The down side is that when I found them this morning they were on one side of the pasture while their mother was on the other side. We had rain last night so I think that she lost their scent and was not able to form an attachment. So I dried them off and made a jug to put them in. I took care of the babies and tried to get them to nurse from their mother. She is not overly friendly so you can image the task I had. I was able to position her into a corner while trying to help the babies find their dinner plate.So I've ended up using some 'Save-A-Lamb' milk replacer and powdered colostrum to give them a bottle every 3-4 hours today. I've kept her with them and they have been able to nurse at times when I've held her still otherwise she would move away from them or kick them out of the way. I can see it's going to be a long weekend and even longer next few weeks. Please keep us in your prayers that these lambies make it and I can see this through for them.
Friday, April 6, 2012
Ups and Downs of Lambing :) :(
Well the up today was that my ewe Sunshine had twin lambs; one female moorit with white on her head and one male all moorit in color. Both are very nice looking and the female, that we named Holly, is staying here. Her brother, Kola, will be up for sale. He has some significant horn buds that is genetic from his dam's side but his sire is Titus who is button polled.