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Bramham Wiltshire Horns

  • Joined Oct 2014
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Lick buckets or Himalayian rock salt
« on: September 16, 2020, 11:30:13 am »
Hi all

i usually give my sheep a couple of lick buckets in the winter months and the pregnant ewes get a ewe and lamb bucket around lambing

i intend to continue to use the ewe and lamb buckets, but wanted to know what people use and if the himalyain Rock salt is a good replacemant for buckets

horses graze in our big paddock and so i dont put buckets out when they graze together.

whats people thoughts?

TIA

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twizzel

  • Joined Apr 2012
Re: Lick buckets or Himalayian rock salt
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2020, 11:48:38 am »
I think the actual trace element/mineral content of rock salt is quite low, so no I wouldn't replace buckets with it. But I would still give them a lump alongside.

Bramham Wiltshire Horns

  • Joined Oct 2014
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  • Bramham flock Wiltshire Horns
Re: Lick buckets or Himalayian rock salt
« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2020, 01:18:20 pm »
cheers Twizzel

i shall stick to what i am doing then :-)
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SallyintNorth

  • Joined Feb 2011
  • Cornwall
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    • Trelay Cohousing Community
Re: Lick buckets or Himalayian rock salt
« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2020, 10:49:00 pm »
Yup, we have himalayan rock salt in all fields at all times.  But the sheep have an organic-friendly mineral lick (not a feed block, no soya in it) if they are not with the ponies, and especially when pregnant or lactating.
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