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dixie

  • Joined Mar 2009
Overdue sow!
« on: March 19, 2009, 01:25:23 pm »
Hi everyone,  my sow was due 14th march, but still no piglets today! she was in with the boar from Nov 9th, came into heat Nov 17th, serviced I think Nov 19th. No sign of heat 21 days later nor 21 days aftert hat, so I assumed the date would be 14th March?  any ideas, how overdue can she go or am I being dim and missed something? she has been bagged up, has a redder/ prominent vulva and has become a bit grumpy!! for the last week! thanks!!

Hilarysmum

  • Joined Oct 2007
Re: Overdue sow!
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2009, 08:54:45 pm »
Our GOS  sow is always at least a week late.  Dont worry, nature knows best.

dixie

  • Joined Mar 2009
Re: Overdue sow!
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2009, 06:53:28 pm »
Hi, our sow farrowed on Friday evening, she had a litter of 11! All went well apart from one had a hernia and had to be put to sleep! The others are very fit and healthy! :D

sausagesandcash

  • Joined Jan 2009
  • UK
    • IrishHandcraft
Re: Overdue sow!
« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2009, 08:33:24 pm »
How did you put it to sleep?

Morgan  :farmer:

Hilarysmum

  • Joined Oct 2007
Re: Overdue sow!
« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2009, 08:17:47 am »
Oh thats good, (except for the one loss) its all fun from now on.

dixie

  • Joined Mar 2009
Re: Overdue sow!
« Reply #5 on: March 25, 2009, 09:02:11 am »
sausagesandcash - called the vet to put him to sleep, expensive I know, but decided thats how I wanted to deal with it! What would everyone else have done? out of interest?

jameslindsay

  • Joined Feb 2009
  • Nr St Andrews, Fife
  • "Blossom" one of my Pygmy Goats
Re: Overdue sow!
« Reply #6 on: March 25, 2009, 09:05:51 am »
Exactly the same as you and let the vet do it! Sorry about your loss and hope the others are well.

Rosemary

  • Joined Oct 2007
  • Barry, Angus, Scotland
    • The Accidental Smallholder
Re: Overdue sow!
« Reply #7 on: March 25, 2009, 08:58:54 pm »
Sorry about the dead one but well done on a litter of 10. They'll be a handful! Two handfuls, I suppose

sausagesandcash

  • Joined Jan 2009
  • UK
    • IrishHandcraft
Re: Overdue sow!
« Reply #8 on: March 25, 2009, 09:19:48 pm »
I was wondering too, have no experience of it yet. I know that years ago it would have involved a tied hessian sack and a river, but i'm glad we've moved on from that, on so mant different levels.

Morgan

doganjo

  • Joined Aug 2012
  • Clackmannanshire
  • Qui? Moi?
    • ABERDON GUNDOGS for work and show
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Re: Overdue sow!
« Reply #9 on: March 25, 2009, 10:40:32 pm »
I had to kill a puppy a few years back.  The bitch had chewed the cord too far down and some of it's innards too - I couldn't get a hold of it to stop her, it was her first litter and the first breech puppy.  She just got over anxious.  Sorry if its too much info.  No time to call vet, had to do the decent thing, smothered it and sang it to sleep with lullabies till it stopped breathing.  Will never forget that puppy - she was given the name of Phoenix. Sorry, still in tears when i think of it.
Always have been, always will be, a WYSIWYG - black is black, white is white - no grey in my life! But I'm mellowing in my old age

Hilarysmum

  • Joined Oct 2007
Re: Overdue sow!
« Reply #10 on: March 26, 2009, 06:59:31 am »
That takes real courage and love. 

sausagesandcash

  • Joined Jan 2009
  • UK
    • IrishHandcraft
Re: Overdue sow!
« Reply #11 on: March 26, 2009, 03:43:53 pm »
My wife didn't agree.....so I stopped singing and removed the pillow! Lol

Higgins11

  • Joined Nov 2008
Re: Overdue sow!
« Reply #12 on: March 27, 2009, 01:44:36 am »
LOL

Now thats funny

(I hope it was a joke) :-\

 

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