Monday, March 22, 2010

One, two, .... oh my

From the last post you know that there are three ewes in the nursery under watch. We really thought Crimson was going to lamb next, she showed all the signs; head in the air, lip pulled back, turning to look at her belly, lambs rolling around conspicuously getting into position, pawing, pacing, straining, the whole nine yards. Then Misty started straining. I sat out there for a bit last night until I realized nothing was going to happen very soon, and went to bed.
This is what I found this morning.
I was so worried about this ewe last night. Misty was the first to have stiff legs. As hard a time as she had getting up I was afraid she was too weak and would have a hard time delivering. This is only her second lambing. She had twins the first time. So I gave her a B complex boost, 5 cc's in the buttocks, and apparently, wether I helped or not, she did a bang up job :)
Going to have to keep an eye on the lambs to make sure they are all getting plenty to eat, and will probably supplement them anyway. I was surprised at their coloring; they are a chocolate brown!
So, anyone out there know how to get a suckling lamb to take a bottle too?


Laura said...

Don't even try - just tube them! It's easier, and you know how much they are getting.

Jody said...

Hurray Becky to the rescue :)
I hope someday to know as much about sheep as you do.

Sharon said...

Triplets? You have so much young life going on. Good thing this is your job cuz because it's going to take up your time.

Kara said...

Wow two sets of triplets...what a way to start lambing. Congrats X 6!

Debbi (and Bob) Brown said...

Cool, two sets of triplets? What's in your water? Heehee... I'm lucky to get twins.

How are they doing? I would suggest tubing them too. It's tough to get them to take both mom and a bottle.

Fiber Floozie said...

Ah babies. So cute. Happy lambing.

June said...

Oh wow, Becky!! I can't believe how beautiful those lovely lambs are!! Gorgeous! I love the chocolates, I think maybe they should be the Three Musketeer's don't you? (As in the chocolate bar, right?)

Do you sell lamb fleeces?