Monday, February 28, 2011

Pigs Leave Home

we found out I'm allergic to pig urine so we had to move the baby piglets out to the garden shed near our house. Hubs rigged up a heat lamp for them to keep them warm.

So far they're doing fine but poor hubs has to set the alarm to go out and feed them every 4 hours during the night.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Great PIg Escape

We took the baby piglets out of the ensuite jacuzzi and put them in a huge wading pool in our basement family room. The smell in the ensuite was bothering me and they were noisy all night long, fighting and pushing and snorting.

After a few days in the basement we discovered they had figured out how to climb out of the wading pool!

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Operation PIg Rescue

We had to bring our baby pigs inside as one died overnight in the cold. So we are taking care of them inside and bottle feeding them

Friday, February 18, 2011

Baby PIgs Born Today

Six pot belly pigs were born today on our hobby farm. There are 2 black ones and 4 spotted. The mother and father are black so we aren't sure where the spotted genetic material came from.

Our last litter of 3 baby pigs were crushed by the mom because she buried them deep in the straw and then lay on them. She couldn't see them but we can't remove the straw or the pigs will be cold and the babies will die.

We will have to think about what to do with this litter