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How long will the average lamb drink milk for? we have one that is 5 weeks. i rarely see her drinking from mom but she is starting on hay and grass. shes healthy looking, and lively - just wondering

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They'll try for as long as their mum will let them but think 30-90 days as typical.
 
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5 months? wow. how big are they compared to mom?
If lambs will just drink for as long as they can, maybe a better question would be how long do the mothers actually produce milk?
 

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For a dairies purpose ( think useful production) 120 days would be a minimum, and depending on the breed up to 180 and even 200 days. Keep in mind these are a dairy breed and fed/managed to keep production up.
 

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We let our ewes wean their own lambs.... our sheep are so efficient with grass, they tend to get fat. Nursing lambs for a long time helps with their weight control and grows nice lambs too!
 
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