I know a ditty nutty as a fruitcake Goofy as a goon and silly as a loon Some call it pretty others call it crazy but they all sing this tune: Mairzy Doats And Dozy Doats and liddle lamzy divey A kiddley divey too, wouldn't you? Yes! Mairzy doats And Dozy Doats and liddle lamzy divey A kiddley divey too, wouldn't you? If the words sound queer, and funny to your ear, a little bit jumbled and jivey, Sing "Mares eat oats and does eat oats and little lambs eat ivy" Oh! Mairzy Doats and Dozy Doats and liddle lamzy divey A kiddley divey too, wouldn't you - oo? A kiddley divey too, wouldn't you? I had a last minute opportunity to get a couple lambs yesterday. I need some reassuarnce, please. LOL I got 2 ewe lambs and a ram lamb (which will be for meat only, I am VERY uncomfortable with a full size ram here). They are almost 3 months old. I think they were on the verge of starving. The people had 27 or something of them in a paddock under a tree canopy with no pasture whatsoever to graze. The were sharing 1 bale of alfalfa hay per day and a little bit of cracked corn. She told me they are not getting near enough to eat when i looked at them2 weeks ago. I can only guess the feed was enough only to just maintain them. I have pasture and the grass is really high enough to cut for hay. We have had amazing rain this spring and everything is full and flourishing like crazy. So I put them in my front pasture quarantined away from my goats that live in my middle pasture. They have NEVER seen pasture with grass. They were raised on bare dirt. Their tails where never docked. They are a freesian mix and nice size. The females are approaching maybe 50lbs and the boy is crazy heavy MUCH bigger than the ewe lambs. They were born in February. I paid $45 each for them. The girl that had them said they had to be wormed every month? I was wondering if becase they were on dirt and so many over there in a small place they were more prone and needed it more so than here on clean pasture and good water? At what weight would you take the boy to market for processing? I figure 2 months here on pasture with real feed and clean living he would be market size?? Or is he market size at 3 months and I just need to give him 2 weeks or so on clean pasture to make sure everything is good with them? What age do you breed the ewes? 5 months? If we kept him 2 months (he is not related to the ewe lambs) and let him breed ewes and take him to market then is that too early too breed the females. I plan to breed them, take the lambs they drop and bottle feed them, sell these wild 'do not touch me', "leary of people", "stay just out of your reach" animals and raise my own tame, gentle lambs for next years harvest. They seem so different from goats. Now that I have them I am a little nervous. Thanks for any advice you can give me.