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Old 10-02-2013, 02:04 PM   #51
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I just walked down and checked on her and she's laying there in the straw without a care in the world. I think she's teasing us just a bit, since we're first time piglet parents in waiting. But what the heck do I know???
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Old 10-02-2013, 02:32 PM   #52
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Max, not much you can do short of getting the vet to do an ultrasound.
In the 1980's we lived on a peanut farm in SE VA with a hog operation that was leased to a young farmer, since I was raised around hogs growing up I was in the mix so to speak when ever he was in the farrowing building or weanling building.
If my memory serves me about 5% of the guilts would show signs of pregnancy and then her system would absorb the fetuses. He raised Duroc x Yorkshire crosses.

Any way good luck

PS. Be sure to watch her temperature just in case she has failed to birth and has dead fetuses inside her, as she will go septic.
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Old 10-02-2013, 02:44 PM   #53
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I think she still has a few days to go. I was reading that you'll begin to see a definition line between her teats and her belly and we still don't have that yet. Her teats are swelling though and she's really sagging. She waddles (but no running) to her destinations and she pee's a lot. I think we've just got to give her a few more days. I was looking at my calendar and we may be off by a couple of weeks which would put her due around the 16-18th
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That's great!
No gloom or doom intended, just some thoughts and things to watch for.
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Old 10-02-2013, 03:15 PM   #55
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Your input is MUCH appreciated!
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Old 10-14-2013, 01:51 PM   #56
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Prepare yourself. This is worthy of a big "Awwww"
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http://www.oxfordsandyblackpigs.org...._farrowing.htm



Isn't she as cute as a bug?
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I sure hope the black one with white feet is a girl
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There's two with white feet so one of them is a girl. You'll have to come to see them! Glad to have you aboard! Now how bout some pics

We just checked on them and it looks like there's only going to be 5. Too bad cause we have a waiting list for at least 9...

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Ross, I do believe you must have a soft spot for piggies
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Petunia is making a nest! She's practically dragging the ground. It won't be long before she drops
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Congrats, Grandma!
I know it's silly, but I kinda feel that way. I swear I've never seen anything cuter than baby pigs.
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Remember those piglets born in October? Here they are now:
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They done growed!
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Snug as Pigs in a Blanket:
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Perfect - you want your pork belly grown a tad before it hits the freezer.
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That video clip you posted Ross reminded me of my son & daughter having pig races. My son stayed on longer but I can see the problem they had was they rode up on the front shoulders and that fellow is balancing on the hind quarters. As long as the pigs back is OK with that.

Seems like good things are happening so far in 2014. Hurray!!!
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Reminds me too much of high school biology..,

Foetal pig dissection.
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We lost one of the babies this morning. Poor little thing. She got stepped on. Sadly, it happens.
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Damn - I know it happens but it still hurts to read about it. You do everything you can to protect them against exceptional weather then lose one to a very common incident.
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Just get them through the night. 3 degrees predicted with a high of 30 tomorrow. I'm so grateful Petunia loves us. We've had to mess with her babies quite a bit to get them through this!
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