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Athiena14

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Hey guys. I just started getting into herds and about 3 weeks ago bought a Barbados black belly ewe and a young lamb 3 months (unknown breed?) At an auction.

The ewe was in bad condition with her hooves and worms. We got her fixed up to what we can and noticed she was possibly pregnant. Bag was starting to drop and was big.

This morning she ended up having 2 lambs and still seeing if there's a possible third. Momma and babies are doing great. We brought in babies to dry off quickly since it was cold and raining and took them back out. There is an all white baby and a black and white one so not sure what the male was. Any ideas on at least the black and white one?
 

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If the lambs are warm, then try to encourage them to suckle.

And there should be something in the udder... or do you mean that the udder never developed??
 

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If the lambs are warm, then try to encourage them to suckle.

And there should be something in the udder... or do you mean that the udder never developed??
We are trying to. Her udder isn't very developed. There's a little milk coming out but not much. We think they are born early due to stress
 

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We are trying to. Her udder isn't very developed. There's a little milk coming out but not much. We think they are born early due to stress
Ah...

Even if only a tiny bit comes out, the more that the lambs nurse, the more she will produce.

Also, even a tiny bit if colostrum is worlds better than none...

So... keep trying, it is worth it.

:hugs

Stressful introduction into livestock ownership.
 

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She may not develop a big bag. I have a first freshener (FF) that has a tiny little bag, but her lamb is growing and doing great.

A sheep does not make a large stream of milk. So if you squeezed a teat and only a little came out, that may be normal.

Stick your finger in the lambs mouth, it their mouth is warm, they are nursing and everything is good. No idea on what breed cross the lambs might be.

What is the latest? How are they doing?
 

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Shes also trying to reject one of the babies. He tries to nurse and she kicks him
Ah...

Even if only a tiny bit comes out, the more that the lambs nurse, the more she will produce.

Also, even a tiny bit if colostrum is worlds better than none...

So... keep trying, it is worth it.

:hugs

Stressful introduction into livestock ownership.
 

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She may not develop a big bag. I have a first freshener (FF) that has a tiny little bag, but her lamb is growing and doing great.

A sheep does not make a large stream of milk. So if you squeezed a teat and only a little came out, that may be normal.

Stick your finger in the lambs mouth, it their mouth is warm, they are nursing and everything is good. No idea on what breed cross the lambs might be.

What is the latest? How are they doing?
One seems doing good, but the other we had to take away. Momma was kicking him and shoving him away and not letting him eat
 
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