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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 »
Sent from a fairy ring

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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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Re: Katahdin Sheep
« Reply #65 on: February 25, 2018, 07:37:01 PM »
HUGE shout out to Bigdave and his Daughter for taking in and raising this little ram lamb that was abandoned by Mom.  He was 3 weeks old on Friday.  He came home today and appears to be happy!!  :)

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Re: Katahdin Sheep
« Reply #66 on: February 25, 2018, 07:49:06 PM »
HUGE shout out to Bigdave and his Daughter for taking in and raising this little ram lamb that was abandoned by Mom.  He was 3 weeks old on Friday.  He came home today and appears to be happy!!  :)


He’s a little butterball that looks very happy, how are you feeding him now?
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Re: Katahdin Sheep
« Reply #67 on: February 26, 2018, 07:07:19 AM »
Ewes are not pleased but he looks up to the challenge, good job!!!

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Re: Katahdin Sheep
« Reply #68 on: February 26, 2018, 08:02:36 AM »
He's being bottle fed whole milk, plus all the lambs are chowing down on Sweet COB and hay.  They are all doing great so far.
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Re: Katahdin Sheep
« Reply #69 on: March 12, 2018, 11:45:51 AM »
Timmy's last bottle.  :) 

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Re: Katahdin Sheep
« Reply #70 on: March 12, 2018, 02:51:28 PM »
Timmy well not be happy Tuesday

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Re: Katahdin Sheep
« Reply #71 on: March 12, 2018, 08:23:11 PM »
How much hay, and wet cob is he eating? I think I would still give him a couple bottles a day, he still pretty small. Don’t want to up set him stomach, and have him get scours.
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Re: Katahdin Sheep
« Reply #72 on: March 12, 2018, 08:31:51 PM »
He's been off milk for over a week, he's eating a ton of creep feed and hay.  I joined a Katahdin Sheep page on Facebook.  Several folks on there run a couple hundred ewes.  They all said the same thing the risk of bloat increases a bunch if you continue to bottle feed them after 30 days.  I stopped bottle feeding Timmy on day 31.  They all provide a creep area from 1 week on.  At the 30 day mark they all cold turkey them.   All 10 of the babies use the creep area a lot.
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Re: Katahdin Sheep
« Reply #73 on: March 12, 2018, 08:34:42 PM »
Sounds good then, he sure is cute.  :tup:
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Re: Katahdin Sheep
« Reply #74 on: March 12, 2018, 08:41:34 PM »
He acts like a puppy more than a lamb  :)
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