Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: Bottle feeding lambs?

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Warkworth , NZ
    Posts
    1,402

    Default Bottle feeding lambs?

    Now don't tell me how hard this is, what a committment etc, etc because we've agreed to do this!


    But I do need some pointers....basically about everything and anything to do with rearing little sheep.




    Helpful hints please.....

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Auckland
    Posts
    617

    Default

    I found a good book at Amazon for the beginner, "Living with Sheep". It is a good overview. It's a fun read too.

    http://www.amazon.com/Living-Sheep-E...2425121&sr=8-3

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Waikato
    Posts
    1,785

    Default

    The teats fit standard pump/ drink bottles so don't buy special bottles.

    Buy plenty of teats (from Farmlands) as they're cheap and wear out quite quickly.

    If your lamb is young get him or her a cover for this time of year- I used op shop baby cardies, don't think this is necessary though.

    How young is it going to be and how many? You'll need a secure patch of grass or if it's really young perhaps a space in the garage at first.

    Ignore anyone who says otherwise- these are babies taken from their mothers and can chill quickly and be quite distressed.

    I loved having lambs- I even got up in the night to feed them, but you can just do a last feed late and a first feed early- aw, can I come see?!

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    NZ
    Posts
    8

    Default

    Ask here ...



    http://www.lifestyleblock.co.nz/vforum/index.php

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •