Lambs out and Penny has twinsRSS feed

Posted: Monday 7 April, 2014

by Rosemary Champion at 10:18am in Sheep Comments closed

It was a nice day on Saturday, so we turned out Smudge and Pixie with their lambs. They are such timewasters :-) They all seem to be doing well - there's loads of grass in a little paddock that's nice and sheltered.

Yesterday (Sunday) Penny had her twins - a ewe and a tup, weighing in at 4.5kg and 4kg respectively. The ewe lamb had both eyelids turned in but they're fine now. We always get the odd one or two with fairly mild entrpion but I've always been able to correct it by turning the eyelids out every couple of hours for half a day or so.

We also put Poppy and the triplets out yesterday. I did intend to keep them in longer, but they seem to be fine and they were boinging around the pen yesterday, so out they went. The black tup lamb is a wee stoatir - if I didn't have all his aunties and cousins, I'd be tempted to keep him.

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