Lovin' time at Coon Hollow Farm

Lovin' time at Coon Hollow Farm
Our Olde English "Babydoll" Sheep and their lambs

Thursday, April 12, 2012

It's a boy!

 Well it has been a very stressful 24 hours. Belle gave birth last night around 9:30 p.m. I could have sworn that she had twins on board but so far just one large ram lamb. In the pics, right after his birth trying to get him sea legs...

 As time went on the lamb nursed so I decided to get some shut eye for a couple of hours, getting right up at sun up. I immediately noticed when I went down that he was weak. Well come to find out "Belle's" milk was not coming in. So, off I went to the feed store and got some Colostrum and lamb milk and got him started on the bottle asap. He perked up and was fine. I have been on the phone with a few people and have many opinions and suggestions but my friend Liz has never seen this in all her years. I have been massaging and putting hot compresses on her utter to give her relief as well as antibiotics...
and here is the little guy, resting after his bottle.

1 comment:

  1. is it mastidis? (spelling) my female rabbit had that and couldnt produce milk for her litter so we had to hand raise baby rabbits. A couse of antibiotics and she was fine, cute little black lamb.

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