Milk replacer, yum!
I also sat down with pen, paper, bathroom scale and my camera to record everyone's weight, markings, and health status today. Each lamb got a quick exam and got mug shots taken. Some had umbilical chords that needed trimming. Some had very crusty rear ends that needed cleaning. Everyone got a dose of Probios to try and curb the loose poops.
Here are just a few of the cuter shots:
Lamb butt sniffs!
A04 is on the small side, but so darned cute.
I should note here that we were not the ones to take all those notches out of their ears. They came to us that way. It is a numbering system that some people use to identify their sheep. We have a tattoo gun and plan on tattooing these guys with their numbers when they get a little bigger since the ear notch thing is really confusing to me. Plus I think the poor things just look terrible with all those chunks taken out of their ears. Ouch!
I have read that her symptoms can be a sign of selenium deficiency. I've ordered a medication that should help if this is the problem. Hopefully we will get it by tomorrow and this little gal can get on the mend.
We ended up with 7 girls and 6 boys. Big Onion and I have talked about maybe keeping one of the males to be our next ram. Unfortunately, we can only keep one male and A12's cute face and sweet personality can only take him so far.
This one speaks for itself!
Aside from a couple with loose stools and the two weak babies mentioned above, all the lambs are looking strong and healthy. We are getting way over the recommended dosage of cute every day. I can't wait until these guys get big enough to be allowed to run around the pastures. There will be no stopping them!