So one of my dorper ewes is a first timer and is very pregnant, and when milked (i'm not milking her yet, but I am just getting her used to getting milked) milk came out from both teats.
I was wondering if there are any guesses as to when she is due? I've been constantly checking on her for a...
I suggest making a fairly small paddock, and lock them in, soon they will run out of grass, and this is where you come in with some hay, don't sit right next to it, but just somewhere in the vicinity of it. Let the sheep come to you. then once they are comfortable, over time, move closer and...
It might be a little longer, is she running or walking different?
Our first time ewe waddled around everywhere very slowly!
Just for a comparison of bellies, this was her a few days before giving birth to a single.
Good luck with your first lambing!
Hope you get a lot of healthy babies!
Yesterday was an extremely hot day, 37 degrees Celsius in the shade, and 39 in the sun! (so in Fahrenheit, 98.6 in the shade and 102.2 in the sun) and my ewe, Mary gave birth to a very small baby.
I heard baaing, and ran out, and the baby had the birthing sack covering its face, so i...
I'm not a big sheep farm, just a small hobby farm, for our family's use. We brought because they conveniently self shed, and for their reputation of a delicious roast!
We had 2 meat cows, they were in our property for about 10 minutes max, one was found 1 month later, and the other...
I'm guessing that she should be fine, my little one that is with her mum tries to eat everything, sticks, the gate, the fence, the water container... She's probably just deciding whats food and whats not, maybe she might take longer to figure out whats what because she has no one to watch?
Eteda - Our sheep and Alpaca have never tried to eat them, but our previous cows always did, and were fine, and our horse constantly munches on them, and enjoys them, so i would assume that sheep would be fine, but i'm not sure.
Devon Violet - So far the sheep are going well...
So, I've stalked around here for a while, replied a few times, but finally decided to introduce myself and my little bunch of animals.
My name is Aimee and i'm from Australia.
I have 4 sheep, Woolimina, Mary, Rose and baby Bailey.
With them is our guard Alpaca, Harry.
And along with the outside...
Today Woolimina, (the ewe) gave birth to a single girl.
She had a very easy birth, it only took around 45 minutes.
The little baby has drunk lots, and is already bouncing around!
We called her Bailey (its a pun name, as in Baa-iley)
I just have a question, Woolimina keeps on pawing the ground...
Thanks for your replies!
I always heard that it just depends on the ewe, some sheep down the road had a little bit smaller udder than her right before they lambed, so I check twice a day for a lamb just in case!
Thanks Mike, These are my first sheep, so i'm probably a worse guesser than you! :)...