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plt102

  • Joined Jan 2011
How long should I wait for a triplet to come?
« on: May 03, 2014, 11:33:46 am »
My Shetland ewe has just lambed a lovely set of twins, however I think I see another water bag so maybe my first set of triplets. Scary. How long should I leave her to see if it is a triplet or just afterbirth that hasn't come away yet. Also do I have to foster on a triplet or can mums sometimes cope? I'd like to interfere as little as possible

shep53

  • Joined Jan 2011
  • Dumfries & Galloway
Re: How long should I wait for a triplet to come?
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2014, 12:28:21 pm »
HOPE by now ewe finished twins or trips

plt102

  • Joined Jan 2011
Re: How long should I wait for a triplet to come?
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2014, 12:33:52 pm »
Hi there, I think I was disturbing her by hanging around so I have popped off for a bit of lunch to give her a bit of peace. The other two were up and suckling so I'll go back in an hour and see if she needs help.

Bramblecot

  • Joined Jul 2008
Re: How long should I wait for a triplet to come?
« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2014, 12:35:08 pm »
Congratulations :thumbsup:   They are lovely little mums :hugsheep: that usually manage all by themselves  ;D

plt102

  • Joined Jan 2011
Re: How long should I wait for a triplet to come?
« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2014, 12:40:24 pm »
Yep, I love them. So easy. I have a few GFD crossed with Shetland and had a few probs with them but never a problem with a Shetland ..... Touch wood :-)

Bramblecot

  • Joined Jul 2008
Re: How long should I wait for a triplet to come?
« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2014, 12:46:32 pm »
I have crossed GFD and Shetland this year too.  I've pm'd you.

Nethermoor Pigs

  • Joined Mar 2014
Re: How long should I wait for a triplet to come?
« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2014, 03:16:31 pm »
All we did in our lambing session with the farmer was stick our arm in and feel around :) Unless that would be interfering too much!

 

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