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So, i have pigs. Red wattles . I wasn't expecting it because if anything mom had lost some weight recently. (They were overweight, 4s on the 5-pt scale.)
This morning, no piglets that i know of.... It is dark when i feed them and may have missed them.... I went out to commune with them at lunch as i love to do and there they were! 3 alive, two dead. 😢
I was NOT expecting it, though i recognize that with a boar around, it can happen. No breast enlargement was noted in the days before farrowing. Not really. I am surprised! Overjoyed by the new life!
I'm now, rushing.... Warmth.... Extra bedding.... Do i need to separate them? Do i need the boar to go away? Will momma be a good mother? Idk! First time pig grandmother!
Edit: for spelling/grammar.
Update: hours later, my other sow also farrowed ! I have two 1st time mommas on the same day! They are nesting together and sharing motherly duties. How many piglets? 13 total survived (1 still born from each, and one apparently crushed before I even knew what was going on)
Grandma (that's me!) Couldn't be more proud!
Second edit: 24 hours after the second litter was farrowed, 11 of the 13 piglets were trampled to death. I had not separated the boar from the sow, would he do that?
So we had a momma pig give birth right around Christmas and she seemed fine for the first week. Then one day we walked in the pen to check on her and she was on her side twitching and being very lethargic. So now everyday I go in and pick her up and try to hand feed her. I’ve given her shrimp and fish and I’ve tried sweet feed, the regular corn feed, hay, and milk. Whenever I get her up she goes straight to the water and will maybe nibble on the fish a little. I’ve even done 5 days of antibiotics and it seems like she regresses every night. It’s been almost a month of picking up a 400 lb pig twice or three times a day and I’m about to call quits. Does anyone have any ideas?
Yes I know about all the problems Im only wondering if anyone has actually had experience please don’t preach to me.. PLEASE Im just curious but I feel like Im about to get 5,000 comments talking about how helpful and necessary neutering is..
Im literally just curious if anyone has done it successfully TIA
Our potbelly piggie is 3 months. We’ve had her since she was born. We love her, pamper her and show her so much affection and love but she’s still so sassy. We have had her spayed! but all she thinks about is food. When you go to pet her gently she swipes and tries to nip. She’s always throwing tantrums because she wants more food. She still gets 1/2 cup of potbelly youth pellets 3x a day. She’s not starving. She’s indoors but has access to outside with her doggy friends. We brush her, talk to her and love her. I just want her to be affectionate back :( At what age do they get more lovey and snuggly? How do you discipline your pigs? We do set boundaries and tell her out when she’s in the kitchen or living room. Shes not allowed to free roam the whole house. We’re trying to avoid spoiled pig syndrome. Any advice is much appreciated!
Meeting Jade for the first time
Hi, very new to this sub. We’ve had two pigs for the last four months on our little homestead. They were from the same litter and got along well, tho one is definitely more dominant.
Now this morning we had the horrible experience of the tamer one dying very suddenly from twisted intestines (vet was here, she died within an hour, nothing to be done). Now we’re left with a single pig. She’s fine right now but will very likely get lonely soon. We’re thinking of getting a new female piglet (2-3 months of age). What’s the best way of introducing them? Will there be problems because the older one is very dominant?
Don’t kill your pet pigs with kindness and over feed them with treats which leads to arthritis and laziness . vegetables raw, nuts and pig pellets food . No fruits except maybe once a year like Halloween pumpkins. A good treat pigs like is ice cubes . Most pictures Iv been seeing on this site is the pigs eyes have so much fat that they can’t see . Shameful , they have to memorize they area to travel .