Before the ewe lambs, she will produce nice full udders. It should be pink and firm, not rock hard, but firm. The ewe will lie down a lot, walk around with a lowered head, or may even refuse to eat. Sometimes none of these things will happen, she may just lie down one day and pop out a baby.
Be sure to start looking for the ewe throwing out strings of pink, bloody mucus. When this happens you know she's close. Most healthy ewes will have twins. If you notice mucus being thrown out and the ewe hasn't produced a lamb within the hour, call your veterinarian fast!
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