2 of our ewes had lambs about a week ago, one has twins the other has just one baby.
The ewes aren't tame, they know when to come if we rattle the feed bucket but you can't get near them. One of the ewes had mastitis, had penicillin shots and is now doing much better. Both her lambs (she's the twin mum) are taking milk from her so there is no need to help out. I was just wandering if I could try bottle feed one of the babies (without taking him away from the mum), about once a day, just to get him friendly? I'd really want them to not end up like the ewes but as friendlier sheep... can I do this without the mother rejecting them? I found nothing about this online so :/ Any advice would be appreciated.
unless there is another way to tame the babies, without taking them away from the ewes completely?
We've had orphaned lambs before, given to us by our neighbour... and we'd really hoped there was a way to leave them with the mums instead of with us... feeding every 4 hrs was a bit tough and the poor bubs had a hard time sleeping at night