A curious lamb explores the barn at the Parry Bay Sheep Farm in Metchosin. Owners John and Lorraine Buchanan currently have more than 400 lamb on the farm this lambing season, which started on Feb. 1, and expect that number to grow to about 600 in the coming months. For more information visit the Parry Bay Sheep Farm on Facebook. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)

WATCH: Lambs, lambs and more lambs at the Parry Bay Sheep Farm

Ewes have given birth to more than 400 lambs in the last few weeks

A local farm has welcomed hundreds of new furry friends in recent weeks.

Ewe at the Parry Bay Sheep Farm have given birth to more than 400 lambs since the season started on Feb. 1.

Several ewe have given birth to twins, triplets, quadruplets and one has even given birth to quintuplets. Many of the smaller lambs are being bottle-fed in the farm’s barn until they are weaned off it and can be put out to pasture with their mothers.

Owners John and Lorraine Buchanan expect to have a total of 650 lambs born by the end of the season. In April, the lambs will be transported to pastures in Metchosin, the Highlands and Cordova Bay.

“We’re pleased it’s something the public enjoys,” John said. “They can come and see them in the fields and it adds to the whole farm experience.”

For more videos of the sheep visit Parry Bay Sheep Farm on Facebook.


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