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Ewe won't believe your eyes!

The team at Easton Farm Park, a family attraction near Framlingham, have been astounded this year with the arrival of two sets of quads from their ewes.

Quadruplet lambs are very rare and getting two sets within a week has been most unusual, but exciting for the staff and visitors.

Jordan Bailey, Easton Farm Park Manager “We had a busy day with plenty of visitors and loads of people around, the first ewe gave birth to what we thought were twins and then carried on. We had to call over a couple more colleagues to help out. It was fantastic to see them all well and the same size.”

Just two days later and another one of the ewes performed the same feat, 8 lambs from just two mothers.

With so many additional mouths to feed a lot of additional bottled milk is needed, Fiona Sidall, owner of the farm park commented “Mornings are now very hectic on the farm with 49 lambs, 8 piglets, 8 kids and a calf with lots more on the way including a Suffolk Punch which we hope will be delivered soon.”


Some Sheep Facts:

Most lambs are born in Spring, with the Ewes usually give birth to either one or two lambs at a time. 

The ewe will normally carry the lambs for about 5 months before they are born. 

Labour may take one to three hours and when the lambs are born they typically weigh around 9 pounds.

Once born, it is usual for the ewe and lamb to be placed in a small pen for a few days away from the flock. This gives them time to bond. During this time the lamb learns the smell and sound of its mother and the ewe does the same with the lamb. A sheep produces a unique bleating sound

After a few days, the ewe and lamb are put back with the flock. Once they have bonded, a mother sheep will not usually allow any other lamb but her own suckle on her milk.

4 months is the length of time that a lamb will take milk, then they begin to eat grass, hay and grain. 

The lambs will stay with their mother until they are about 5 months old. At 6 months, they are considered fully grown. They are still called lambs if they are less than one year old.

 


Things to see and do

Easton Farm Park

Easton Farm Park

Woodbridge

Home to plenty of animals, including a new contingent of ducklings, lambs, foals, chicks, piglets and calves every spring, Easton Farm Park never ceases to be a popular day out for families and school trips.

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Dog friendly

Events

Easter Egg Hunt 2018 at Easton Farm Park

Easter Egg Hunt 2018 at Easton Farm Park

Woodbridge | Fri 30th Mar - Mon 02nd Apr 2018

Activity on the farm park at Easter. 

Find all the clues around the farm to solve the Easter puzzle and receive a freshly laid chocolate egg.

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Open Farm Sunday at Easton Farm Park

Open Farm Sunday at Easton Farm Park

Woodbridge | Sun 10th Jun 2018

Go and enjoy the beautiful Suffolk countryside. Free entry!

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Magical Unicorn Weekend at Easton Farm Park

Magical Unicorn Weekend at Easton Farm Park

Woodbridge | Sat 22nd - Sun 23rd Sep 2018

Lots of sparkly, glittery fun and a real live unicorn to meet, and possibly even unicorn rides. There will be lots of unicorn-inspired fun and activities.

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Country Capers at Easton Farm Park

Country Capers at Easton Farm Park

Woodbridge |

Get hands on and have a go at some great countryside activities to get passport stamps, such as pony grooming, pond dipping, corn dollies etc. Can you cut it in the countryside?

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where to stay

Easton Farm Park Cottages

Easton Farm Park Cottages

Wake up to the sounds of rural Suffolk, pull on some clothes and head out to help feed the bunnies and the chickens on the farm. The Farm Park is open from 10:30am (check opening dates) with two indoor playbarns and lots more fun on the farm, all of which help to entertain the whole family.

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Free wifi