Ewe emergency post lambing

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Yay! Thanks for the update, you got this now! Keep us informed on how they are doing.
 

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Twins are a week old! What a week!! But they are eating fantastic and stools are more solid/pasty. Thinking it was change in diet from colostrum to milk replacer.
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So cute. The big upside of bottle lambs is that the ewes stay extremely affectionate and attached. If the other flighty ewes decide to lamb, you could consider pulling any ewe lambs and bottle feeding them along with these 2. Instant conversion of flock to tame, owner-loving ewes.

Bottle feeding holds no worries for me since we started with dairy goats and routinely pulled their kids at birth and bottle fed. OTH, we had a supply of free milk from the dairy herd to raise them. Buck kids went to auction at 2 months old. Doe kids stayed in the flock. Just don't over feed.
 

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There are better opinions than mine although we have raised our share of lambs over the years. The biggest thing is as @Ridgetop and others have said... DO NOT OVER FEED..... they might want more but remember, they would get 1-4 oz MAX from the ewe at one time... more in the 1-2 oz range... granted they drank more often.... BUT they have a tiny tummy and too much will just run through them.... instant scours.....

It is the same with the calves.... so many think that because they are eating so good and want more they should get more...... WRONG....... gotta limit them since they are getting fed regular rather than getting a little bit more often.

They are cute and look good....
 

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2 weeks old today!!! It's getting easier. The babies are doing great. Still looser stools but energetic and eating well. Got our first snow so kept them in at night but I think there ok now. Hanging in the 30-40s so they got some clothes now but I think doing well!! @Baymule @farmerjan @Ridgetop @SageHill
 

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There are better opinions than mine although we have raised our share of lambs over the years. The biggest thing is as @Ridgetop and others have said... DO NOT OVER FEED..... they might want more but remember, they would get 1-4 oz MAX from the ewe at one time... more in the 1-2 oz range... granted they drank more often.... BUT they have a tiny tummy and too much will just run through them.... instant scours.....

It is the same with the calves.... so many think that because they are eating so good and want more they should get more...... WRONG....... gotta limit them since they are getting fed regular rather than getting a little bit more often.

They are cute and look good....
Per the bag I am to feed more. We are at 4 feedings a day. Definitely closer to 5oz range per feeding?!
 

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The lambs look so cute in their coats! You are doing great.

Follow the instructions and they should be ok. Are you offering feed or hay? Offer just a little, don’t want to overdo it on feed either. What the bag doesn’t say is that you start replacing the milk with grass (in season) hay and feed.
 
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