Thursday, March 11, 2010

Betsy's Tiny Babies

Last Sunday afternoon Betsy delivered two white babies! Her twins were different than our normal lambs because they were very small. They look like toys! The two lambs together weighed in at less than 12 pounds, total. This is compared to our lambs' normal birth weight between 10 and 16 pounds, each.

Dewey - 5 lbs. 12 oz

Dilly - 6 lbs.

We have been giving these two babies extra attention since they are so tiny. Dewey has been having a hard time nursing, so Shepherdess Emily has been milking Betsy and then bottle-feeding him Betsy's milk to help him stay strong and start growing.

Betsy frequently checks on her babies and talks to them!

1 comment:

stringplayer said...

Hope Dilly and especially Dewey will be all right. Such little peanuts. Betsy looks like a caring mother. How are they all doing?