Hollowing out? Maybe? Im bad at this lol

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Is this considered "hollowing out" or not yet?
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We have no idea how far along she is but she has a bag that's about the size of a medium cantaloupe and firm. I really hope she waits a few days. The weather is going to be horrible this weekend.
 

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You got this. You show all the signs of a new Sheep mommy.
Worry————-check
Concern———-check
Posting pictures—check
Bag exam———-check
Ask advice———check
Bad weather——check
Is it time yet?——check
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What can I say? We all have these questions at one point or another though.

Btw I got my answer:
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This just happened about 10 minutes ago. She was so big I would have swore there were two In there but i think she is done.
 

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I have a ewe that has a bag like a dairy goat, she bags up WEEKS before birth and she gets huge.




This is Miranda Lambert on the right front, she has a hanging down pot belly even when she is not pregnant. She lambed twins, the black lamb with the white tail next to her is hers. Too bad it wasn't a ewe lamb!

 

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I forgot to add that if you don't castrate the ram lambs, wean them at 2 months old and keep them separated.
I'm thinking that is what we are going to have to do. We don't have banding equipment and I hear they put on weight better when they aren't castrated. I have to make a decision here soon who I'm going to keep of my ram lambs as the sire for the next generation. The first born looks like he is going to be a real beast but my bottle lamb could be great too but he is still young yet. Just going to have to wait and see. The nice thing is the two older ram lambs are not related to anyone currently in my herd so no mating back to moms.
 
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