pregnant Ewes : LUSENET : Country Families : One Thread

A friend of mine has left me two pregnant Ewes to watch. They are bagging up, only, each only has one teat working. (how close are they if they are bagging up?) I am familiar with goats, but, not sheep. Do they begin to 'show' like goats? Do I need to know anything specific if I need to help in delivery? Do I clip their hind quarters? These ewes are known to have twins, yet there is only one teat. Do I milk the one teat for colostrum for one of the lambs, or milk and bottle both? Are lambs normally really weak at birth? Gosh, tell me everything you know and I will be ever grateful! In His Grace, Sissy

-- Sissy Barth (, January 25, 2002

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