Saturday, 25 April 2015

Three, Two, One ....

Our most recent triplets are 2 days old.

This pair of twins, born this afternoon, are on their feet and suckling at less than an hour old! 

A brand new single getting lots of attention from its mother. 
The ewe has been licking her lamb furiously since the moment it was born. 
Licking has several benefits.
1.  It helps in the bonding process.
2. The fleece dries quickly so the lamb doesn't get cold.
3. It promotes circulation enabling the lamb to get to its feet very quickly to suckle.
All vitally important factors particularly for lambs born outside in all weathers. 

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