my boar James managed to break out of his pen sometime during the night and i didnt notice until i went out to feed the pigs this morning and saw him and one of my sows..erm...coupled in love.
i had no intention of breeding these pigs yet, they are too young and i have yet to find decent information on this breed so didnt want to start until i was 'ready' (this particular sow is only 11 months old and already has piglets from 3 months old..she came to us already pregnant, probably by her own brother and gave birth not long after arriving)
anyhow im wondering now, since i saw them 'busy' how long is a usual mini pig pregnancy? when should i expect babies? the sows first litter was of just 3 piglets (i thought pigs had more??) could that have been caused by the possibility that she was decked by her brother or due to the fact she was very very young.
how should i go about looking after her now..due to the fact she is likely now onto her 2nd pregnancy and shes not even a year old
i blame myself totally for having the sows and boars seperated only by a gate..i thought it would be strong enough, obviously not.
he's already been shoo'd back to his pen and ive secured the gate better, and i plan on moving the boars out to the barn, well away from the sows now!