Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Sheep on greens.

I let the sheep and alpacas over here Sunday. Could have  been a little longer, but they wanted to go. They are happy now.

Last weekend, they were out back. I checked on them before I went to bed that night. They were all laying out under the stars, just fine. The gate was open so they could get back in the yard if they wanted.

When I got up the next morning, the gate was all torn up. It's a chain link gate. All torn up. I checked the sheep, they seemed fine. I have no idea what happened. It was shut when I checked it out.

Then I started noticing little Campbelle, off by herself most of the time. I just thought she needed some quiet time. Then later, I noticed she was a little slow when she walked. So, a few days ago, she was laying down in the barn and I saw her back right leg. Right above the hoof looked swollen. And she's limping when she walks.

I think, whatever happened that night the gate was torn up, she was in the middle of it and got her foot broken. All the others are fine. She hangs out with the alpacas. They are slow and she feels comfortable with them. I guess maybe they got spooked, maybe by coyotes, and tried to get to the front yard, but the gate had gotten closed by wind and they wanted out bad. I can't even imagine how they did it.

I'm just going to have to let Campbelle's leg heal on it's own I think. I might go by the vet and get a few shots of Banamine for pain though.


Sandra Morris said...

I hope she heals quickly~!

Kris said...

Me too. I hate when animals get hurt. She seems to be doing ok, just lays more than usual.

An At Home Daughter said...

Could you wrap her foot? We wrap with the flexi? bandage wrap they sell for horses at the feed store. If there leg needs splinting we use a wooden dowel, and a sheet of quilt batting cut to size to protect the leg from the dowel.

Kris said...

I did wrap it. I hope it keeps her from putting too much weight on it for now.