Around the 5 day mark the ewes and lambs are used to each other and the lamb is growing and becoming quite active. They are moved out of their "bonding pen" inside the barn and relocated to an outside smaller pasture with a shed and a lamb creep.
What's a lamb creep? This is a pen inside a shed out in a pasture that is created so lambs have a place to access feed and hay that the ewes can't get to. The pen has slats in the gate that are small enough the lambs can fit though and the ewes cannot. This gives the ewes and lambs a chance to get away from the each other. (I tend to think of it as kind of a play pen for lambs. While you may put your child in a play pen to keep them contained, the lambs run into the play pen to access feed and hay that is just for them.) They can come and go from the pen as they please. And the ewes can see the lambs and know where they are. During this time they are still nursing but they are also starting to eat grain and hay on their own.
Verde Farms Farm Friendly Friday.