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bluewatersailor06

  • Joined Oct 2013
Pig Behaviour - Nosing
« on: April 05, 2018, 09:08:40 am »
Has anyone here had any problems with gilts suddenly starting to rub the underbelly of other gilts who they have previously lived happily with?

So far no damage has been caused but they have sufficient food and water and a large paddock.  Do I need to separate them - if so would this be permanent?

Advice please.
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Marches Farmer

  • Joined Dec 2012
  • Herefordshire
Re: Pig Behaviour - Nosing
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2018, 11:58:48 am »
How old?  They may be coming into season and hoping one of their sisters will transform into a boar.

harmony

  • Joined Feb 2012
Re: Pig Behaviour - Nosing
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2018, 12:41:34 pm »
I would follow the same thoughts as Marches Farmer. Seems like a bit of confusion and nothing to worry about.

bluewatersailor06

  • Joined Oct 2013
Re: Pig Behaviour - Nosing
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2018, 06:44:12 pm »
Thank you both for your help.

 

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