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The Birth of a Lamb w/photos

Discussion in 'Birthing, Weaning, and Raising Young Sheep' started by purplequeenvt, Feb 28, 2013.

  1. May 13, 2013
    n8ivetxn

    n8ivetxn Ridin' The Range

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    Very nice thread! I just bought a small flock (9) of Barbados Blackbelly sheep and 3 of them are bred....expecting the end of June or first week of July, all of this is very helpful, thanks to all of the contributors:thumbsup:thumbsup
     
  2. Jan 22, 2014
    purplequeenvt

    purplequeenvt True BYH Addict

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    With lambing coming up for a lot us, it seems like a good time to get this thread revived a bit. ;)
     
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  3. Jan 22, 2014
    elevan

    elevan Critter Addict ♥ Moderator Moderator

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    You should copy and paste the first post into an article @purplequeenvt !
     
  4. Feb 5, 2014
    Springfieldzwartble

    Springfieldzwartble Just born

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    This is so helpful! I have 6 pregnant Zwartbles, the first is due to lamb in a week!:weee
    The poor things are so fed up of me peering under their tails checking for puffy parts! I can't wait to get started!!!:love
     
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  5. Feb 15, 2014
    luvmypets

    luvmypets Herd Master

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    We thought our ewe mammy was going to lamb last night. She was acting off a looking for straw in the feeder. She was walking very slowly and taking two steps every five minutes. She was doing lots of tail raising and her area was sorta flexing so to speak. She was as quiet as a mouse. She has no bag yet and is a first time mom.
     
  6. Apr 13, 2015
    Jyn

    Jyn Exploring the pasture

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    So how long should we wait until the afterbirth passed? We just had our first lamb and we arent sure if she has a twin in there too. There was a bulging amniotic sac that was small after she was born.
    This was the sac after it was born and it ruptured.
    [​IMG]
     
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  7. Nov 1, 2015
    KatahdinMomma

    KatahdinMomma Chillin' with the herd

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    This is the exact kind of info I was looking for for my first lambing. Great pics! Congrats on the healthy darling!
     
  8. Nov 27, 2015
    What's kickin' chicken

    What's kickin' chicken Exploring the pasture

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    Thank you, great pics !!!
     
  9. Dec 3, 2015
    bemba

    bemba Just born

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    Very graphic but brilliant :)
     
  10. Mar 28, 2016
    WindyIndy

    WindyIndy Loving the herd life

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    Thank you so much for this thread! I've had my sheep for a year, but this is the first time I will be having my own lambs (any day now!), this thread was SO helpful! I'm a 'visual learner' so it was very nice to see some pics of the 'process'. :)