learned again this morning just how valuable claiming pens are... Found a gal this morning in the loafing barn with tripletts. This is her second lambing but she was beside herself trying to keep track of three lambs and stamping her foot at me. She followed right along as I carried her babies into the barn and put them in a claiming pen. I gave her water and a bit of hay then left them alone for 20 minutes while I did other chores. When I returned she had calmed down and stood easily while I got her babies 'plugged in'. I know it's important that the lambs suck as soon as possible but I find it a lot easier on the shepherd and the sheep when they have had a few minutes together in a quiet safe spot.