lambing -nightmare start

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lambing -nightmare start

Postby debcat » 31 Mar 2013, 12:35

officially we start tomorrow
so far we have had
1 abandoned twins from a first time mum with no milk
2 one twin abandoned from a first timer with very little milk
3 a ewe carrying a single keel over
4 a ewe carrying twins prolapse

out of 4 lambs 3 are now in front of my fire, the other is with mum in the garden
the prolapse is sewn together and doing ok
I am not looking forward to the next six weeks
we're all sane it's the rest of the world thats mad!

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Re: lambing -nightmare start

Postby NannyP » 31 Mar 2013, 13:02

:( Sounds STRESSFUL! Take care of yourself xx
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Re: lambing -nightmare start

Postby debcat » 31 Mar 2013, 14:04

it's actually less stressful than trying to sort teenagers out
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Postby ladyplumber » 31 Mar 2013, 16:55

Sounds like fun ..................... not ! :(

I hope the next few weeks are better than expected for you X
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Re: lambing -nightmare start

Postby iwilson » 31 Mar 2013, 17:28

hope the next few weeks go a bit better for you .... and looking forward to seeing photos
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Postby M8WHR1 » 01 Apr 2013, 23:04

Your lucky your late in lambing, my friend lost 160 sheep and lambs in the bad snow last week. He has only had his own sheep 4 years but has a lot of good quality pedigree texels, and managed to get his stock up to 600 before the snow.
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Postby goatlady » 05 Apr 2013, 06:50

Oh dear... I hope everything gets better from now on. I find that disasters often happen in clusters, and then things settle down. Good luck with it all.
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Re: lambing -nightmare start

Postby Woodland Hen » 05 Apr 2013, 15:42

oh dear, hope things are better from now own. We were lucky, only have 3 ewes and all had healthy twins, phew! but next year will be our first year with first time mums, I really hope we don't get and that abandon. We had a first time cow just walk off and leave her calf last year, getting them to bond was a challenge!
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