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    Lol I was just about to say about the 2 hours until I realised you're doing yours outdoors, I bet it takes ages to catch them! Ours are in quite small pens so once you've got a crook on the job, they goin down!
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    I have now done 3 out of 4 weeks of my lambing. Bex has just left so its me all on my own again. Found out that we do get paid and a fair bit more than expected. If i get the rest of my ems done would actually consider going back!
    I'm absolutely exhausted though worked 7am-8pm with a 10pm check for the first week and a bit. Then did 9.30pm-midday or thereabouts (varied from 11am to 1.30pm). Then back to 7am-8pm while bex was on nights and now doing 7am-8pm and box up again at 10.30pm Had 8 to do last night including 2 sets of triplets and a few needing lambing... i was not impressed. Hoping for a nice fast quiet box up tonight as we seem to be slowing down a bit. Having about 20-25 ewes lamb a day at the moment.
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    (Original post by Transatlanticdrawl_)
    Lol I was just about to say about the 2 hours until I realised you're doing yours outdoors, I bet it takes ages to catch them! Ours are in quite small pens so once you've got a crook on the job, they goin down!
    :shifty: Show off :p: Yeah but after all that running around it felt really good to deliever a nice healthy lamb 2 hours was probably over exaggerated too! Felt like it though... Ended up forcing it into a corner and grabbing it when she ran by. Grass stains (among other stains... :rolleyes: ) on my jeans now! Love it really... :rolleyes:

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    Yep, theres nothing like coming back, triumphant, covered in blood and gunk, with unmentionables in your hair... and some lovely lambs at the end of it.

    The farmer did the ewes outside, and had trained his dog to bring the sheep down if he pointed at them... Bob the dog was cute but he is a right quad-hog.
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    (Original post by Egglet)
    Yep, theres nothing like coming back, triumphant, covered in blood and gunk, with unmentionables in your hair... and some lovely lambs at the end of it.

    The farmer did the ewes outside, and had trained his dog to bring the sheep down if he pointed at them... Bob the dog was cute but he is a right quad-hog.
    :eek: I must get me a dog like that! I love watching them staggering around trying to get to their feet. Its amazing how quickly they grasp it!

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    On a non-lambing note.... whos pooping themselves over exams? 1st year stuff is scaring me... then i've got to revise 2nd year stuff too AND go to lectures and write up those notes.

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    back from lambing! they had 5 kelpies and 4 kelpie puppies as well as the sheep, cows, pigs and chickens.
    was well fun most of the time. I lovvveee driving the scrambler and quad. altough i did crash the scrambler in the sheep shed! oopssss.
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    had our first OSCE today, oral clinical skills examination, four stations, 6 mins each, five test 1 feedback. had communiation role play task, cattle condition scoring, suturing, and making blood smears, wooo passed them all! now proper exams eep!
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    Went to a battery chicken farm today. It smelled baaaad because they were removing the poo and there was feathers and crap in the air getting in our clothes and hair and everywhere. One shed had 36000 chickens in it!!! I have never seen so many chickens or eggs in my life. It wasn't as bad as I'd expected especially in the shed with the newer regulation cage sizes. Still not a massive chicken fan though.
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    i HATE chickens - am dreadin my ems!!!!!
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    (Original post by x_Bex_x)
    had our first OSCE today, oral clinical skills examination, four stations, 6 mins each, five test 1 feedback. had communiation role play task, cattle condition scoring, suturing, and making blood smears, wooo passed them all! now proper exams eep!
    What did you have to do for the cattle condition scoring? Mine's this wednesday.... gonna practice my suturing!
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    there were some pictures of the tail head and we had to match them to the description, then give a score. then there was four give the ideal score/range of scores for a ...........
    not too bad, passed by guessing really :P:
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    Egglet - do you know a Natasha in your year??
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    (Original post by hannah_vet)
    Egglet - do you know a Natasha in your year??
    I know two, one has brown hair, one has gingery blonde hair! Im sure theres more though...

    Which Natasha? Is she scottish/ english?
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    (Original post by Egglet)
    I know two, one has brown hair, one has gingery blonde hair! Im sure theres more though...

    Which Natasha? Is she scottish/ english?
    English!
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    (Original post by rupertbear91)
    i HATE chickens - am dreadin my ems!!!!!
    Why? They're so easy to manage :yep:
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    (Original post by Dissey)
    Why? They're so easy to manage :yep:
    the first and only chicken experience i went on i walked into the shed and about 5 chickens lept at me and started pecking my neck!!!! It was horrid
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    (Original post by rupertbear91)
    i HATE chickens!
    Me too!! I dislike their eyes, their feet, pretty much everything about them. I always feel like they want to peck my eyes out. :rolleyes:
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    if you hold them upside down by their legs they ust hang there and dont do anything!
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    (Original post by rupertbear91)
    the first and only chicken experience i went on i walked into the shed and about 5 chickens lept at me and started pecking my neck!!!! It was horrid
    That's so messed up (but a bit funny ) ... evil chickens!
 
 
 
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