Monday, April 28, 2008

Lambing Jugs

Back in the Fall I posted a picture of our new mini sheds and talked about them being lambing jugs. We use them much like a maternity ward, giving Mum and baby a chance to get to know each other and to ensure Mum has enough milk and the lamb or lambs are feeding OK before heading off into the world. The pictures above show them in action. We had 9 pens in all and all the ewes went through them, staying for one or two days before joining the flock. It makes for a bit of work but we had no miss mothering or losses so it was well worth the effort.

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