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Author Topic: Winter tips :)  (Read 6806 times)

Fowgill Farm

  • Joined Feb 2009
Re: Winter tips :)
« Reply #15 on: February 01, 2012, 10:46:47 am »
Well that brightens up a wintry day!  ;D

We used strips of carpet to screwed with a lath above the doors, i have also borrowed (pinched!) a roll of OH's builers hessian and have double sheets of that across my stable doors (pics on GOS website articles) which alows air thro but keeps the worst of the weather and wind out. Twinkle felt cold this morning she was very red round her ears which were freezing and she felt cool under her armpits so got her to lay down and piled straw on top of her, she looked well cosy and normally she would have jumped up when you do this but she stayed put so it shows she was cold, when i went back later and felt under her armpit she was warming up nicely and snoring! result  :thumbsup:
Hope you & your piggies are keeping cosy too.
Mandy  :pig:


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Re: Winter tips :)
« Reply #16 on: February 01, 2012, 10:59:38 am »
dont fill up with warm water in freezing weather! it freezes faster than cold water, it might not make sense but its true, try a mug of each as a test!


  • Joined Jan 2011
    • lelogisfrance
Re: Winter tips :)
« Reply #17 on: February 01, 2012, 12:02:17 pm »
Here is the photo that I didn't manage to post.

The weather is going to get much colder so now going to bring in another sow who is due to farrow Feb 14 - she will hate it but uncertain whether extreme weather can bring her on early.

Hope everyone is keeping warm too. We have just popped in for a mug of tea and a bacon and egg sandwich -  :yum: :yum: :yum:  :pig:
helps cope with the current weather and makes this all worthwhile.



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