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  1. big brown horse

    *SHEEP* pregnancy toxemia recovery

    Any stories you want to share about how you got your ewe through the recovery process? Since she showed signs of trouble, I have been using a combo of 'rambo's'* formula and my own for treatment until she aborted twin ram lambs. :( I had to help her with the process and it really took a lot out...
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    skinning the hog's feet, ears and tail...I know weird question

    I have a good friend that called dibs on my hog's legs, feet, ears and tail for some good old fashioned authentic ehtnic cooking. She is a fantastic chef with lots of worldly cooking experience. (Not sure what exactly her plans are, but she gets the snout too when it gets cut and wrapped.)...
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    first time wool washer: live and learn

    Meet Dolly my Border Cheviot. I learned how to quietly hand shear her with blades earlier in the summer. I finally got to washing her (BEAUTIFUL, OUTSTANDING) wool. I probably shouldn't have waited b/c the lanolin gets harder to wash out the longer you wait but ya live and learn. Washing...
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    Please help me decide if I should get this ewe...

    As some of you know I am planning on having my own small dairy sheep herd. I have a nice ram lamb that is 1/2 Icelandic and 1/2 E. Friesian, I also have a pure bred Katahdin ewe and a pure bred border cheviot ewe. My original plan was to sell their offspring and use the earnings to buy a nice...
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    Big Brag section for your LGD's and working dogs purebred or not :o)

    Here is mine. She is a St. Bernard mix, I'm thinking great pier b/c she has some killer dew claws in back. Her name is Kate and she came from the shelter. She was turned in b/c she got "too big". :rolleyes: I suspect she was beaten and neglected too, because she was skin and bones (why her...
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    Just wishing everyone here a happy holiday. Hope you are all having a wonderful time celebrating with friends and family. :) Best Wishes to you all! -Sally
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    Thanks Nifty!

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    I think...

    ...that Backyard Herds' logo needs a little pink pig under the word "yard". :D Just sayin'! :frow
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    Do you have a senior horse?

    I do. Share your senior horse stories. How old are they, what do you do differently for them, do they still work? How much do you love :love them? My senior horse is 26 years old. She was an ex quarter horse race horse and is built like a sh** brick house. They just don't make them like...
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    The Shepherd's Lament

    The Shepherd's Lament Now I lay me down to sleep Exhausted by those doggone sheep; My only wish is that I might Cause them not to lamb at night; I wouldn't mind the occasional ewe, But lately it's more than just a few: Back into bed, then up again, At two o'clock and four a.m. They...
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    Diannes what is that natural de wormer you gave your mini pony?

    I got the ingredients as 1 part raw vinegar to 1 part corn oil to 1/2 parts molassas? Is that right? Now, how much would you say a "part" would be for a horse not a pony? Your little guy looks awesome by the way!
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    Boy or girl? Is there an easy way to tell?

    I think one of my felmale rabbits may be a boy. She/it is a lionhead and just turning one.
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    This forum has been hoppin' lately!

    Anyone else notice? :bun I've learned a ton in the last week or so! Thanks everyone for sharing!! -Sally :frow
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    Lets put together a sheep first aid kit.

    What would you have in your first aid kit for sheep?
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    Do female rabbits EVER get along?!

    Just wondering can they share a habitat?
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    What time of year do you breed sheep?

    Just wondering what time of year sheep are normally bred? How long is the typical gestation period?
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    Katahdin sheep still not eating.

    She is an adult, healty katahdin sheep. About 5 years old. She came from a wonderful farm and was very well cared for. She was kinda chunky when I got her, but after a week and a half or so, she has lost quite a bit of weight. I never see her eat. She is on one acre of nice grass with one...
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    Milking sheep?

    Any sheep milkers out there? :fl I've been told it isn't easy to do by hand.
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    Thanks Nifty!

    Thanks Nifty for helping me finally login!! It worked!! Here I am after what seemed like months of "lurking" b/c I couldn't login!!! I look forward to chiming in now...ohh, I also have photos of my horses three and sheep two that I've been waiting to show off!!! :bun :ya :frow And I couldn't...