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Re: Little lambs [Re: btomlin] #6186957
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And around here they alway lamb on the coldest night of the year in Jan and Feb.....


Fixed it for ya! smile Was nothing worse than the 2-3am checks and have one struggling when it was brutal cold. It seemed like you would just get warmed up enough to get back to sleep ans it was time to chore before school.


Yup night ! Lol....we even had a baby monitor in the barn and in our bedroom,during lambing....just so they didn't freeze to death....we could get out to the shed and get the colostrum in them and under the heating station..


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Re: Little lambs [Re: Mike in A-town] #6186964
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They always come on the coldest night... It's like the law or something.

Mom always laughs when she tells the story about waking up one morning and finding a dozen or so piglets in the bathtub...

The sow had her litter on the coldest night of the year... So grandpa sacked them up in burlap bags and brought them in the house.

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Re: Little lambs [Re: Mike in A-town] #6186994
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One trick we learned with a cold lamb.....fill up the tub with very warm water ( in the house bathroom) and put the lamb in a plastic garbage bag...with the head sticking out of course.....and lay the lamb in the tub ..to get its core temp up....works slick and keeps lamb dry.


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Re: Little lambs [Re: btomlin] #6186996
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My great uncle used his teeth. Said it was the cleanest way to do it. No infection for the lamb.

Re: Little lambs [Re: Nessmuck] #6187000
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Originally Posted By: Nessmuck
One trick we learned with a cold lamb.....fill up the tub with very warm water ( in the house bathroom) and put the lamb in a plastic garbage bag...with the head sticking out of course.....and lay the lamb in the tub ..to get its core temp up....works slick and keeps lamb dry.


Good info. Thanks.

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Re: Little lambs [Re: Mike in A-town] #6187012
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Just came back fron NZ. They are shearing their fall lambs before market, and breedimg the ewes. Got the ewes and rams in the best pastures. Never seen so many sheep in my life.

Re: Little lambs [Re: fossil2] #6187027
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Originally Posted By: fossil2
years back I helped a buddy who had about that many ewes. I did the night shift "baby sitting' during lambing. interesting part was castrating time,,,,,he used his teeth. ive heard that was common many years back.
That's how they did it here, long ago . I mentioned that here a while back...no body seemed to know what I was talking about. That was considered the sanitary way , back in the day .


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Re: Little lambs [Re: trapper les] #6187036
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Originally Posted By: trapper les
Originally Posted By: fossil2
years back I helped a buddy who had about that many ewes. I did the night shift "baby sitting' during lambing. interesting part was castrating time,,,,,he used his teeth. ive heard that was common many years back.
That's how they did it here, long ago . I mentioned that here a while back...no body seemed to know what I was talking about. That was considered the sanitary way , back in the day .


Well they sure as heck ...didn't do it that way in Maine.....You'd be hard pressed to find someone with that many teeth.....


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Re: Little lambs [Re: Mike in A-town] #6187057
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I raised a few sheep several years ago. One fault I found was a perfectly healthy ewe could be walking in a pasture one day & think to herself "I wonder what it is like to die?" She will die & there ain't a darn thing you could do about it.


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Re: Little lambs [Re: Nessmuck] #6187279
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Originally Posted By: Nessmuck

Well they sure as heck ...didn't do it that way in Maine.....You'd be hard pressed to find someone with that many teeth.....
Haha!

Re: Little lambs [Re: lebowski] #6187515
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Originally Posted By: lebowski
That might of just been what he told you so it would not seem so weird.

Originally Posted By: fossil2
...interesting part was castrating time,,,,,he used his teeth. ive heard that was common many years back.

Then what? Just swallow??? LOL


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Re: Little lambs [Re: Mike in A-town] #6187616
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We have some where around 30 ewes. Turned the ram in on the first of November, so we figure lambing should start soon after the first of April.

We use bands to dock and castrate. Aim for day five. Never had any problems, all the lambs have been up and around in just a few minutes.

Re: Little lambs [Re: Mike in A-town] #6187623
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We don't bother castrating. They bring the same at the sale barn. This is hair sheep I'm talking about.

Re: Little lambs [Re: Mike in A-town] #6187880
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My son banded all his sheep.....it worked out great,to get a nice tail dock


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Re: Little lambs [Re: Mike in A-town] #6187935
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big bob,,swallow if you feel the need. we didn't swallow any of them til they came out of the deep fryer later.

we docked the tails with a docking shears. first set of jaws crushes the bone, second jaw snips the tail off behind the crushed area. occasionally the second jaw would slip between 2 crushed vertebrae, then youd have a bleeder. we'd slip a band over the stub and the bleeding would stop immediately. worked great.

Re: Little lambs [Re: Mike in A-town] #6187937
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No new lambs today... So far.

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Re: Little lambs [Re: Mike in A-town] #6187940
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My dad raised sheep and was around them all my life. My dad always had a bottle of whiskey around with a nipple on the bottle when lambing started. The sick one's came inside and got them all warmed u[ and he gave them a shot of whiskey. I'm not sure if he had some other thing mixed in with it or not. He said it was the best medicine you could give them. LOL

Lambing was a great time of the year and nothing more fun to be around are the lambs. LOL

Re: Little lambs [Re: Mike in A-town] #6189696
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New one from yesterday...



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Re: Little lambs [Re: Mike in A-town] #6189705
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What breed is that one ?


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Re: Little lambs [Re: Mike in A-town] #6189717
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Not sure Nessy, they're hair sheep. I'll ask my sister... I'm headed back over tomorrow to help build fence.

They're usually pretty skittish, but I managed to hold that lamb for a minute... The ewe wasn't happy. I got the stink eye and foot stomp.

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