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Discussion in 'Waiting Room' started by SandyNubians, Nov 5, 2020.
Ahhh I’ve been following and waiting. I need to see some baby lambs!!!
I can hardly wait for Winnie’s babies! My only way of having lambs.
Ok Winnie, start praying like @fivemoremiles said please!
Then our wait For babies is shorter
I’ve thought about getting some sheep but it’s going to wait until I do a lot more research on which breeds will do well in Texas.
I want them for meat and lawn mowing mainly, the wool would be a bonus to barter with and an occasional lamb would be cute. I’m thinking 6 ewes and maybe a ram later on.
Thankyou @fivemoremiles ! I knew you would know! Good going winnie! Bring on the lambs!
Thank you! Yep, spot on. She went to a corner and did the neck stretching shortly before she started to push.
Ok we are in suspense...how many and where are the pictures lol!
Seriously, praying it’s an easy lambing for you both!
She had a single ram. Went to the corner(right out of camera view, figures) and started to push. There was a nose by the time I went out there and after about 15 minutes of trying to push it out I went to go and check. Both legs were fully backward. I am sure she would have gotten him after a little longer, but I did pull the legs forward and assist a little bit to just get him out. He was up on his feet so quickly. Less than 5 minutes he was up and already following. Very cute little dude. I will try and get some pics later. All done for the next 7 weeks until the does start.
Can’t wait for the mom and baby pics.
A ram lamb...how neat. Cant wait to see your pictures! So glad he is here!
I have seen a lamb catch him self during birth. He literally walked out of the birth channel. He didn't fall to the ground tell his mother started to lick him and knocked him down to the ground.
If you look at a ewes teats they are set horizontal to the ground. The lambs have no trouble finding them.
Make sure that the ewes udder is soft and the teets are open.
Ewes colostrum is very thick. It packs a punch a swallow or two lasts awile.
Sheep aree not goats. Ewes can count to one
With singles tonight band its tail castrate the lamb and vaccinate.
Tomorrow morning turn the pair out of the jug. Jugs are small bonding pens i use 4x5 foot jugs.
I keep singles in the jugs no more than 12 hours. Twins get 24 to 36 hours in the jugs. Triplets get up to 72 hours. Ewes see one lamb and they are happy. With twins and triplets the lambs must find mom. So I give twins more time to bond.
Always turn the pairs out in the morning. That gives them time to find one another and set up a base point to find each an other.
Very interesting and helpful! We've only had two lambings here and I missed both due to not having dates when we bought them. But all of ours are now due last week of March through 1st week of April. I can't hardly find anything about sheep and lambing!
Congrats on your little ram Sandy!! I bet he is adorable! Ours were up on their feet real quick too! Can't wait to see pics!
Congratulations on the ram lamb! I can hardly wait for the pictures!
I find Sandi Brock to be a very good shepherdess. she is good at showing what she is doing but she isn't that good on why she is doing it. I have found that old timers forget what it is like to be a newbie and forget to explain the why. She is good at showing the cuteness of lambs
How's your little lamb doing @SandyNubians? Did you manage to get any pictures?
How is it going with the baby lamb?
Is anyone else getting close?