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10 years 10 months ago #28355 by Redband
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Long time visitor and 1st time poster. This site has been so helpful with all my questions already discussed and answered.
Hubby and I, and our 2 littlies, have recently moved into our 20yr plan, do-er-upper. Lovely 1920's homestead that has had a few things started to be restored but given up on. As with the land, it's been let go but our hardy animals are making short work of the overgrown bits.
This is something we have both dreamed about and we love it here.

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10 years 10 months ago #387796 by Organix
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Welcome aboard :D Sounds like you have plenty to keep you busy for the meantime but if you need advice you need only ask :)

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10 years 10 months ago #387878 by sundaysbest
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Welcome to LSB Redband, where in NZ are you located?! :)
Sounds like you have your work cut out for you - welcome to the club!! :)
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10 years 10 months ago #387974 by Redband
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Hi, we're just out of Wanganui. And our 1st lamb born this morning - YAY - kids are very excited. :D

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10 years 10 months ago #388182 by LongRidge
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If you mean "first of the season" then you will probably know these suggestions, but if you mean "first ever" then some pointers ..... :-)
Don't disturb the newly born lamb and it's mother except if the lambs life is in danger. Keep well away, except for a quick spray of the lamb's navel with iodine spray.
If you do have to move ewe and lamb, hold the lamb as close to the ground as possible, and show the ewe the lamb. This might mean backing away hunched over with the lamb/s in your hands. If the ewe runs away, put the lamb down and hold it by the tail. Hopefully it will bleat and call the ewe back.
Never, never, never keep a ram lamb as a bottle-fed pet. The can get to be very dangerous, especially to children and females.
Pet ewes that have just lambed can turn from being friendly and happy, to being very stand-offish and grumpy after birth.
Spray the navels of newborn lambs with iodine.
Plan to ring the tails and testicles about 2 weeks after the last lamb has been born. I am convinced that older lambs feel less pain from ringing, but they get too big and quick to handle easily.
Good luck :-)

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9 years 2 months ago #34914 by germanshepherd
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it is a dreary morning here but isn't cold at all.I am off soon to take my doggys up to the gardens

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