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BCSnob

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Posted: 02/08/22 06:47am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

2 sets of twins today so far, one of the lambs was still born with a broken back (first time for us).

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Posted: 02/08/22 02:14pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

A broken back? I always assumed babies were safely tucked away from harm in the womb. Hope remaining births are easy!

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Posted: 02/08/22 02:32pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

No one was there at the time of delivery, it is possible the back was broken while the lamb was partway out.

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Posted: 02/10/22 07:05am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We’re starting slowly, no new lambs yesterday; a set of twins today.
Our total so far is 11.

Video of today’s twins

* This post was edited 02/10/22 06:34pm by BCSnob *

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Posted: 02/12/22 06:41am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

This morning there was a single and a set of twins.
Yesterday my wife put the prolapse harness on a very big ewe and put her in a pen. She had difficulty delivering triplets last year (only 1 survived) and this year she is starting to have a vaginal prolapse (she may be culled this fall).

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BCSnob wrote:

(she may be culled this fall).


Life is tough when you're edible. I helped out at a veal farm for a while - if you're a Hereford cow and unlucky enough to be born male - well, you wind up in someone's parmigiana....

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Posted: 02/13/22 06:51am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

So sorry for the ones you've lost, but rejoice with the new lives. They are very cute!

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Posted: 02/13/22 04:26pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

So far today we’ve had a single, set of twins, and our first set of triplets (Video). The triplets will get a little more time in the pen and tonight we’ll give them a heat lamp to ensure they get a good start. We found the triplets right after they were born and the ewe had cleaned them up; they were at the top of the field. I carried the lambs with the ewe following and my dog Lee keeping the ewe with me.

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Posted: 02/14/22 06:06pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Busy day today. There was a set of twins in the morning, one was stillborn. In the afternoon there was a single, two sets of twins, and a set of triplets. We have 30 lambs and are only 25% of the way through our bred ewes.

Wendy was bad today, she took a lamb from one of the new sets of twins away from the ewe. Wendy really likes lambs and wants them to be her friend.

The thief with her prize
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Oh no, we ran out of ivermectin. We’ll have to get another liter of it from a store that has a sign “not for human use”. (Sorry, I couldn’t help myself)

* This post was edited 02/15/22 07:08am by BCSnob *

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Posted: 02/15/22 06:42am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We have 3 new sets of twins this morning. Our friend (a vet) arrived yesterday afternoon; just in time for when we’re having lots of births.

Another set of twins tonight

38 live lambs from 21 ewes
41 bred ewes to go

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