We have a 2.5-month-old lamb we've been bottle feeding since birth. She was a triplet. When it is sunny, we leave her outside with the dog, but she has been sleeping inside on the floor. We have .5 acres, and a huge backyard. Any advice on transitioning her to the outside overnight? When we leave her outside by herself, and we are inside it sounds like bloody murder outside. We have definitely spoiled her.
Your best bet would be to get another lamb or yearling sheep. Your lamb doesn't know she's not a person. She needs to bond to another ruminant animal, or she'll continue to experience anxiety when separated from you overnight. I would recommend doing this as quickly as possible if she's already 60+ days old, and wean her off the bottle if you haven't already.
Updated on June 19, 2018
By Rachel Koski