|Natural colored BFL ewes pregnant Rhyn on left, and her daughters Rhisa and Rhaya|
It's obvious that we won't have shearing done before the BFL lambing this year. So I just hope the ewes are in good condition under all that wool. I've been supplementing our low quality hay with corn and alfalfa pellets, but I'm hoping to get some good quality alfalfa or orchard grass hay soon.
I've already got the barn cam set up. I did that when I put all the sheep together (rams and ewes). I had to make sure our little Shetland ram Hansel didn't get killed by Harwell who is at least three times his size. Reuniting the whole flock went fairly smooth because the rams were interested in the new ewes so they didn't concentrate on trying to kill one another. I left them that way about two weeks and then separated the boys because they sure don't need to compete with the pregnant ewes for the corn and alfalfa pellets.
So the days of checking the barn cam and checking bags, comparing notes to last year's bag sizes and lambing dates are back. It's really kind of exciting! And the chicks are doing fine outside with the mother hen.