Lamb Cam will be back for Easter 2018
We first opened up the farm over 30 years ago, so that everyone could come and see the lambs at Easter, but just in case you miss the vital moment, the introduction of our LAMB-CAM, in 2012 meant you could see what's happening throughout the day, and we will keep you updated with events.
The sheep we keep are the Mule ewes, a popular cross breed which gives plenty of lambs. They are due to start lambing close to Easter in late March, and the majority of the ewes will lamb over 3 weeks, and the rest over the following 3 weeks. When a sheep is due to lamb she becomes restless and you will see her straining, (which can sometimes be confused with stretching).
The sheep is normally restless and will often retreat to a corner of the pen, where she will be standing up, then lying down and often walking around in a circle, just to see if a lamb has dropped behind her.
The first sign will be the bubble of amniotic fluid, and then 1, 2 or 3 lambs.
The sheep will be checked regularly by our Lambing Team, Richard, Keith or Philip and shortly after birth may be tube fed to ensure the important first drink of colostrum, as well as having their navel dipped in iodine, to prevent infection entering via the navel. We hope you will enjoy the LAMB-CAM. Please add you comments or questions.