Wednesday, February 9, 2011

To bottle feed or not

There are a lot of opinions whether you should bottle feed triplets or not.  The lambs have done well from birth, but we thought maybe we needed to help supplement the momma.  Ben tried with one of the lambs, but she wasn't interested.  Mark talked to Jared, the farmer we bought the sheep from, and he said we probably won't have to bottle feed.  Jared has had mommas deliver triplets before, and the ewes have successfully raised three babies.  We will be keeping a close eye on them to make sure they continue to do well. 

a couple more lamb pictures

Yesterday Mark went and bought some 6 month and 9 month old layers.  We are needing to increase our flock.  A little here and a little there accomplishes that.  It takes 24-26 weeks for chicks to mature enough to start laying.  We plan to buy more chicks this spring.  As for now, it is nice to have chickens that are already laying to increase our egg production.

Speaking of eggs, this morning for breakfast I fried eggs and ham for breakfast sandwiches.  Add a slice of cheese and a couple pieces of bread.  Yum!  My family really enjoys hot nutritious breakfasts.

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