lambing

  1. Ewesosillyfarmstead

    Are we there yet

    Sorry for the backside photo but this is my first time lambing. She’s so large and yesterday bagged out full. I can’t tell if there is any swelling. She was so wild when we got her she won’t let me much closer. Do you think within the week? Maybe twins? Very hopefull. And a little nervous. Thank...
  2. K

    Close to Lambing????

    It has been a while since I posted about my three adopted pregnant Ewes. The man that I purchased them from swore that they should give birth in September however here we are November and I still have no lambs. The girls are definitely pregnant however I don’t think they were as far along as...
  3. K

    Lambing Shelter?

    I rescued five dorper sheep last month. Two rams and three pregnant females (two of them VERY PG). We quarantined them for two weeks per the advice of out vet. They are ready to go out back to the back 7 acres but should I keep the females in a smaller, separate shelter until after birthing? We...
  4. N

    Lamb teeth grinding - Please help a new lamb owner!

    Hi there, I have had a look through the forums and can't find much similar and am requesting help. I am raising a lamb that I found on the side of the road 3 weeks ago. She was 2.0kg (4.4lbs), barely moving, frozen and wet and had just been born with no sheep in sight. 3 weeks on - She is now...
  5. Roving Jacobs

    Roving's 2019 Lambs

    5 days, 13 ewes, 16 lambs, and I'm done for the month. I've got a goat due later in the month because goats don't abide by anyone's schedules and 3 ewes that cycled again and are due in May but otherwise that's it. Way more singles this year than usual but I didn't flush and nearly half my...
  6. shepherdO

    Shearing before Lambing - How close can you go?

    So my 8 ewes are due starting the 24th, and every few days thereafter for about 3 weeks. I've pondered having them shorn prior to lambing, but we were hit with a cold spell (-20 Celsius and some wind) about 3 weeks ago, so that answered the question for me. However, it's beginning to let up...
  7. shepherdO

    Introducing ShepherdO's flock - ** PICS ADDED ** More on the way

    I've appreciated the assistance I've received so far since joining BYH's, as well as the lambing journals others have posted, so I thought I'd introduce my flock - especially with my first lambs due in just over a week! I fully anticipate some frantic posts during the lambing process, so here...
  8. TurtleCrossingRanch

    Lambing in Inclement Weather

    We got our flock of Barbados Blackbellies of 6 in early August and our girls must have already been pregnant, because I found a nice pair of surprises when I went out to them today: one of my ewes had twins! The gentleman we got them from said the two ewes were likely pregnant when we got them...
  9. C

    How long to wait between twins?

    My GCN ewe gave birth to a healthy ewe lamb sometime around half past 9 this morning. I've moved them to the barn. Mom/Cherry has eaten hay and drunk water. I offered her warm water with molasses, but she doesn't seem to like it. She is still fidgety and pawing the ground. I didn't get her...
  10. misfitmorgan

    Misfitmorgan's - Babies 2020

    And so it starts. Our first lamb was born to our FF ewe 308 on 01/13 between 8pm-midnight. 308 had a large single ram lamb who appears to be in good health, she is feeding him well and taking care of him well. 308 was a triplet so we will be hoping for multiples from her next season. (yes i...
  11. WindyIndy

    First time ewe wont let babies nurse

    Hey all! Man it's been awhile, I miss posting. Life is crazy right now though, got a new job and am working 48-50 hours a week, on top of everyday life, and farming. Anyway, lambing time has began! I already have twin rams and twin ewes (with 3 more sheep to go). Both of these are from first...
  12. Hardisty Homestead

    Winter lambing 2017

    We have a pair of American black belly rams, and a pair of American black belly ewes, and one marino/Suffolk cross who we purchased while pregnant. So far all 3 girls blessed us with 3 sets of twins. The marino cross Gabe us a set of baby girls, the black bellies gave us 4 little rams. Heres...
  13. G

    Slow Labor in Soay Sheep? Labor seems to stall in heat of day?

    Hi. Very new shepherdess here. About a month ago I picked up a small flock of soay sheep, 3 adult ewes, a yearling ewe, and a ewe and ram lamb. I was warned they were with a ram but all the ewes had birthed this spring. I've been watching all the sheep gain condition (they were a bit...
  14. trampledbygeese

    prolapse ewe in labour - no birth bubble yet - when to assist? What to do?

    Please help. Vet is closed and I'm not sure if I should get involved or let the ewe keep going on her own. I'm in tears with worry. 3 year old, black welsh mountain ewe, her name is Mini. This is her second year. This is my third year lambing, second year lambing on my own. I have a lot...
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