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Posted by Nat on February 19, 2002 at 19:28:30:
In Reply to: OT: orphaned lambs posted by Kari on February 19, 2002 at 16:48:05:
I raised 2 orphans last year on extra goat milk. If you dont have it, then all feed stores should carry lamb milk replacer.. hint hint 50lb bags end up cheaper in the long run if you can use it!
Just be careful if thinking about using calf milk replacers. I've heard a few concerns about the level of copper being too high for the lambs.
I turned my lambs out with the goats and my old doe didnt' like one and ate its ear. No, I'm not kidding, I came home and saw one lamb with a bloody ear... it was perfect goat sized bite match.... lets just say the sheep learned to move when the goats said to.
Besides that I saw no problem - if you're thinking about joining the scrapies program I think there is something concerning housing sheep with goats together... but you didnt' hear me say that my goats were with, or ate someone lamb's ear... lol...
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