I had Jacob Triplets born on the farm today! So I thought I had better give you some tips, just in case you ever find yourself in this situation. Triplets are not that uncommon with sheep. Probably 1 in every 75 has triplets. Sometimes the ewe will have enough milk to cope with all three. Always make sure you have some “colostrum” in the cupboard. Artificial colostrum is availible from most vets or Agicultural merchants. After birth let the ewe spend a couple of hours getting to know her lambs. As a precaution I would always bottle feed all three of the lambs with about 30ml of colostrum. This will give the lambs an additional helping hand, colostrum provides the new born lamb with extra protien and antibodies to build up thier immune system. At times you may wish to remove a lamb from the ewe. DO NOT REMOVE THE WEAKEST LAMB. Remove the strongest lamb!!! By removing the strongest lamb, you increase that chances of survival for the two smaller lambs.
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