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Lambs are Born

Lambs are Born

Sheep have their lambs in late winter or early spring as they also need to eat lots of fresh grass so that they can make milk for their lambs.

The farmer will bring the ewe, or mother sheep, into a barn to give birth. They can have up to four lambs at a time but mostly have one or two. Baby lambs will be looking for food from their mother when they are only 20 minutes old and they can quickly stand on their own.

When they are a little older the lambs go out into the field with their mother. They don't get lost as the mother recognises her own lamb's smell and bleating cry.

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