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funkyfish

  • Joined Nov 2011
  • Devon
New lambies
« on: May 06, 2013, 10:01:34 am »
Very happy!  :D
My lovely Shetland x CMM girl (fromCW-thanks again!) has had a lovely set of twins on Saturday!! One of each- a jet black girl and a dark Katmoget boy.


 They were up and drinking in less than 5 mins, and mum (Willow) waited till I was up at the field to have them!


Came up about 8 am and she was lying down, kept an eye on her from afar, and she just poped the boy out. She had a ten minuet rest and popped out the girl. She made it look easy.


I've got them penned in surrounded by electric as there are foxes around. She had lost some weight- haven't handled her for a couple of weeks, but been feeding ewe nuts. Will separate her and her other daughter for a week or so to make sure she gets enough feed as our greedy wethers will have the lot other wise.


Makes it easier to send off her 2 year old, very skitty daughter as I have a lovely, friendly ewe lamb to keep. ;D
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SallyintNorth

  • Joined Feb 2011
  • Cornwall
  • Rarely short of an opinion but I mean well
Re: New lambies
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2013, 10:09:11 am »
Great stuff  :thumbsup:

We shall, of course, require piccies please  :excited:
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Live in a cohousing community with small farm for our own use.  Dairy cow, beef cattle, pigs, sheep for meat and fleece, ducks and hens for eggs, veg and fruit growing

funkyfish

  • Joined Nov 2011
  • Devon
Re: New lambies
« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2013, 10:15:06 am »
I really dont have a clue how to put them on.. will read the info, otherwise anyone have any idea how to put them on?
If this goes wrong, sorry!


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Old and rare breed Ducks, chickens, geese, sheep, guinea pigs, 3 dogs, 3 cats, husband and chicks brooding in the tv cabinate!

Bionic

  • Joined Dec 2010
  • Talley, Carmarthenshire
Re: New lambies
« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2013, 10:31:31 am »
 :thumbsup: Well done and lovely pic
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Fleecewife

  • Joined May 2010
  • South Lanarkshire
    • Wester Gladstone Hebridean Sheep
Re: New lambies
« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2013, 11:30:11 am »
Oh they are beautiful  :) :sunshine:
 
Just a small point - try to keep that electric mesh really tight or the lambs will get stuck in it (even when it's on but especially if it shorts out).  You need guy ropes for the corners ie string and tent pegs.   Having long ago had sheep entirely tangled in the horrible stuff I'm paranoid about it.  Also carry a sharp knife so you can cut the mesh off quickly in an emergency.
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funkyfish

  • Joined Nov 2011
  • Devon
Re: New lambies
« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2013, 12:05:55 pm »
Thanks! Had thought about it- not keen on the electric but no alternative at the mo.. Its all sorted and staked out ona  new area of grass that will do for a good 3-4 days then will move again and re stake it out. It gets windy at our field to it always needs tying out at the corners! (In the pic just moved the electric quickly whilst sorted out a pen for her- thats why its all slack).
Old and rare breed Ducks, chickens, geese, sheep, guinea pigs, 3 dogs, 3 cats, husband and chicks brooding in the tv cabinate!

Blinkers

  • Joined Jan 2008
  • Carmarthenshire
  • Carmarthenshire/Pembrokeshire border
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Re: New lambies
« Reply #6 on: May 06, 2013, 12:09:11 pm »
Crackin'  :thumbsup:
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MrsJ

  • Joined Jan 2009
Re: New lambies
« Reply #7 on: May 06, 2013, 12:59:12 pm »
Lovely pic! :love:

Rosemary

  • Joined Oct 2007
  • Barry, Angus, Scotland
    • The Accidental Smallholder
Re: New lambies
« Reply #8 on: May 06, 2013, 03:49:39 pm »
Gorgeous lambs  :thumbsup:

SallyintNorth

  • Joined Feb 2011
  • Cornwall
  • Rarely short of an opinion but I mean well
Re: New lambies
« Reply #9 on: May 06, 2013, 06:10:02 pm »
Beauties!   :love: :sheep:
Don't listen to the money men - they know the price of everything and the value of nothing

Live in a cohousing community with small farm for our own use.  Dairy cow, beef cattle, pigs, sheep for meat and fleece, ducks and hens for eggs, veg and fruit growing

Mammyshaz

  • Joined Feb 2012
  • Durham
Re: New lambies
« Reply #10 on: May 06, 2013, 06:35:26 pm »
So cute  :love:

Pedwardine

  • Joined Feb 2012
  • South Lincolnshire
Re: New lambies
« Reply #11 on: May 07, 2013, 09:17:20 am »
Shetlands are amazing aren't they. Lambies are so up and at 'em.

 

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