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BillyBerridge

  • Joined Mar 2009
  • Nottinghamshire
Re: How close is my sow
« Reply #15 on: December 02, 2009, 10:58:42 pm »
I wouldn't panic too much then she could have a good few weeks to go yet.

It will apear in all the teats over a period of time it could come on quickley over a few days or it could take a few weeks.

You will see a huge difference when she's getting ready in terms of the amount of milk out and how easily - when it happens you will see what i mean ;-)

patmci

  • Joined Jun 2009
Re: How close is my sow
« Reply #16 on: December 06, 2009, 01:15:13 pm »
Finally we have bonhams. I went down to check at 12 this morning and she had 3. I have just gone down again at 10 past 1 and she has 8. All up and sucking. She does not seem to be finished yet.


jameslindsay

  • Joined Feb 2009
  • Nr St Andrews, Fife
  • "Blossom" one of my Pygmy Goats
Re: How close is my sow
« Reply #17 on: December 06, 2009, 01:52:48 pm »
Well at long last the wait is over. Hope all are well. :pig:

patmci

  • Joined Jun 2009
Re: How close is my sow
« Reply #18 on: December 06, 2009, 02:30:51 pm »
Yes all seem to be doing well she has now got 12 all fairly even piglets. I think she is finished.

Hilarysmum

  • Joined Oct 2007
Re: How close is my sow
« Reply #19 on: December 06, 2009, 02:45:32 pm »
Well worth the wait (imagine a large bunch of flowers icon here please)

little blue

  • Joined Jun 2009
  • Derbyshire
Re: How close is my sow
« Reply #20 on: December 06, 2009, 08:08:33 pm »
 :bouquet:
Single one do?!
Congrats on the piglets, hope all goes well           :pig:
Little Blue

Hilarysmum

  • Joined Oct 2007
Re: How close is my sow
« Reply #21 on: December 07, 2009, 07:06:58 am »
Little Blue thats brilliant thanks. ;D

JulieS

  • Joined Mar 2009
  • Devon - EX39 5RF
    • Ford Mill Farm
Re: How close is my sow
« Reply #22 on: December 07, 2009, 07:13:48 am »
Congratulations !!!
 :pig: :love: :pig:
Pedigree GOS Pigs and Butchery for Smallholders.

patmci

  • Joined Jun 2009
Re: How close is my sow
« Reply #23 on: December 07, 2009, 08:35:37 am »
Went to check on them this morning and 1 was dead. It was under 5 other piglets but was very cold and obviously dead. Did not look rolled on so i don't know what happened. I am a bit dissapointed though


Hilarysmum

  • Joined Oct 2007
Re: How close is my sow
« Reply #24 on: December 07, 2009, 10:07:09 am »
That is sad

doganjo

  • Joined Aug 2012
  • Clackmannanshire
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Re: How close is my sow
« Reply #25 on: December 07, 2009, 07:23:48 pm »
Might have been cold and they all piled up - my pups do that so i have a heat pad under them.  Maybe you have them under a lamp though.
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

patmci

  • Joined Jun 2009
Re: How close is my sow
« Reply #26 on: December 07, 2009, 08:58:33 pm »
No we have let them go as naturally as possible. We had a friend who had a sow to farrow last year at the same time as we did. We brought ours in and gave them heat lamps creep areas concrete spaces and every single piglet died. All of our friends were ok.

doganjo

  • Joined Aug 2012
  • Clackmannanshire
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Re: How close is my sow
« Reply #27 on: December 07, 2009, 10:44:52 pm »
In that case you have lost the little pig through it being cold and going under the others for warmth.  Young animals cannot control their body temperature until at least three to four weeks.  I suggest your last litter died due to some other reason.
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

 

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