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  • Joined Mar 2012
moving sow with pigglets
« on: March 31, 2012, 11:38:58 pm »
advice please on moving sow's with pigglets they are now nearly 4 weeks old and we moved them into stables before farrowing wanting to move them back outdoors will mean a trailer ride  :-\


  • Joined Mar 2012
Re: moving sow with pigglets
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2012, 11:54:33 pm »
day old


  • Joined Feb 2012
  • Durham
Re: moving sow with pigglets
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2012, 12:15:04 am »
Cannot help with advice but they are cute  :love:
I'm sure somebody will help soon


  • Joined May 2011
Re: moving sow with pigglets
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2012, 07:05:08 am »
Hi HT,
You will need to seperate the mum and piglets, put the ppiglets in a large dog crate and transport them in the vehicle, please do not put mum and piglets in the trailer together all that will happen is the piglets will get stood on by mum. Better to be safe than sorry.  :pig: :pig:


  • Joined Jan 2011
    • lelogisfrance
Re: moving sow with pigglets
« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2012, 05:11:23 pm »
Agree with lill - we move mum and then take the piglets - mum after four weeks will love to be moved tempted by some food in a bucket into the trailer - then go back for the piglets - rest assured this will be fine - Once mum is in the new home - and you then get a couple of the piglets to her - she cannot count and will be reassured that she has her piglets with her -then just drop the others in - there will be a lot of chattering/grunting but all should be okay within a few minutes - be relaxed I find that is the answer.


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Re: moving sow with pigglets
« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2012, 03:57:44 pm »
she cannot count

i was wondering that the other day, can they not?


  • Joined Mar 2009
  • Devon - EX39 5RF
    • Ford Mill Farm
Re: moving sow with pigglets
« Reply #6 on: April 02, 2012, 04:04:54 pm »
Some of mine can count their piglets - you can almost hear them counting as they are checking where they all are.............others couldn't give a *@!&: how many they've got  :love: :pig: :love:
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