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Maggie Culver

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Is this on a physical dvd(s) or just download?
1 year ago
Sticky, yellow poop is normal early on. It can happen because they get a bit too much colostrum or rich milk. We had to wash the back end of the little ewe with soap and water because it got pretty gross! And my lambs eat less than the bag of milk replacer says they should, but they are a smaller breed than the big commercial wool lambs.
I know I'm coming in a little late, but I wanted to throw in my two cents. Right now I am feeding 2 bummer lambs and I have fed a few others over the years. As far as getting mom to accept a twin that she rejected, I 've never been successful. I usually can get at least one feeding of colostrum from mom, but I have a Jersey milk cow so I always have colostrum on hand in the freezer which I use on the lambs for the first 24 hours. From there, I start them on lamb milk replacer until they are "over the hump" at which time I start replacing half with raw Jersey milk. Eventually, I switch over to all Jersey milk (high fat!) until weaning. I've often read that you should not feed cow's milk to lambs, but I think I have been quite successful using it because of the high milk fat in Jersey milk.
I know I'm a little late here, but I just wanted to add my two cents. I have sheep--- more accurately hair sheep. I've had them for almost 15 years. My experience has been that they are very hardy and somewhat self sufficient. They are parasite resistant (I've chemically wormed about 3 times--that's 3 sheep out of probably hundreds over the years) and they are PROLIFIC. On my very nominal pastures, they average 6 babies in 2 years. They live with cows, chickens, pigs and a mini horse. I do feed a good mineral mix to them that the cows and horse get as well and it does have copper. They've gotten it since I've had them so apparently copper (in this form?)is not a problem for them. They do well with the other livestock and keep things grazed more efficiently. I agree with the person who said to get Pat Colby's book(s).
I was able to leave a note on paypal. I just wrote in "DVD set".