Two sheep had lambs today. Baby Mama, and a brown sheep, #1214.
Baby Mama had two strong healthy ewes, both red with white markings. One looks like a herford cow with a red body and white face.
Second was 1214 with one red ram and one red ewe. They were weak, especially the little ewe. She had wobbly back legs and trouble standing up. She was having trouble nursing, so we supplemented her throughout the day with a bottle of colostrum. By evening, she was getting stronger.
The triplets are still doing fine. Old Nag was off her food for a day, so we gave her a dose of Calcium drench. Being older and having triplets makes her at higher risk for 'milk fever.' In simple terms, that's a calcium deficiency in mother sheep and goats that can be very serious. She was eating better today and so far no other symptoms. Better safe than sorry, and most of us girls can use a little extra calcium.
And then came more snow...
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