#LAMBMETRICS for the day
Drysdale & English Leicester Flocks
Born today: 0
Total Lambs Born: 111
Drysdale lambs (live total): 52
English Leicester lambs (live total): 36
English Leicester X lambs (live total): 14
Total Sets of Twins born: 36
Total Sets of Triplets born: 1
Total ewe lambs: 59
Total ram lambs: 52
Ewes lambed /76: 73 (96.0 %)
Lamb % : 140 % [live]
Losses: 9 [lamb]; 0 [ewe]
Notable Midwifery tales:
No lambs today!
The sun shone though, the lambs sunbaked and the mums ate and ate (with the odd afternoon nap).
Restructuring the pet lamb feeds at the moment which freed up some time and I was actually able to participate in our spinners group monthly Zoom meeting. Bonus was getting knitting done during that. First time in weeks!
This evening when chores were being done I found one of the lambs born the other day was sore in one leg so he’s in the hospital pen tonight with his mum and hopefully the antibiotics will work quickly before joint damage occurs.
And then there was Mona.
Mona was born in 2018. Her mum, Mopsy, was quite ill for several weeks before the birth and Mona was hand-raised.
She hasn’t been an overly clingy type of ex-pet lamb which is good. But she does have slightly “special needs” since she has developed a gimpy leg.
Tonight she wanted Mum.
“Muuuuuuuuum. I waaaaaaant foooooood.”
Hmmm hungry, eh? Maybe you need to get that lamb out. Here, come in the shed (where you were born) and have a snack.
I’ll be back in a few minutes – just getting the lamb bottles.
“BANG CRASH MUUUUUUUUUUUUMMMMMMMMMM”
What’s going on??
“Oh, you’re here. Cool. I’ll just eat more chaff then.”
Do you want a back rub? Ear rub?
You haven’t wanted that for months.
I think someone may be experiencing the first twinges of labour??
I’d better go check her again. LOL