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  1. Sheep
    I'm about to take on 10 Dorper ewes (from one homestead) and 1 Dorper/Katahdin ram (from a different homestead) this week. I've been reading online and people say not to keep dorper rams with the flock year round if you want to avoid having out-of-season lambs. I really would prefer to keep them...
  2. Sheep
    I had a lamb born today blind in his left eye and with shorter left legs than the right ones. He's hobbling around right now and nurses, but can they adapt to survive like this comfortably? Or is it better to just have him put down?
  3. Sheep
    Hi, I’m new on here and I can’t seem to figure out what’s wrong with one of my lambs. I went out to feed and noticed this lamb looked bloated so the next day gave her some baking soda and water as well as some mineral oil. Also gave her a belly massage to put some pressure on her sides. I ran...
  4. Sheep
    I recently boutght five dorper/katahdin mixes that are 2-3 months old and I have seen them all cough over the course of a week. It really sounds like they are trying to hack something up. I dewormed them when I got them. I really don't know what it is because I don't see any other symptoms. They...
  5. Sheep
    Hi all, we have a month old ewe lamb- she was born a premie at a whopping max 2lbs. She has overcome pneumonia, and was unable to stand and walk from the get go- we have seen the vet 2x. BoSe has been administered as well as dexamethasone and vitamins a, b and d. We didn’t see super results...
  6. Sheep
    Hi, we are new to sheep, new to homesteading, taking on a lot this summer and would like seasoned opinions and advice please! We acquired 6 sheep Dorper/ St Croix mix, 4yr old ewe, 2yr old, 3 spring lambs from these 2 & unrelated Dorper ram (father of 3 spring lambs) about 6 weeks ago. Old...
  7. Sheep
    I have two bottle lambs twins that I got at 4 days old. They are now 5 weeks old and weighing 24.5lb and 20.3lb. This is also my first time raising lambs. My question is, how many times a day should I be feeding? I'm currently feeding three times a day, about a pint or less each at every...
  8. Sheep
    I found these a while back. This guy was a shepherd of very large flocks in the UK for many years. I think he has a lot of great information to share. He has a whole series of these. Check them out.
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