This post explains why I couldn't succesfully participate the Kissing Eggs Hatch
I'm visiting in my friend's farm whole weekend. He raises sheeps, having about 40 at the time. 10-15 of those 40 are lambs or semi-adults.
The things started couple of hours before the Hatch time. We went to feed the sheeps around noon and found out that one of the eves (females) had gave birth to a lamb earlier in the morning or, more likely, last night.
Temperatures have been really low in Finland in this week, down to -30C (-22F), and temperature inside the barn was around 5C (40F). The eve was first-timer birthgiver and hadn't know what to do with lamb so the lamb hadn't have the important first milk from her mother and had turn hypothermic.
First we brought hairdryer into barn and I tried to get the lamb's body temp to rise with blowing warm air on her while my friend called to neighbor farm if they could loan some substitution milk that is used when eve or cow can't feed newborn offspring.
We got the substitute milk but the lamb had no suck-reflex and we had to spray the milk into her throat with doser.
That wasn't very effective. More milk leaked down from lamb's mouthcorners than end up into her stomach.
We brought warming lamp (the one that's used to warm chicken when they are just hatched) into the barn and tried to keep the lamb's body temperature up with placing her under the lamp while we tried to feed her, but suddenly she turned more apathic and we decided to bring her inside house to keep her warm while we feed her more substitute milk.
We mixed some honey to the substitute milk that the lamb would get some glucose in her blood and maybe that'll make her condition get better. But she didn't start to suck bottle and we had again feed her with the doser and finally we got some honeymilk down her stomach. Maybe 1/4 of a tea cup.
Some minutes later she puked everything back up and there we were in the beginning line again with dying lamb in a cardboard box covered with old wooly sweater.
We tried to feed her some more milk but she chewed her jaws tightly shut and it was hard to get the doser's pipe between her teeth.
About half an hour later she died. Signs of life went down less and less visible and she peacefully passed away.
I was glad she didn't have to suffer any longer.