A New Lamb in the Family | Farm Raised With P. Allen Smith

A New Lamb in the Family | Farm Raised With P. Allen Smith

I want to introduce you to the latest member
of the family here at the farm. Oh, I know. I hear your mommy, I hear your mommy. This
is a White Dorper lamb. It’s about 3 days old. It’s a little female. And you can see
her mother in the background. She is not happy. This is the offspring of Zeus. You go, Zeus.
Zeus is your daddy, right? Right? So, anyway, these little guys are so cute. What we do
is when they’re born, if it looks like the ewe is going into contractions or about to
give birth, we like to bring them into this corral, so it’s a little quieter and they’re
away from any source of predators. And this little guy, I mean, when they’re first born
they’re a little wobbly. They soon get up and start moving around. And after 3 days,
you can hardly catch the things. You’re so fast, you really are. It’s very important
that they start nursing quickly. They need to get that colostrum in their body, which
is that first bit of milk that the mother produces that the baby needs. So we were excited
that the mother was producing plenty of milk and this baby’s getting plenty of milk. You
can see its little umbilical chord is still there. And what we’ll do is we’ll dock its
tail. So the lamb tail is typically long, but as you can see, it can get kinda messy
back here. So what we’ll do is dock it’s tail back here. There’s not much feeling back here
in the tail, so we’ll bob it. So it’ll have a clean booty. But anyway, she’s a cute little
thing. Okay, okay, here we go, there we go. Go with you’re mommy. There you go, okay,
sorry. Sorry. Sorry to disturb you. You know, this time of year it can still really get
kind of cold at night. In fact, it dropped down into the 40s. And it’s important that
the lambs have shelter. So beyond just having this corral, where they can feel protected,
we need a place for the mother and the lamb to go in, where she can be near the mother
and she can actually stay warm. A baby lamb should have a temperature of about 102 to
103. If they drop below that, around 100 or 99, they’re considered hypothermic. And actually
20 percent of young lambs die, and it’s usually because the conditions aren’t right within
just a few days of birth. So, it’s important that we have this facility and we really watch
them this time of year because it’s kind of lambing season. And we’ll start seeing more
and more of these little guys, which is really exciting. So this is kind of the first lamb
of the season. We need to give her a Z name, some I’m gonna call her Baby Zoe. Baby Zoe
would just be perfect for that little lamb. Hey, if you’re enjoying these fair raised
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  1. i wonder how sheep defend from predators. THey have no horns, no sharp teeth/claws. can't run fast, and doesnt have strong kicks like horses either.

  2. On a farm, do you have to clean up sheep's poop?  I am thinking about raising some sheeps on my 66 acre property, but I would hate to clean up their poop…..

  3. I think we should add lambs to the same category as dogs and cats, in that they're not meant to be eaten. watching this video makes me want to become a vegan

  4. We just got our new baby lamb and it's so peaceful
    and beautiful to watch little Adelina with her mother Bella!!
    Such wonderful creations 🙂

  5. Feel guilty for all them lamb doners I use to have in the past. All I can say lambs/sheeps. I'm so sorry, but thankfully I'm at least vegan now! 🙂

  6. It's funny how you can distinguishing the ignorant and weak from the strong and smart on this comments section. "Mmmm lamb chops" vs "How lovely a world we live in to have animals such as this." Which one is ignorant…

  7. I don't get why some dumb people can eat such a beautiful thing I'm no Vegan or vegetarian but I will never eat a lamb or a fish they are just so innocent an mystical

  8. WHT month comes after APRIL……… 🐐🐐🐐… MAYYYY… …

    oh.. wow.. he knows it 😛😀😊!!!

  9. شوف كيف الاجانب يتعاملون مع الحيوان
    و احنا الاسلام لو شفناه نشيله و نضربه بالارض
    😭💔وين امت محمد يا جهلة

  10. Thank you for sharing this . Our family love the sweet lambs and look forward to seeing more videos of farm life. God bless.

  11. Guess what P Allen Smith? Dorpers are a hair sheep breed and don't need their tales docked (because they shed, instead of growing wool). No good reason to do it, and tail injuries can cause ewes to have prolapse problems at lambing time. Plus you miss out on all the tail wagging, which is how you know when a lamb or sheep is happy and doing well…

  12. For those of you who don't agree with the lamb's tail being docked in the future, I'd like to share some big reasons:
    1. Hygiene (manure gets stuck on wool – removing the tail helps a lot)
    2. Preventing flystrike (flies are drawn to soiled wool; flystrike is where flies come and their maggots eat the animal's flesh. This hurts a lot and can kill!)

    The docking is often done by banding (a tight band is applied, and without circulation, the tail shrivels up and falls off on its own). It and a few other methods are the least painful, and much better than having the tail sliced off (which hurts a lot, is messy, and really dangerous). If the sheep is too old, the tail will be docked surgically.

    All of this is done to keep the animal alive and healthy.

    I hope that cleared up some things for you guys! Have a good day.

  13. Poor mom yelling to her baby and the baby was telling her she was fine. But I really wished that he would have not held the baby as long as the mother is worried for it's baby. awwww SOOOOOO CCCCCUUUUUTTTTEEE

  14. Cute little lambs

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