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trish.farm

  • Joined Feb 2014
  • hampshire
weaning a very bad lamb!
« on: April 13, 2014, 11:16:13 am »
Only got one baby on a bottle this year, his mum had mastitis and i had to shoot his twin.  7 weeks old and was down to just half a bottle in the mornings.  Eating humungous amounts of creep.  He is living with his dried up mum and 2 old girls.  Decided to move them to a paddock on the other side of the farm last night so he was out of sight from me for weaning.  Ho hum!!  Went out this morning to do cows and horses and within 10 minutes a wee little white blob appeared over the horizon and full speed.  He had broken through the very powerful elec sheep netting, taking his mum and friends with him.  Arrived at my garden bleating for his breakfast!!

kelly58

  • Joined Mar 2013
  • Highlands, Scotland
  • Home is were my animals are.
Re: weaning a very bad lamb!
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2014, 12:40:31 pm »
 :roflanim: Gotta love em !

jaykay

  • Joined Aug 2012
  • Cumbria/N Yorks border
Re: weaning a very bad lamb!
« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2014, 12:56:57 pm »
Awwww  :D

Yeh, not looking forward to weaning Tex, he has the loudest voice I've ever heard!

« Last Edit: April 13, 2014, 08:15:10 pm by jaykay »

SallyintNorth

  • Joined Feb 2011
  • Cornwall
  • Rarely short of an opinion but I mean well
    • Trelay Cohousing Community
Re: weaning a very bad lamb!
« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2014, 02:41:21 pm »
Awwww  :D

Yeh, not looking forward to weaning Tex, he has the loudest voice I've ever heard!

Well bring him over for a shouting match with wee Alice - she's a frail-looking thing, but my goodness she can shout!

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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

kelly58

  • Joined Mar 2013
  • Highlands, Scotland
  • Home is were my animals are.
Re: weaning a very bad lamb!
« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2014, 03:15:14 pm »
Ah sweet little Alice  :love: we have Boreray twins soooo tiny and a single  today.
Like you say just because they are small dont mean they aint got attitude !  :sheep:

kanisha

  • Joined Dec 2007
    • Spered Breizh Ouessants
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Re: weaning a very bad lamb!
« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2014, 03:41:51 pm »
I'd have to agree with you there Kelly.! sorry no idea how to make this photo a thumbnail!

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Bionic

  • Joined Dec 2010
  • Talley, Carmarthenshire
Re: weaning a very bad lamb!
« Reply #6 on: April 13, 2014, 05:02:19 pm »
Aww, what a sweetie  :thumbsup:
Life is like a bowl of cherries, mostly yummy but some dodgy bits

trish.farm

  • Joined Feb 2014
  • hampshire
Re: weaning a very bad lamb!
« Reply #7 on: April 13, 2014, 05:25:11 pm »
seriously cute pictures!!!!  :eyelashes:

Beeducked

  • Joined Jan 2012
Re: weaning a very bad lamb!
« Reply #8 on: April 13, 2014, 08:56:13 pm »
I wonder if it's something about being wee. Ava is the tiniest of our lambs, about half the size of most of them, but there is nothing wrong with her lungs! From the moment she was born she was shouting for attention. The rest of my Castlemilks seems to be really quiet and non-vocal.

Dogwalker

  • Joined Nov 2011
Re: weaning a very bad lamb!
« Reply #9 on: April 13, 2014, 09:08:47 pm »
The only castlemilk I've ever heard making any noise was Doug's ram.  The two young ones are very quiet.

Beeducked

  • Joined Jan 2012
Re: weaning a very bad lamb!
« Reply #10 on: April 14, 2014, 09:58:15 pm »
They are a very quiet breed. The ram has been shouting a bit since he was separated for lambing but this lamb is a right noisy little tinker!

 

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