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WC Freshmen Care for Newborn Lambs

Wilmington College freshmen are participating in lamb and goat watch this month to understand the process of birthing and basic lamb and goat care.

Students take shifts for two days for feeding in the morning and evening. Students go to the farm at 6:40 in the morning and 5:00 in the evenings. While feeding, they give the lamb and goats feed, water, and hay. They also perform a basic check on the soon-to-be moms to make sure animals are not close to starting the birthing process.

Freshman Cierra Rhoads said, “Getting up that early in the morning doesn’t bother me when it’s for something I love doing.”

During lamb watch, two students watch the soon-to-be mothers and look and listen for birthing signs. During this time students listen for increased breath sounds and dilation. Students also define important vocabulary terms and answer questions about the lamb and goat industry.

Freshman Kennedy Horn said, “Growing up on a dairy farm, it was refreshing and informative to take care of a different species.”

“Getting up that early in the morning doesn’t bother me when it’s for something I love doing.” – Freshman Cierra Rhoads

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