A few weeks ago three lambs were born to the big old sheep out back. The first born was clearly the strongest and was favored by the mother. The second lamb did pretty good, though lagging behind the first. The third lamb was very weak and mostly lay alone while the other two followed their mother about.
The owners penned the four of them up together for a while, so that the mother would have to nurse them all, not favor one or two of them. It worked. Now all three follow Mom all around, and even go off on their own to play together and explore their little world, which must seem quite big to them at such a young age.
This video is from when they were only about a week old. It’s a lot of fun to watch them wobble and walk about, figuring out how to use their little bodies and experience their surroundings.