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Backinwellies

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Sad end to a surprise
« on: May 12, 2013, 08:47:48 am »
My OH came in yesterday morning to say one of my Llanwenog ewes was lying down on her own.... on closer investigation I said ...' if I didn't know better I'd say she is lambing'.    1 of my first 8 ewes bought to lamb next year.   

 I left her to it for a while then decided we had better get her in ..... a 5 acre field on a fair slope (she of course was at the bottom) eventually we manaded to get her in and with nothing showing at rear again left her to it.

After a time it was clear further investigation was warrented.... bear in mind we weren't lambing till next year so no lambing kit!.... hand in .... what am I feeling?  (and I'm not a complete novice to this) ... possibly a tail head!?....  Ok cavalry needed .... trip to a neighbour (we have only been here 3 months so were very gratefull to John who came to rescue...   yes tail only presentation (relieved that I had correctly identified this so haven't completely lost what I knew)  .... and poor ewe had been at it rather a long time so result a dead lamb (ewe of course!) .    :gloomy:     

Now I have a recovering ewe (thank goodness) with milk and no lamb ... and the possiblity that any of 3 of the others could all be pregnant..... 

was quite a day!
Linda

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Re: Sad end to a surprise
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2013, 08:57:33 am »
Oh Linda, so sorry to hear about the lamb but hopefully the ewe will recover without any complications.
 
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Re: Sad end to a surprise
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2013, 11:34:25 am »
Oh bloomin' heck Linda - what a nightmare.  Give ??the breeder a ring and let him know - or he'll defo be at Smallholders show, so you could catch him there. 
Fingers crossed that the others are OK whether inlamb or not and hopefully this ewe will make a good recovery.
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Backinwellies

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Re: Sad end to a surprise
« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2013, 11:39:35 am »
Thanks both.   Have spoken to breeder who was very applogetic and we worked out that ewes were all housed on 16th Dec  so any mating occured prior to that ... ram lamb? ..... so at least I know I only have to watch others this week.   Am meeting breeder at show next week ... they are lovely family .  Ewe OK so far. 
Linda

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Re: Sad end to a surprise
« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2013, 11:42:06 am »
Thanks both.   Have spoken to breeder who was very applogetic and we worked out that ewes were all housed on 16th Dec  so any mating occured prior to that ... ram lamb? ..... so at least I know I only have to watch others this week.   Am meeting breeder at show next week ... they are lovely family .  Ewe OK so far.

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