Sunday, 1 May 2011
Homemade Creep Feeder
The lambs are now two weeks old, the initial hurdle passed. All five appear to be thriving. Annie is doing remarkably well in feeding and mothering her triplets. Both ewes are getting extra hard feed and ad lib hay but as the grass grows they are beginning to show little interest in either.
As an extra precaution we have started to feed the lambs creep. Not something we have done before but then we have never had triplets before and realistically we don't have enough land to support 7 sheep alongside the other livestock.
Yesterday we made a prototype creep feeder. A little rough and ready as we expected to have to make alterations but as it was, this morning when we tried it for the first time, the lambs went straight in and started to nibble at the feed, returning on several occasions.
We need no greater approval than that.