Lambies

Discussion in 'Other Pets' started by keren, May 25, 2009.

  1. keren

    keren owned by goats

    Oct 26, 2008
    Australia
    Poddy lamb no 4 just arrived ... ram lamb.

    Looks like this one will be a little more challenging than the others. No. 1 was a day old, no. 2 was an hour old, No. 3 was a few days old.

    No. 4 is at least a week old, maybe more. Very lethargic, very dehydrated. Very lightweight and skinny. Was just droved quite a long distance so that doesnt help him. Just sucked 160ml so thats good.
     
  2. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    your keeping pretty busy....... :hug:

    #4..... I am glad the lamb is nursing........I know... you are taking care... of the baby.....good luck.... :hug:
     

  3. keren

    keren owned by goats

    Oct 26, 2008
    Australia
    took him a while to figure out what that funny thing in his mouth was

    after the initial feed I didnt hear boo out of him for about two hours, I've been sitting here doing my assignment and all of a sudden

    MAAAAAAAH!

    He took another 130ml so thats good. Still very dehydrated and lethargic, but should be improving soon.

    they certainly do keep me busy ...
     
  4. RowdyKidz

    RowdyKidz Senior Member

    Apr 2, 2009
    NW Ohio
    That's great that he's doing well... :)
     
  5. keren

    keren owned by goats

    Oct 26, 2008
    Australia
    got #5 and #6 today. #4 is doing well, so are the new arrivals.

    so now I have:

    1. Erika
    2. Emilia
    3. Batlamb
    4. Rambo
    5. Wilma
    6. Betty

    Good grief!
     
  6. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    That is better news.... :hug:
    You sure got... a full plate.... :greengrin:
     
  7. keren

    keren owned by goats

    Oct 26, 2008
    Australia
    I sure do. This bunch is not as healthy as I normally have them, which is bugging me.

    Erika has persistent scours, I think just from pigging on green grass. Emilia is fine. Batlamb has joint ill. Rambo has a touch of scours just from getting on the milk. Wilma has joint ill. Betty is an on and off non sucker, both Betty and Wilma both have a touch of scours which I suppose is to be expected as they've gone from no milk to lots of milk.

    But we will get there. I'm worried most about the two joint ills. Joint ill is never good
     
  8. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    are these lambs from your sheep or from someone else?
     
  9. keren

    keren owned by goats

    Oct 26, 2008
    Australia
    someone elses

    I am known as the poddy raiser - all the local sheep cockies bring their orphaned lambs to me - because they dont want to invest the time and money to raise them, but they are big softies underneath it all, they dont want to knock them on the head :love:

    I've got it down to a fine art now; I get them for free and hand raise them, milk until about 7-8 weeks, pellets hay and grass till about five months. Some I sell on the bottle, some I sell shortly after weaning, some I sell grown out. I sell alot of hobby packages with three ewes and a ram, for people with a small amount of land who want really really quiet friendly animals.

    either way, I make some money off them, and it helps pay for uni

    And I'm pretty proud to say my poddies always look better than anyone elses in this area

    this 6 are all from the one farm - this guy lambs a bit earlier than the other guys around. you can be assured that I will get more as the months roll on from various sources - last years lambs started to arrive in may and the last one came in november

    I must take some pics for you
     
  10. nancy d

    nancy d Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    near Seattle
    Oh yes please do!
     
  11. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    oh thats great. If I had the time and energy I wouldnt mind doing all that work.
     
  12. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    your a very... special person keren..... :hug: .....you give so much to the animals ...and that is so beautiful..... :love: ....there should be more caring people.. in this world.... like you....your vets and mentors..........my highest respect....go out ...to all of you... :wink: :greengrin:
     
  13. keren

    keren owned by goats

    Oct 26, 2008
    Australia
    thanks Pam :hug:
     
  14. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    your so very welcome keren.......... :hug: :wink: :D