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Hillview Farm

  • Joined Dec 2012
  • Surrey
  • Proud owner of sheep and Llamas!
turning out bottle lambs
« on: April 14, 2015, 07:31:45 pm »
Got a pair of bottle lambs that are around 6 weeks. Eating creep like no tomorrow and now on two bottles a day. Can I turn them out and gradually wean or do they need to be weaned first?  Worried about bloat!

Thanks

Crbecky10

  • Joined Dec 2014
Re: turning out bottle lambs
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2015, 08:09:08 pm »
They should be fine if you turn them out, keeping them on the creep and perhaps cutting down the bottle gradually to wean them  :)

Hellybee

  • Joined Feb 2010
    • www.blaengwawrponies.co.uk
Re: turning out bottle lambs
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2015, 09:49:09 pm »
Are they drinking water well, watch that they're not gorging on the creep and build up turnout sorry if I'm stating the obvious  :hug:

 

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