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danndans

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Lambing time
« on: March 30, 2008, 10:20:29 pm »
 :sheep: Has every body started lambing now? hows it going, has anybody come across anything different for the first time?

Good luck all you first timers!!!!!

Dan
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Blinkers

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Re: Lambing time
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2008, 09:02:27 am »
Due 20th April....onwards!!   :sheep: :sheep: Only 2 to lamb now though :(
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kanisha

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Re: Lambing time
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2008, 10:08:43 am »
a ewe who won't have her lamb?? what do you take for the gestation period on average? (days)
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danndans

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Re: Lambing time
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2008, 01:14:53 pm »
Due 20th April....onwards!!   :sheep: :sheep: Only 2 to lamb now though :(

Dont over doit blinkers ;D youl be to warn out for the move ;D
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danndans

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Re: Lambing time
« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2008, 01:18:59 pm »
a ewe who won't have her lamb?? what do you take for the gestation period on average? (days)
approx 150 days, do you know the date the ram went in or the date your ewe was with him?
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woollyval

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Re: Lambing time
« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2008, 01:22:44 pm »
This is a great table for working out when to watch for lambs!! Don't forget to use the date of service as day ram went in if you are not using raddle and writing dates down.....if you use date ram went in info you can use the corresponding date as the earliest day you are likely to get a lamb!!!
Don't forget that gestation length will depend on breed and number of lambs!............can be from approx 140 - 160 days ::)

http://www.tvsp.org/gestation.html
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kanisha

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Re: Lambing time
« Reply #6 on: March 31, 2008, 03:29:23 pm »
I'll be honest I usually go on the ewe giving me signs as to when they are close but in this case i do have the date shes on day 155 from the date the ram when in and the day she was seen being serviced; if she wasn't showing signs of her body getting ready I wouldn't be so frustrated and would probably think she was actually pregnant from a later cycle. but i have never seen a ewe so ready to lamb and yet not give birth  :-\ I too worked on 145 day cycle,would have been mar 21st  seems she hasn't  read the book
« Last Edit: March 31, 2008, 03:34:38 pm by kanisha »
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danndans

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Re: Lambing time
« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2008, 06:15:33 pm »
Any lambs yet kanisha?
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Blinkers

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Re: Lambing time
« Reply #8 on: April 01, 2008, 08:20:44 pm »
Oh WoollyS....I like that chart...nice and simple....And before you say it Danndans.....Yes - simple like me  ;D ;D ;D ;D  
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danndans

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Re: Lambing time
« Reply #9 on: April 01, 2008, 08:39:25 pm »
Hey would i realy of said that? I have got a simpler 1 tho if you'd like to borrow it;D ;D

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danndans

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Re: Lambing time
« Reply #10 on: April 01, 2008, 08:42:39 pm »
Thats a realy good easy read chart woolyshepherd, ive got one out of a farmers co-op diary, it covers sheep sows, mares, and cows.
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kanisha

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Re: Lambing time
« Reply #11 on: April 01, 2008, 09:10:48 pm »
noooooo :'( :-\ ewe still eating so i'm thinking don't worry ...............
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danndans

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Re: Lambing time
« Reply #12 on: April 03, 2008, 08:56:55 pm »
anything yet kanisha? :sheep:
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kanisha

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Re: Lambing time
« Reply #13 on: April 04, 2008, 01:15:57 pm »
Not a thing ewe still huge all bagged up, slight mucous after losing quite a bit,   eating I don't think she is ever going to have this lamb. but thanks to al for the advice i am now fully prepared  and ever hopeful it will happen soon. lost track of days ( and  nights sleep!)  :ladybug: ladybirds cute too
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Pebbles

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Re: Lambing time
« Reply #14 on: April 05, 2008, 12:54:37 pm »
Hi Danndans

We're up to ten  :sheep: now with plenty more still to come!!!  :D I am eagerly waiting on one particular ewe (nicknamed Dominant ewe) to 'drop' - she is, and always has been huge, and I'm convinced it will be triplets (that'll make a change from all these twins we're having!  :-\)

We had a really bleak period just prior to things kicking off when we lost a couple of ewes - one in the middle of labour just rolled its eyes and it was gone, we tried to get the lambs out of her without success (could not find a head!!!)  :'(

For our first year of this it has been an emotional rollercoaster with every kind of complication and problem imaginable! We will be experts by next year.

Everything is going much more smoothly now. The 'rucksack' is constantly on standby and I am now on three weeks holiday so we're there most of the time.

Hope all is well with you - how many  :sheep: are you up to now?

Pebbles
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