1. P

    Infected Tag Lamb Ear

    I am currently showing a lamb for fair. Fair is only a 2 weeks away and my lambs ear is infected. I eventually found out the cause of the infection was improper tagging done in the fair. I removed the tag from his ear, cleaned it up, and applied Blu-Kote Aerosol Farm First. I’m scared that how...
  2. C

    Ewe lamb with runny eyes and loud breathing

    Hey guys, we have a ewe lamb that's about 7 months old who has suddenly developed runny eyes and loud breathing. She has actually been in a dry lot for a few weeks with a couple other ewes while we treated them for worms and anemia. They are being weaned back onto grass now. Her eyes are not...
  3. C

    3 Month Old Lamb with Swollen Knees?

    We have a 3-month old dorper x katahdin ram-lamb that suddenly developed swollen knees this week. We had a lamb with joint ill at a much younger age and we know that was due to a really difficult birth experience. This lamb is now much older, did not have a difficult birth, and has been very...
  4. C

    Odd behavior in lamb - should we be concerned? Beginner shepherd question

    Some background on this lamb: He's about a week and a half old and had a rough delivery (sideways position, ewe with pre-lambing vaginal prolapse and then ring-womb - it took us hours to deliver the lamb and we thought we'd lose them both). He has been struggling with a tendon injury in his...
  5. C

    Signs of a Twin Lamb to Come?

    What signs will we see if there is a second lamb to be born? And how soon can we expect a twin to be born after the first lamb has been delivered? This is our first lambing season so we're not sure what to expect or to look for. Thanks in advance!
  6. Legamin

    Feeding for Pregnancy Success!

    This is an issue that came from researching hay feeders. I have built wooden feeders, huge plastic ”apartment feeders”, a myriad of welded mobile bale feeders and structured trough feeders….the end results have been up to 50% hay waste (recent prices reaching $450-$900 per ton grass hay) and...
  7. Mrs.Gray1211

    When to wean?

    Hey y’all! Had our first live birth lamb Oct 12. Mom and baby have been doing great! My question is, it seems Mama doesn’t want baby drinking from her any longer. She won’t allow her to. Baby is nibbling hay and alfalfa and eating some grain. Since it seems she has weaned herself, is this okay...
  8. H

    Orphaned lamb - feeding

    We have a very young (perhaps a week old?) orphaned lamb. He is feeding well but how do we feed him if we have to go to work?
  9. TheSheeper

    LGD chews on lambs

    My LGD won’t stop trying to chew on my lambs. She’s 6 months old and has been with them since she was an 8-week-old puppy. This morning I’m giving the animals water and I look over and the LGD is standing over a lamb, she grabs the lamb by the extra skin and she’s about to lift him when I yell...
  10. Childwanderer

    SOLD - Gulf Coast Native Ewe and Lamb for Sale (Splendora, TX)

    The unregistered, Gulf Coast Native ewe ("Dido" DOB 2/10/2019) and her band-castrated lamb (DOB 12/28/2020) were both sired by LFF Ariestotle GCA 3066. Dido's dam was bred on Laughing Frog Farm in Hempstead, TX, but unregistered due to missing records. The ewe has been exposed to the same ram...
  11. shp123

    Help...newborns not getting milk from mother ewe

    We have twin boys from 12/26. They don’t seem to be getting milk from mom. We squeezed her teats and intermittently some milk squirted. Of course, we are newbies and may not know how to squeeze, but at least no wax blocking The lambs are not getting milk, so we took them inside and tried to...
  12. Childwanderer

    TX - Gulf Coast Ram (no longer available)

    TX, near Houston. GCN intact ram born 1/31/2019 available for sale. Twin, polled, sired by a registered ram, pictured beside him below. This sweetheart (we call him Chesterton) loves chin-scratchings. His father is a good-tempered registered GCN who peaceably stays with the ewes year-round...
  13. TurtleCrossingRanch

    Lamb Refusing to Eat, Drink, or Stand

    I have a 4 month old Barbados lamb that refuses to eat, drink, or stand on her own. She is having regular bowel movements and peeing (hard pea-sized pellets, and slightly yellow urine). I think she ate something in the pasture that didn't agree with her, and she bloated. I have been successful...
  14. N

    Lamb teeth grinding - Please help a new lamb owner!

    Hi there, I have had a look through the forums and can't find much similar and am requesting help. I am raising a lamb that I found on the side of the road 3 weeks ago. She was 2.0kg (4.4lbs), barely moving, frozen and wet and had just been born with no sheep in sight. 3 weeks on - She is now...
  15. Childwanderer

    43 Day old male ram lost circulation to tail

    TL;DR: is it dangerous to return full bloodflow to a swollen tail-tip that is constricted by mud? One of our ram lambs, born 1/31/2019, has a swollen tail tip with crusted mud, some blood, and clear oozing. I thought it was just mud/dung stuck to his tail, but I found that a tight ring of mud...
  16. Kasey

    Possible lame lamb???

    I had a ewe give birth recently to 2 lambs, one I had to bring in and bottle feed due to its leg being broken (possibly by being stepped on) everything has been going well, she has a cast on the broken leg and has been eating well. About 2 days ago though, she suddenly hasn’t been able to stand...
  17. TurtleCrossingRanch

    Lambing in Inclement Weather

    We got our flock of Barbados Blackbellies of 6 in early August and our girls must have already been pregnant, because I found a nice pair of surprises when I went out to them today: one of my ewes had twins! The gentleman we got them from said the two ewes were likely pregnant when we got them...
  18. R

    New Lamb Owner-Help!

    Hi Everyone, I am at the very beginner stages of have a few livestock as pets. I have 2 bunnies, 2 goat kids (maybe 3 to 4 months old) and 1 lamb (maybe 2 months old) I just got by chance. I have 3 separate stalls in the stable area. I had put the very calm newbie lamb with the goats so as not...
  19. R

    LAMB feed

    Hi Everyone, I am at the very beginner stages of have a few livestock as pets. I have 2 bunnies, 2 goat kids (maybe 3 to 4 months old) and 1 lamb (maybe 2 months old) I just got by chance. I have 3 separate stalls in the stable area. I had put the very calm newbie lamb with the goats so as not...
  20. Randakay99

    Lamb Grinding Teeth - help!

    I have an almost three month old lamb. I wormed him three days ago for the first time. He has been fine and eating. This AM he started teeth grinding. Nothing else has changed in his diet. He stopped teeth grinding for about an hour and just laid down to rest. I gave him a little 5g of...