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Thanks for all your replies, very helpful! So I think I won't bottle feed the lambs, but like some of you said will take one away once weaned. I think when our other ewe (last one due) has hers I will bottle feed one from birth on the milk replacement we have but if I'm going to do that I will definitely take it from the mum. 

Thanks again! 

8 silkie hens, 3 silkie boys, 3 Jersey wooly buns, and tons of chirping and hopping babies
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Thanks for all your replies, very helpful! So I think I won't bottle feed the lambs, but like some of you said will take one away once weaned. I think when our other ewe (last one due) has hers I will bottle feed one from birth on the milk replacement we have but if I'm going to do that I will definitely take it from the mum. 

Thanks again! 


They are your sheep, but you really don't have to do all that.  If you just do what the 4H kids do and work with your weaned lambs  every day they will get tame enough.  Sometimes to the point of being obnoxious. By obnoxious I don't mean aggressive.  Just follow you around everywhere and stick their noses into whatever you are doing.  But as I said, they are your sheep and you need to do what makes you happy and what you are comfortable with.  Bottle raising lambs and other critters is fun.   A lot of work, but fun.

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The obvious takes a little longer.
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