Sunday, 11 March 2012

A surprise delivery!

This morning when I went to let my chickens out and feed the ewes. Missy didn't appear for her breakfast and normally she is the first to be in the barn.
I saw her loitering by the shelter in the field with a very wet and bloody rear end and by her side was a lamb!
This young man was not due until Wednesday, or possibly Tuesday morning.
It took him a little while to get used to his extremely long legs and enormous feet, and we won't mention the ears

But on the whole he's doing well and tonight is trying to bounce around the pen he and his mum are in, in the barn. Though the weather is nice, I think he and his mum will be in the barn for a couple more days.
The next ewe is due on Thursday, so we will bring her into the barn tomorrow morning.


The Squirrel Family said...

How sweet, pleased it all went well . I understand single lambs are often hard work to deliver due to their size so Missy coped well all alone :)

Good luck with the next one

Debbie, Barnacre Alpacas said...

He looks a little sweetie and I'm sure he'll grow into those ears!