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charls

  • Joined Oct 2013
Waiting for lambies
« on: March 22, 2014, 04:37:43 pm »
My first lambs were due to arrive on Wednesday... still nothing yet! How overdue can sheep get before they pop? By my count the first to lamb are now at 148 days since the ram served them. Some of them have massive pink udders and teats so I know it won't be too long  :excited:

Hillview Farm

  • Joined Dec 2012
  • Surrey
  • Proud owner of sheep and Llamas!
Re: Waiting for lambies
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2014, 05:08:41 pm »
All in good time!  :thumbsup:

If you watch them they wont do it ;)

chonty

  • Joined Sep 2013
  • Herefordshire
Re: Waiting for lambies
« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2014, 05:20:24 pm »
They absolutely wont! This morning matriarch ewe just 'mooching' clearly uncomfortable but nothing showing. Went out 20 mins later ti check on her and one tup lamb on his feet and suckling!

charls

  • Joined Oct 2013
Re: Waiting for lambies
« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2014, 09:30:49 pm »
I'm pleased to report our very first lambs ever started arriving this afternoon... typically the one time when we weren't even looking. Anyway, two sets of twins. Interestingly in one set there was a huge ram lamb and a teeny tiny ewe lamb... anyone seen this before?

Herdygirl

  • Joined Sep 2011
Re: Waiting for lambies
« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2014, 09:35:17 pm »
Congrats on becoming a grandad!
 
any pics?
 
It's quite common, just keep an eye on the little girl and make sure she gets her share of the milk.
 
 

MelRice

  • Joined Jun 2011
Re: Waiting for lambies
« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2014, 10:19:42 pm »
I often get one larger than the other....Girl big boy smaller this time... But both will be in the freezer by Jan next year!!!!

SallyintNorth

  • Joined Feb 2011
  • Cornwall
  • Rarely short of an opinion but I mean well
    • Trelay Cohousing Community
Re: Waiting for lambies
« Reply #6 on: March 23, 2014, 10:57:48 pm »
I've been told that when you get a big 'un and a small 'un, it'll be three eggs, two in one horn and one in the other.  Then one of the pair dies off and is reabsorbed, leaving the other of the pair pint-sized compared to the singleton in the other horn.
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Live in a cohousing community with small farm for our own use.  Dairy cows (rearing their own calves for beef), pigs, sheep for meat and fleece, ducks and hens for eggs, veg and fruit growing

 

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