I have loads of comments and questions about our wee lamb!
So, I'll try and answer some of them here for you.
I had no idea as to why he wasn't feeding from his mum, and I couldn't pen them
so that I could check her udder, so
rather than let him die I decided to bottle feed him.
He is now quite a strong wee fella.
Today with the help of our "faming lady" and her dog
we rounded them all up and checked them all.
One of the sheep looked like she would lamb very soon, another looked
as though she would lamb in the next few days.
After they had all been checked, we held the mother
and suckled the wee lamb to her.
She had plenty of milk. We left them by themselves for a few hours,
and I went out now and again to help and remind him where the milk came from lol,
so he could get used to feeding from his mum.
Then, much excitement, tonight after watching him feed all by himself,
we let them back into the big paddock.
He has been feeding lovely!!
It's such a relief. I have been feeding him 3 times a day, and although it's VERY cute
to have cuddles etc... the novelty soon wears off! LOL
tonight, one of the other sheep had not one, but 2 little shaky white lambs!
It was so exciting to see them born and to watch them trying to feed from their mum, and
she was being a very tentative mother.
They both look healthy and strong, and I'll take photos for you tomorrow.
In the mean time, I'm going to have to come up with some names..