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to send my sheep to hospital to be induced

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derxa Tue 17-May-16 12:51:30

For 3 days now not one of the buggers has given birth. They just lie there in their pregnant splendour. Not even bothering to get up and eat. I tootle round them on the quad bike every 2 hours. Not a sausage.

CMOTDibbler Tue 17-May-16 12:54:08

They're waiting till you decide not to look at them for a few hours, then find a nice ditch/bramble patch/nettlebed to deliver into. Because sheep are like that.

OhYouBadBadKitten Tue 17-May-16 12:54:49

Do sheep eat raspberry leaves?

Oysterbabe Tue 17-May-16 12:56:49

Hurry up sheep! We're hungry.

derxa Tue 17-May-16 12:57:18

Do sheep eat raspberry leaves? Probably one of the many things which make them keel over and die. They can't eat curries and the rams don't want to have sex with them.

cozietoesie Tue 17-May-16 13:00:16

We had one with a serious death wish once. Old besom.

NewRags Tue 17-May-16 13:04:45

I'm with you there - still waiting for 5 of ours to get on with it - all the rest have ten week old lambs ffs.

derxa Tue 17-May-16 13:10:07

Our lambing is late anyway to tie in with shepherdess's hill lambing. There's about 50 out there all smug.

HellonHeels Tue 17-May-16 13:12:01

Awww lovely sheep! Post a pic?

Janefromuptheshops Tue 17-May-16 13:13:38

OK, I've been watching this farming life on Iplayer.

I think you need to start wrestling them to the ground. That's what they all seem to do before the lambs are born.

derxa Tue 17-May-16 13:17:24

Awww lovely sheep! Post a pic? I'll try There are some lovely twins in the front green.

listsandbudgets Tue 17-May-16 13:22:50

How about pineapples - can they eat those?

derxa Tue 17-May-16 13:29:17

Silage is OK but not pineapples. Maybe they're high on Crystalix licks

EarthboundMisfit Tue 17-May-16 13:32:14

Pop a few birthing balls out there and play a bit of whale song.

Lolimax Tue 17-May-16 13:33:33

Can you offer a sweep at the next ante-natal?

cozietoesie Tue 17-May-16 13:36:23

Achh - they'll deliver in their own sweet time and (probably) at maximum inconvenience to you. Have you looked at the weather forecast recently? Any storms due?

derxa Tue 17-May-16 13:37:05

Pop a few birthing balls out there and play a bit of whale song Maybe they've got secret birth plans that I don't know anything about. Water birth?

derxa Tue 17-May-16 13:38:07

you looked at the weather forecast recently? Any storms due? I think rain's due

cozietoesie Tue 17-May-16 13:39:46

Rain? Get ready for a 2 in the morning recce then. I know they'd probably opt for a howling gale but Hey - you take what you can get. grin

WellErrr Tue 17-May-16 13:43:43

Yep, they're waiting for it to piss down.

derxa Tue 17-May-16 14:03:56

Not a sausage

TheWizardOfOs Tue 17-May-16 14:05:38

Nipple twiddling.

cozietoesie Tue 17-May-16 14:09:55

Is it raining yet, though?

whojamaflip Tue 17-May-16 14:17:29

I completely feel for you - our last one finally decided to get on with the job two weeks after the rest of her mates shock still had to keep checking her though - dh was walking on eggshells by the end grin

Good luck with it!

derxa Tue 17-May-16 16:36:56

still waiting

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