My ewe is standing up now

(51 Posts)
derxa Wed 13-Jan-21 19:15:09

We had a ewe down with listeriosis. We've been dosing her with antibiotics and energy drinks, lifting her up and turning her for three days now. Tonight she can stand on her own. It's a miracle. I might just be posting to myself but what a relief.

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something2say Wed 13-Jan-21 19:18:05

Ah bless her!!

DrBuckulees Wed 13-Jan-21 19:18:14

thankswell done, ewe. And also, well done you.

IhateBoswell Wed 13-Jan-21 19:18:20

Aww I’m pleased for you. And Ewe flowers

thefirstmrsrochester Wed 13-Jan-21 19:19:11

Such lovely news, well done you and ewe flowers

duploid Wed 13-Jan-21 19:19:53

How lovely, bless ewe two, hope she goes from strength to strength.

derxa Wed 13-Jan-21 19:21:45

Thanks. She's expecting triplets. Because of the good grass this year a lot of our ewes are due triplets and four are expecting quads shock
Unheard of

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DragonLegs Wed 13-Jan-21 19:23:51

Wow I never knew the number of lambs expected was due to the the grass!

WanderingMilly Wed 13-Jan-21 19:25:28

Oh, I am so pleased, how lovely....
I'm amazed at hearing about triplets and quads!!

FiveGoMadInDorset Wed 13-Jan-21 19:26:58

That’s great news, always a worry with sheep

PainterInPeril Wed 13-Jan-21 19:29:36

So pleased that your ewe is on the mend! So many triplets, and quads too!shock When are they due? Will multiples mean extra work for you when they're born? If you have the time derxa, could you possibly tell us some more about raising sheep? (Wannabe farmer heregrin) I would love to know more!smile

elephantoverthehill Wed 13-Jan-21 19:30:06

Let us be all upstanding for the ewe.

derxa Wed 13-Jan-21 19:30:55

WanderingMilly

Oh, I am so pleased, how lovely....
I'm amazed at hearing about triplets and quads!!

We've never had quads before. Unfortunately they will be small.
Although one farmer we know had a ewe which had sextuplets and they were bottle fed. They did very well

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IhateBoswell Wed 13-Jan-21 19:35:07

😳 jaw dropped at the sextuplets!

derxa Wed 13-Jan-21 19:35:09

PainterInPeril

So pleased that your ewe is on the mend! So many triplets, and quads too!shock When are they due? Will multiples mean extra work for you when they're born? If you have the time derxa, could you possibly tell us some more about raising sheep? (Wannabe farmer heregrin) I would love to know more!smile

Lambs due early March. Multiples usually need to be twinned on to ewes with single lambs. Birth is always risky since the lambs get tangled up sometime in the womb.
Do you have sheep already? Ryelands are a small native breed which suit a beginner I think.

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RandomMess Wed 13-Jan-21 19:44:16

Wow

Looks like you may be hand rearing some!!

2021ComeAtMe Wed 13-Jan-21 20:25:20

Triplets and quads! Amazing grin so happy your little ewe is doing well.

If we hang about on this thread may we be privileged enough to see some lamb photos when the time arrives? 🤞🏻

ikeairgin Wed 13-Jan-21 20:28:49

elephantoverthehill

Let us be all upstanding for the ewe.

outstanding

PainterInPeril Wed 13-Jan-21 22:45:51

derxa oh not long to go then! My garden is approximately 15ft x 20ft....sadly not big enough even to keep a goat, let alone sheep!grin I rather fancy Jacobs sheep, and Welsh black mountain. Are yours Ryelands, derxa?

Clymene Wed 13-Jan-21 22:48:02

Oh wow! That's very good news

hedgiehedgehog Wed 13-Jan-21 23:00:34

Great news! Another one here who would love to see photos of the new arrivals in March. Actually I'd like to see your lovely ewe too!

FamilyOfAliens Wed 13-Jan-21 23:03:49

I absolutely adore sheep. I used to work at the International Wool Secretariat in Ilkley. That’s how much I love sheep grin

VeniVidiWeeWee Wed 13-Jan-21 23:21:31

I adore sheep too.

Generally curried.

DramaAlpaca Wed 13-Jan-21 23:25:05

Well done your ewe. Glad she's on the mend.

Fun fact: a ewe is known as a 'yo' where I live smile

LaLaFlottes Wed 13-Jan-21 23:28:10

Glad your Ewe is feeling better. How lovely to have all these lambs due in March smile

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