Lamb Bottle Feeding
at Spring Lane Farm shop
Lamb Bottle Feeding at Spring Lane Farm Shop is back for 2023 following a first successful year in 2022!
1 booking reservation allows 1 individual to bottle feed, stroke, hold and take photos with one of our many cade lambs during their 30-40 minute lunchtime slot!
Only 1 person can feed the lamb per booking. For multiple visitors please book an additional slot.
Each individual feeding a lamb can bring up to a maximum of 2 individuals with them who are not feeding lambs.
Children of all ages are allowed, however all individuals under the age of 12 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian aged 16 or over. (Maximum 2 children per 1 parent or guardian)
The cost is £6 per lamb bottle feeding space
(i.e one £6 booking allows one individual to feed one lamb)
There are 12 lambs available for feeding per time slot per day.
What is a Cade Lamb?
Cade lambs are orphans lambs where the mother sheep has given birth to triplets or quads. Ewes (female sheep) only have 2 teats so they can only comfortably feed 2 lambs.
Where possible, we take any of these extra lambs and try to match them up with a ewe who has only given birth to 1 lamb. If there’s no ewes available we keep the extra lambs together in a little crèche and bottle feed them so they’re still getting the same amount of milk as the other lambs would who are still with their mothers.
In very rare circumstances where sadly the mother has died during birth, her lambs may also have to come in to the bottle feeding crèche! 🐑🍼😊