Josey Ranch Pet Hospital, PC

March 22, 2009

Another New Lamb

Filed under: The Sheep — Kirk @ 1:57 pm
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Fuzzy's new ewe lambI was happy to find that Fuzzy had her lamb on her own this morning.  I got up at 5 am to check on her and she was fine with no signs of delivery soon.  We slept in and were awakened by my mother in law calling saying there was a new baby in the paddock!

She had had the lamb probably an hour earlier but the lamb was cold, not very cleaned up and not standing yet.  I brought her up, cleaned her up with warm water cloths and used a blow dryer on her for a while.  She gained her strength quickly and I was able to get her to nurse well.  Now, she is out there walking around with her dam and finding the milk supply on her own.

202-lambs-march-22-2008-0271So I just have one more to go and the lambing is done for this year.  I really enjoy the deliveries, the surprise of what they will have but just wish I did not have to help them so much in the process.

Now I get to watch them grow and determine who will become show lambs and which ones I will retain for future breedings.  I’ll keep you posted on the last one.

2 responses to “Another New Lamb”

  1. lionettechic08 says:

    Congratulations on the lambs. They are so cute. I hope everything is going well at the ranch and the clinic. I was wondering if you would be williing to help me with a project for one of my agriculture class. When I get time within the next week I will try to call the clinic if I dont hear from you before then.

  2. Lisa M. Pace says:

    I love these photos… so cute. Thanks for sharing… this is all so interesting.