
I hate finding those little packages dotted around the fields  :P

Dot & Skip disagree with you there, FW!   :yum: :dog: :hungry:  ::)
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

Possum

  • Joined Feb 2012
  • Somerset
Re: Lambs tails still not fallen off!!
« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2015, 09:09:25 pm »
I had the same worry with my first lambs but, don't worry, they take at least three weeks to fall off. Sometimes a lot longer. I'm sure everything is fine. :)

 

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