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tomandbarbara

  • Joined Feb 2009
Hello from south yorkshire
« on: February 12, 2009, 01:28:57 pm »
Just taken delivery of a pair of saddleback weaners last sunday.

Although they appear happy they don't seem too interested in coming out of their ark.

I was wondering if this is normall and hoping that they will come out when they are hungry?

I would have attached a photo of the little ones, but I am not sure how to.


Fluffywelshsheep

  • Joined Oct 2007
  • Near Stirling, Central Scotland
Re: Hello from south yorkshire
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2009, 01:37:10 pm »
well i don't think i would want to come out of my hut if it's cold outside :)

It take a while for any animals to get used to the surrounding, give it times.
Linz :pig: :pig: :pig: :pig:

pegusus pig

  • Joined Feb 2009
  • Anglesey, North wales
Re: Hello from south yorkshire
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2009, 01:40:16 pm »
Hi there,
 They'll probable come out when they are ready or hungry. It may be to cold outside for them, mine have spent the last week hiding in the arc only coming out for food!! don't know how to do photos my self so can't help there sorry!!
Emma :pig: :pig: :pig: :pig: :pig: ;D ;D ;D

doganjo

  • Joined Aug 2012
  • Clackmannanshire
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Re: Hello from south yorkshire
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2009, 02:49:46 pm »
Photos are easy - open reply message, click on additional options, then browse, look for your photo (I copy mine onto my desktop first if I'm uploading a photo so they're easy to find - and resize it so it isn't too big).  Then click post
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

MurmuringWheel

  • Joined Aug 2008
Re: Hello from south yorkshire
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2009, 03:08:49 pm »
Quick Hello from me, I'm in South Yorkshire too :)

Good luck,
Diane
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tomandbarbara

  • Joined Feb 2009
Re: Hello from south yorkshire
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2009, 07:58:53 pm »
Thanks for the info doganjo, I must have missed it last time,

Anyway heres a picture of the little ones


pegusus pig

  • Joined Feb 2009
  • Anglesey, North wales
Re: Hello from south yorkshire
« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2009, 08:07:55 pm »
aaaawwwwwwwwrrrrrrrrr they are soooo sweet! :D :D :D :D i love saddle backs, I'll get one soon i hope. I remember when my babies arrived i was out every two minuets looking at them, they must have got so sick of seeing  me.
 Thanks for info on putting pics on will give it ago. :pig: :pig: :pig: :pig:

Hilarysmum

  • Joined Oct 2007
Re: Hello from south yorkshire
« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2009, 07:49:18 am »
They are l ovely, are they settling now?

carl

  • Joined Oct 2007
Re: Hello from south yorkshire
« Reply #8 on: February 13, 2009, 09:05:39 am »
Hi,
I'm also In south Yorkshire, with three old spot x berkshire porkers. They do not like the cold either and stay cuddled up in the ark untill I scratch them. It should thaw out more this weekend, so encourage them with apples etc to explore their patch. Once they get used to you feeding them and giving them a good scratch they become very freindly and should be great fun. How old are they?
carl  :pig: :)

Fluffywelshsheep

  • Joined Oct 2007
  • Near Stirling, Central Scotland
Re: Hello from south yorkshire
« Reply #9 on: February 13, 2009, 09:19:36 am »
nice too see you back, carl !!! you disappear for a bit there
Linz

tomandbarbara

  • Joined Feb 2009
Re: Hello from south yorkshire
« Reply #10 on: February 13, 2009, 01:10:31 pm »
They are 8 weeks old.

I have tried to reach in the ark and touch them but they just give me a loud deep grunt, so I have not tried to disturb them again.

They don't appear to like fruit or veg  at the moment. But I presume they will get used to them soon enough.

I must admit it's all a little daunting at first.

Rosemary

  • Joined Oct 2007
  • Barry, Angus, Scotland
    • The Accidental Smallholder
Re: Hello from south yorkshire
« Reply #11 on: February 13, 2009, 01:33:24 pm »
Rest assured, they won't starve themselves to death!

Crofter

  • Joined Jan 2009
  • Isle of Lewis
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Re: Hello from south yorkshire
« Reply #12 on: February 13, 2009, 10:42:45 pm »
Pigs are great fun once they get used to you.  In no time they'll be rolling over when you scratch their bellies!
We found that when we bought weaners they took a while to get used to us.  Now we breed our own so they are used to us from day one.

Good luck

Dave
Comfortable B&B on a working Croft on the Isle of Lewis. www.Ravenstar.co.uk

 

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