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New Lamb with a little hair missing on leg

Discussion in 'Diseases & Injuries - Sheep' started by reneerising, Jun 3, 2018.

  1. Jun 3, 2018
    reneerising

    reneerising Just born

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    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 to be alone but the larger goat began butting at the lamb so my lamb has been removed. She is also slightly dirty (very small grains of dirt, twigs in her black curly hair) so a bath on the next warm day may be in order. Got them all at a Farmers Market, different owners. I will go to breeder hereafter.

    I went to Tractor Supply and saw a Goat & Sheep Medicine Feed and Goat and Sheep salt block but saw no lamb feed. Did not purchase.

    I have some grass-orchard hay that I gave her. Can she eat a little of the goat grain (Southern States Goat and Kid Feed)? I have read about copper not good for sheep. I also let her eat outdoor grass.

    What can my new lamb eat that is non-pasture? What grain feed and minerals and which brands will give her what she needs? How much grain would you give?

    I work several hours and she will be in the stable until I am home and then she will be let out to pasture under supervision like the kid goats, she is small. I plan to get her 1-2 lamb friends once I can get what she needs.

    What is the better hay types she needs?

    **Also, let me mention this, one of her legs (only there) looks like a very small amount of hair loss. How do I treat or clean? She is separate from the goat kids.

    I welcome all suggestions on her feed, bathing, treating her leg.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Jun 3, 2018
    Southern by choice

    Southern by choice Herd Master

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    This would be better posted under Feeding Time Sheep. It will get the attention of more sheep people. :)


    As far as the hair or wool can you get a picture.