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Discussion in 'Birthing, Weaning, and Raising Young Sheep' started by secuono, Oct 3, 2018.

  1. Nov 6, 2018
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    Crapola! I forgot to post that Latte was bred Saturday or Friday.
     
  2. Nov 11, 2018 at 10:45 AM
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    Nothing on Lucia still. But now temps are in the 20s at night, 40s days. Ugh.
    Thursday I will be disbanding the breeding groups.
    Been working on putting up 4ft snow fence on the hay field, to keep them away from the weed sprayed areas. The ewes will be put out there. It will help a TON with how much hay I am currently going through. Hoping not to feed them anything until very late next year, since the field was not cut for hay and is tall and green.
    Ponies have been enjoying the green, too, by widening their track.
    Rams will stay on hay and use the three roadside paddocks freely. The other 4 paddocks will be closed.
    I'm thinking of how to give the ewes shelter, though....hmm...I guess the rams can only use the bottom 2...that way the top one can connect to the chicken yard and barn. Hmm...
     
  3. Nov 11, 2018 at 12:02 PM
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    Spoke too soon. Well, either she was bred during a break in the rain or just lightly marked today, but her butt is a faint orange now.
     
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  4. Nov 12, 2018 at 11:04 AM
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    4 lambs got larger coats.

    Krillin.
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    Krillin. So clean! 20181112_104453.jpg

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    2 orange butts.
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    Breeding groups
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  5. Nov 13, 2018 at 7:13 AM
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    I feel like the orange is difficult to see...

    We used a marking harness when we had Boers. I liked blue. It showed up well on their white rear ends.

    We do breeding dates now so I don’t even know where our marking harness is. Lol
     
  6. Nov 13, 2018 at 9:15 AM
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    I've liked the blue and yellow, but now I just use CIDRs and know everyone is getting bred within 5 days so don't bother with harnesses. I've got 21 ewes all due within those days though so it's going to be a little nuts.
     
  7. Nov 13, 2018 at 11:53 AM
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    Rest up!!!
     
  8. Nov 13, 2018 at 1:56 PM
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    Vanilla is being stalked again. Ugh. I really hope they all aren't cycling again...
     
  9. Nov 14, 2018 at 5:26 PM
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    Winter mess expected tonight through tomorrow. Will see how bad it gets before moving ewes.
    Enclosed orange area.
    Will be working on adding Tposts across the mountain while they eat that area down.
    1.5-2ft tall green in there.
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    And some more colored butts...
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  10. Nov 14, 2018 at 5:29 PM
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    I think I will put up the billboards between the pine trees for the ewes. Two next to each other should work.
    Then the ewes will have shelter & water in the chicken yard and pasture out in the field. Rams & alpaca will have the 3 rows of paddocks & allowed to go into the barn. The cover over the sheep areas of the barn will be rolled up.
     
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