Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Baby Update

Terra and Tessa are doing good, but still not having much luck nursing on their mom. I offered them some milk replacer in a bottle and they loved that. I let them have a couple of ounces each and hope they will continue to try Mom for some more. We will offer them some more mid afternoon and hopefully Binky will start producing soon.

Binky is the mother of Rufus, our first bottle baby. But she had rejected him, it wasn't a milk issue. Everybody at work is asking if I am going to bring them to work with me. Hopefully NOT! Though they are really cute little girls. These are the first lambs sired by our ram from New York.


~~Sittin.n.Spinnin said...

How adorable! Congrats!
Have you tried to milk Binkie? She could have wax plugs that the little ones arent strong enough to pull out. As a matter of course, we always strip the nipples for the lambs.

Debbi (and Bob) Brown said...

I was able to get a few drops of very thick colostrum and am hopeful that the lambs will be able to get more throughout the day.

~~Sittin.n.Spinnin said...

We wont have any until March, but its about time to start getting the 'barn' ready :)