With the weather we have here in Texas its very common to get flystrike. It is probably much different weather where your lambies and if I could I would leave the tails. These guys have to be docked though to go into the showring. The way I see it its either dock them and give them a comfortable life as a show lamb or don't dock them and they will probably end up eaten. The lamb I decided to keep last year I docked her tail to keep flystrike away but not as short as I would a showlamb. She's still got a nub xD And yes. We are planning on docking them tomorrow. I wanted to do it when it was cooler so it would be a little bit anestetic for them but the bad weather just flew in so were getting them done tomorrow.
Most everyone around here does theirs;the few I've seen who don't..Oh my goodness! It's sickening what flies/maggots can do to a sheep.I helped a shearer once do some ewes who had flystrike,and swore after that that I would never leave tails on mine.I don't dock very short though,as that can cause a whole set of problems in itself.