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Ringo’s Lambs! Baymule’s 5th Lambing

Discussion in 'Gardening With Animals' started by baymule, Oct 8, 2019.

  1. Oct 8, 2019
    Rhodie Ranch

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    I just looked up on the homesteading forum. Its a five month gestation.
     
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    baymule

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    My ewes are not purebred or registered. I will be moving in that direction to upgrade my flock. I'll be culling ewes for parasite resistance, size of lambs at weaning, twins, and mothering ability.

    5 months. I have to wean ram lambs at 2 months, they start being sexually active at an early age. Since that is a PITA, I castrate the ram lambs. I kept a ram lamb recently and he had his nose up in the ewes lady business and 27 days old!
     
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    baymule

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    Lucy just had twins. We sat outside and watched. Don’t know sex yet, I’ll find out in the morning. They are wobbly and Lucy is a little skittish.
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    thistlebloom

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    I love your lamb posts, thanks for sharing them with us.
    And wow at that 27 day old ramlet, haha!
     
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    baymule

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    We have 10 breeding ewes and 1 ram. We also have 6 lambs around 10 months old that will go to slaughter November 12. We took 4 last month.

    So far, 7 lambs have been born. 3 ewes have lambed, 3 more to go, then a gap of a couple of months, then 2 more to lamb. Ringo just bred 2 other ewes, 1 is a first freshener, she is 10 months old.
     
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    baymule

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    Lucy’s lambs are up and we’ll this morning. The spotty one is a ewe, the white one, a ram lamb. Another ewe keeper for the flock.

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    Eve had twin boys early this morning! Now there are 3 more ewes to lamb, 1 is bagging up, the other 2 I think will be awhile.

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    ninnymary

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    Just got caught up reading this post! They are all so cute! Makes me want to have one, haha.

    With all the math I got confused. So how many lambs has Ringo sired now? How many do you plan on keeping?

    Mary
     
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    bobm

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    "Mary had a little lamb, her fleece was fucia ..." :thumbsup
     
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    ninnymary

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    YES!

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    baymule

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    We left this morning, we’re gone several hours. Moonpie has a ram lamb, single.

    His front pasterns are flat to the ground. Will they straighten out on their own or do I need to splint and vet wrap them? Maybe give it a day or two to see if he stands up on his hooves or go into Dr. Baymule mode?

    I remember seeing this before on BYH, but don’t remember what was done about it.

    I posted this earlier today on BYH asking for help and received good advice on what to do, vitamins, selenium and b-12 shot. I'll be getting this tomorrow and taking care of the little guy.

    His back pasterns were weak too, but not as bad. I picked him up right before dark and set him on his feet. He walked after his momma and his back pasterns have straightened up.

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