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Author Topic: When.....and How Many? A Bit of Fun,  (Read 12721 times)

JulieS

  • Joined Mar 2009
  • Devon - EX39 5RF
    • Ford Mill Farm
When.....and How Many? A Bit of Fun,
« on: June 27, 2012, 07:52:25 pm »
Ellen is due to farrow any time now.


Would anyone like to guess when they will be born and how many piglets???


 :love: :pig: :love:
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goosepimple

  • Joined May 2010
  • nr Lauder, Scottish Borders
Re: When.....and How Many? A Bit of Fun,
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2012, 07:56:36 pm »
50p says Friday morning and 7 piglets  :innocent:
registered soay, castlemilk moorit  and north ronaldsay sheep, pygmy goats, steinbacher geese, muscovy ducks, various hens, lots of visiting mallards, a naughty border collie, a puss and a couple of guinea pigs

nelson

  • Joined Jan 2011
    • lelogisfrance
Re: When.....and How Many? A Bit of Fun,
« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2012, 08:16:49 pm »
Will donate 50p to said fund too - having just gone through two Old Spot farrowings one a 6 who looked huge and the other who was small and carried high a 15 - so I will go for 10 on Thursday.


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bloomer

  • Joined Aug 2010
  • leslie, fife
  • i have chickens, sheep and opinions!!!
Re: When.....and How Many? A Bit of Fun,
« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2012, 08:18:53 pm »
i'll take 12 Saturday morning

Mammyshaz

  • Joined Feb 2012
  • Durham
Re: When.....and How Many? A Bit of Fun,
« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2012, 09:12:55 pm »
Tomorrow afternoon with 9

P6te

  • Joined Jan 2012
  • South Derbyshire
Re: When.....and How Many? A Bit of Fun,
« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2012, 10:05:47 pm »
I'll go with 10 piglets Friday morning.

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Bill the brew

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Re: When.....and How Many? A Bit of Fun,
« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2012, 10:11:35 pm »
Tonight, Wednesday or early THursday am  and errrrrrr 6  :pig: :pig: :pig: :pig: :pig: :pig:

Bert

  • Joined Jan 2012
  • Isle of Mull
Re: When.....and How Many? A Bit of Fun,
« Reply #7 on: June 27, 2012, 10:15:22 pm »
Tomorrow morning (28.06.12) at 3.16 a.m
11 baby pigs. 7 girls,4 boys
 I know nothing about pig ;D

Bill the brew

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Re: When.....and How Many? A Bit of Fun,
« Reply #8 on: June 27, 2012, 10:38:44 pm »
I know a bit....er they taste nice!!!

Beewyched

  • Joined Feb 2011
  • South Wales
    • tunkeyherd.co.uk
Re: When.....and How Many? A Bit of Fun,
« Reply #9 on: June 27, 2012, 10:44:16 pm »
Early hours, this Friday - 9 gilts & 4 boars
 :love: :pig: :love:
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Polished Arrow

  • Joined Mar 2012
  • Forest of Dean
  • www.cinderhilllfarm.com
    • www.cinderhillfarm.com
Re: When.....and How Many? A Bit of Fun,
« Reply #10 on: June 27, 2012, 11:36:10 pm »
Thursday night.  12 piglets :-)
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HappyHippy

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Re: When.....and How Many? A Bit of Fun,
« Reply #11 on: June 28, 2012, 12:02:41 am »
I predict Friday afternoon and ooooooooh.......13 piglets  ;D
 
No fair though, need to see her girly bits to gauge it better  ;)   :innocent:
Good luck and hope she doesn't have you hanging on too long  :wave:

JulieS

  • Joined Mar 2009
  • Devon - EX39 5RF
    • Ford Mill Farm
Re: When.....and How Many? A Bit of Fun,
« Reply #12 on: June 28, 2012, 05:30:45 am »



10 -  early this morning.  First one arrived around 2.30,  and all born and feeding well by 4.00.




I was going to guess Thursday night and 11 - so she took me by surprise last night.    At tea time there wasn't any milk in (not even a drop)  and she hadn't shown any signs of nesting......which with Ellen that is the usual sign, she usually builds a nest like mad, taking everything in with her including water bowls, hose pipes, bits of string....anything she can get hold of! 




She was very restless late evening and just wanted a cuddle, so I settled down in the ark with her for a bit of sleep then about 1.30 she started on the nest building - her milk was definitely in then and the first piglet made an appearance at around 2.30. 




No problems and all doing well.    :love: :pig: :love:















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kitchen cottage

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Re: When.....and How Many? A Bit of Fun,
« Reply #13 on: June 28, 2012, 07:22:36 am »
What a lovely picture! Thats made my day ! ;D ;D ;D

Bert

  • Joined Jan 2012
  • Isle of Mull
Re: When.....and How Many? A Bit of Fun,
« Reply #14 on: June 28, 2012, 07:25:21 am »
They are very sweet  :love: .
 I'm amazed  how close my guess was ! I was only 3/4 of an hour late and 1 piglet to many.
I've only ever worked with Babirusa ( 2 boars just coming to sexual maturity, not a good idea)

 

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