Margali's Griffin Wood Ranch

Baymule

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Yup, you have a friend. The formula I gave you gets expensive, but then I have 3 little stinkers. LOL They are 3 weeks old now, so I bought lamb milk replacement and now I’m mixing half formula to half milk replacement. I’ll wind up with more $$$$ in milk than they are worth, good thing 2 of them are registered.

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@Mini Horses Painted Peggy was off cycle vs everyone else. Other ewes have already weaned their babies.

Coconut is up to 8.02lbs from 5.28lbs Tuesday a few hours after birth. She's almost caught up to twin's birth weight of 8.82lbs. Her brother now weighs 10.46lbs. So Peggy at least has enough milk for one lamb.
 

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Miking is easy. Unless you have an uncooperative animal. Most dairy animals like to be milked since they come to realize it relieves the pressure of a full udder. It is training them to be milked that can be difficult. Also sheep udders usually have tiny teats which can be harder to milk. I have milked colostrum from sheep and frozen it.
 

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@Baymule knows most of this already but I've been too upset to post here. Friday evening I came home from work to discover Aria's big twin injured and Panda dead in the night pens. Panda was also partially eaten. Between weeping I took care of things. I arranged for a coyote hunter to come out multiple evenings and worked on resetting up my cameras.

Saturday as I was working on camera's I caught attacker in the act. He sperated Misty from the flock and had her down by hind leg. I narrowly avoided being bitten as I took shovel to attacker.
 
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