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Re: Katahdin Sheep
« Reply #50 on: February 03, 2018, 08:55:54 PM »
What is everyone using to host photos now that photobucket is not an option?

I built a headgate today, worked great but he could just not figure out how to make them real teats work.  So he is being bottle fed again.

My IPhone, screen shot them then post.
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Re: Katahdin Sheep
« Reply #52 on: February 05, 2018, 09:11:02 PM »
I also used whole cows milk for the last two goat kids we bottle fed. They did GREAT. I read the same thing about replacer.
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Re: Katahdin Sheep
« Reply #53 on: February 06, 2018, 09:40:08 AM »
DO NOT FEED POWDERED MILK REPLACERS/FORMULA!
Milk Replacers Kill Baby Goats!!- Milk Replacers KILL Baby Goats!!! MILK REPLACERS KILL BABY GOATS!!!!!
I know this is ridiculous to put this way BUT Please people.. Trust me.. while there may be an unusual case of milk replacers NOT killing baby goats BUT they do more than they do not Unless the breeder is able to get the scouring baby turned around before they die! I cannot stress this hard enough.
Real whole milk, even raw milk from a cow, is much better for them than milk replacer , which can cause diarrhea and floppy kid syndrome. Very often, problems with bottle fed kids stem from the use of milk replacer. I cannot tell you how many emails and phone calls I get a week (sometimes so many in just a DAY) from gals who are losing kids due to kid milk replacers- Even the "best" replacers. "Even" the ones that say "kid replacer" Just don't use them. They are expensive and really not your best choice."

Funny, most of the folks on the Katahdin Sheep Breeder's page say don't use whole milk from a cow, sheep milk replacer is soo much better.  :)

I'm going to take your advice and give whole milk a shot.  I had another guy on the Katahdin Sheep Breeder's Facebook page who raises on average 100 bottle babies a year and gave the same advice as you gave.  He also said he's NEVER had an issue.  Many years ago when he used milk replacer he lost hundreds of babies one year.  Thanks again for your advice, I appreciate it!
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Re: Katahdin Sheep
« Reply #54 on: February 06, 2018, 10:23:51 AM »
DO NOT FEED POWDERED MILK REPLACERS/FORMULA!
Milk Replacers Kill Baby Goats!!- Milk Replacers KILL Baby Goats!!! MILK REPLACERS KILL BABY GOATS!!!!!
I know this is ridiculous to put this way BUT Please people.. Trust me.. while there may be an unusual case of milk replacers NOT killing baby goats BUT they do more than they do not Unless the breeder is able to get the scouring baby turned around before they die! I cannot stress this hard enough.
Real whole milk, even raw milk from a cow, is much better for them than milk replacer , which can cause diarrhea and floppy kid syndrome. Very often, problems with bottle fed kids stem from the use of milk replacer. I cannot tell you how many emails and phone calls I get a week (sometimes so many in just a DAY) from gals who are losing kids due to kid milk replacers- Even the "best" replacers. "Even" the ones that say "kid replacer" Just don't use them. They are expensive and really not your best choice."

Funny, most of the folks on the Katahdin Sheep Breeder's page say don't use whole milk from a cow, sheep milk replacer is soo much better.  :)

I'm going to take your advice and give whole milk a shot.  I had another guy on the Katahdin Sheep Breeder's Facebook page who raises on average 100 bottle babies a year and gave the same advice as you gave.  He also said he's NEVER had an issue.  Many years ago when he used milk replacer he lost hundreds of babies one year.  Thanks again for your advice, I appreciate it!

Your welcome.  :tup:


Just warm it up a little in the microwave in the bottles, they’ll suck the bottles dry quick.
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Re: Katahdin Sheep
« Reply #55 on: February 12, 2018, 07:55:37 PM »
Another set of twins today, 2 ram lambs.  Doing great!

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Re: Katahdin Sheep
« Reply #56 on: February 12, 2018, 08:03:09 PM »
Cute little buggers. :)

How are the bottle feeders doing?
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Re: Katahdin Sheep
« Reply #57 on: February 12, 2018, 08:29:58 PM »
The bottle ram is doing outstanding.  Bigdave's daughter has been feeding him for the past week and he is doing fantastic!
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Re: Katahdin Sheep
« Reply #58 on: February 12, 2018, 08:47:38 PM »
The bottle ram is doing outstanding.  Bigdave's daughter has been feeding him for the past week and he is doing fantastic!

Nice to hear.  :tup:
He’ll follow you around forever like a dog. Just gotta keep the predators away from him, he won’t know to run from them.
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Re: Katahdin Sheep
« Reply #59 on: February 13, 2018, 05:47:12 AM »
The bottle ram is doing outstanding.  Bigdave's daughter has been feeding him for the past week and he is doing fantastic!

Nice to hear.  :tup:
He’ll follow you around forever like a dog. Just gotta keep the predators away from him, he won’t know to run from them.
Also if you keep him to maturity be careful when he starts getting randy, he may be harder to handle being so human bonded.

I have moments when I miss my sheep. I love the lamb pics.
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Re: Katahdin Sheep
« Reply #60 on: February 13, 2018, 08:19:04 AM »
I've already banded him.
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Re: Katahdin Sheep
« Reply #61 on: February 13, 2018, 09:21:32 AM »
Machias let us have this little bottle baby at our house. It has been so much fun!! My daughter has done a great job of caring for Timmy the Lamb. He will be spoiled rotten I'm sure, no matter how hard I try. The whole cows milk was the ticket. He is doing so much better on that instead of the milk replacer.

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Re: Katahdin Sheep
« Reply #62 on: February 13, 2018, 09:42:23 AM »
 :) :) :)  He looks great!  Your daughter has been doing an outstanding job!!!
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Re: Katahdin Sheep
« Reply #63 on: February 13, 2018, 03:03:33 PM »
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Re: Katahdin Sheep
« Reply #64 on: February 17, 2018, 08:47:19 AM »
Gusts up to 50 mph, snowing sideways, sure let's have triplet ewe lambs!! 😁 Glad she had them today, Monday night is supposed to get down to -1.  Finally done with Lambing season, 4 ewes had 10 lambs 6 ewe lambs and 4 ram lambs.  So far everyone is doing great.

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