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by debcat
19 Aug 2013, 21:15
Forum: Pets and other animals
Topic: Has anyone ever hand-raised a lamb?
Replies: 8
Views: 5027

Re: Has anyone ever hand-raised a lamb?

I end up with some every year,
will never have a single one again after learning my lesson with trudiewoo, now aged 10 and still a pain in the butt.
at least with more than 1 they turn out more like sheep, it does depend a lot on breed as well
native breeds aren't as human orientated as commercials
by debcat
02 May 2013, 23:08
Forum: Smallholder animals
Topic: Diatom for my sheep
Replies: 8
Views: 5033

Re: Diatom for my sheep

diatom wont do them any harm, so I'd do with that as you have loads we drench ours around every 3 months, but, when they are at home the stocking density isn't generous and when they are on common grazing we can't gaurentee that everyone is treating regularily Fluke is a major problem here as well, ...
by debcat
31 Mar 2013, 14:04
Forum: Smallholder animals
Topic: lambing -nightmare start
Replies: 7
Views: 4246

Re: lambing -nightmare start

it's actually less stressful than trying to sort teenagers out
by debcat
31 Mar 2013, 12:35
Forum: Smallholder animals
Topic: lambing -nightmare start
Replies: 7
Views: 4246

lambing -nightmare start

officially we start tomorrow so far we have had 1 abandoned twins from a first time mum with no milk 2 one twin abandoned from a first timer with very little milk 3 a ewe carrying a single keel over 4 a ewe carrying twins prolapse out of 4 lambs 3 are now in front of my fire, the other is with mum i...
by debcat
11 Mar 2013, 13:43
Forum: Smallholder animals
Topic: What a surprise!
Replies: 11
Views: 6126

Re: What a surprise!

Mary
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Molly
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by debcat
10 Mar 2013, 01:00
Forum: General & Misc
Topic: admin?
Replies: 4
Views: 293

Re: admin?

if you're ever stuck just pm all of us and you'll get a reply from someone
by debcat
10 Mar 2013, 00:57
Forum: Franglais
Topic: ALL GONE
Replies: 14
Views: 17139

Re: ALL GONE

really sorry you have had to re-home your birds
look after yourself and keep us up to date - and on our toes
by debcat
10 Mar 2013, 00:53
Forum: Smallholder animals
Topic: What a surprise!
Replies: 11
Views: 6126

Re: What a surprise!

Chris, they are gorgeous
if you email me the pics I will post them for you
by debcat
06 Mar 2013, 20:28
Forum: General & Misc
Topic: My Wedding photo with chickens
Replies: 14
Views: 1244

Re: My Wedding photo with chickens

congratulations, you look gorgeous
by debcat
04 Mar 2013, 23:42
Forum: Eggs and Growers
Topic: Don't think I could be anymore STUPID!!!
Replies: 9
Views: 1154

Re: Don't think I could be anymore STUPID!!!

I hatched some 4 years ago for Xmas dinner, they are still waddling round the field :oops:
by debcat
04 Mar 2013, 20:22
Forum: Smallholder animals
Topic: Two new goat kids
Replies: 8
Views: 4792

Re: Two new goat kids

they are gorgeous
by debcat
08 Feb 2013, 20:04
Forum: General & Misc
Topic: Which Goose?
Replies: 9
Views: 476

Re: Which Goose?

I love my geese I have embdens which have a nasty reputation, but do settle down eventually I've hatched in an incubator, but they've only once managed to sit successfully - probably down to our horrible weather mine just get wheat at night and graze during the day I can't help with culling as I've ...
by debcat
12 Jan 2013, 01:36
Forum: General & Misc
Topic: Mixing breeds
Replies: 3
Views: 264

Re: Mixing breeds

I've kept pekins in a mixed flock before, the largest being cochin and orpington
by debcat
05 Jan 2013, 16:02
Forum: Smallholder animals
Topic: It's going to be a long day!
Replies: 14
Views: 6713

Re: It's going to be a long day!

thats trudiewoo, she'll follow me anywhere unless it involves a trailer or the sheep dip - then brute force has to be used.
strangely she loves wormer and thrivite, you don't have to hold her at all until you are doing the rest and she wants seconds