No matter how hard we try, we cannot get Marta to accept one of her twins. She started out fine, but something happened along the way, and now she is convinced that one of them is not hers. The only way she will let him eat is if we tie her up and put food in front of her, but even then she kicks at him. I decided today to let her out of the lambing jug and just keep an eye on her babies to make sure they are being allowed to eat. Her udder is pretty empty, most likely because her abandoned lamb would not leave her alone while she was tied up. Hopefully she will be able to build her milk supply back up and at least support her favored lamb. It looks like we might end up with a bottle baby this year after all.
Marta’s Confusion March 31, 2010