Mark Billadeau Posted February 20, 2014 Report Share Posted February 20, 2014 We have between 65 and 70 bred ewes this year. Typically they can lamb in the field, the barn yard, or the barn; however this year the field and barn yard are covered with a foot of hard crusty snow so they all are lambing in the barn stalls or right in front of the barn (they have access to the field and barn yard). So far we've had 5 sets of triplets, 7 sets of twins, a single, and a still born lamb. We have a few pens in the barn for "at risk" lambs like triplets, wandering lambs, wandering/inattentive ewes, and small lambs. We generally like to give triplets a few days in a pen but that won't be possible this year; clearly we do not have enough pens for this year's lambing (note to self: build 4 more pens in the barn this summer). One set of triplets has a small lamb so they get a pen until that lamb is strong. The other pens were filled with other triplets and a set of twins with a wonder lamb. This morning two sets of triplets were born right next to each other and one of the ewes was certain the other was trying to steel her lambs. This ment the problem ewe and what I think are here 3 lambs were moved to a pen bumping out another family unit. Three more weeks of lambing....... Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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