The kids have really taken to Jenny, one of the Katadhin lambs that was rejected by her mother. Following is a pictorial update on how she’s doing. I think you’ll see that she is being well- fed (or perhaps I should say ‘often-fed’ or maybe even ‘over-fed’). Check out her tail above. When lambs nurse, they wag their tails like mad!
But Jenny is doing great, as are a couple of others at ‘the nursery’.
If you’re wondering why the ewes will reject their lambs, it’s usually a sheer numbers game (coupled with a bit of Darwinism). For example, if a ewe has triplets and cannot produce enough milk for all 3, it would not be unusual for her to push one aside so the other 2 are able to thrive.
I have to say, I love the piglets, the calves and the chicks, but these lambs really are the most fun. Lamb-cam coming soon!