Triplets! No wonder her belly was nearly dragging the ground. Saturday morning we arrived to find three tiny ram lambs with Old Nag. Old Nag, as we call her, is the oldest of the herd. She was a triplet herself and is in her eighth year, born in 2006. Aside from her two ewe daughters from 2013, she is our only registered ewe.
The three little boys are very tiny compared to 1118's born last week. One of the little boys was noticeably larger and heavier than the other two. We will watch the little family closely, feed her well and keep them in the lambing pen for a few days until they are stronger and this cold spell passes. Soon after they were born we gave them each a dose of nutra-drench for added nutrition. Sometimes the mother doesn't have enough milk to feed three lambs, so we may have to intervene. So far, they are all taking turns nursing and seem to be doing ok.
My name is Christy Franklin.