Help-Premature Piglets

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by rwelch, Mar 11, 2014.

  1. rwelch

    rwelch New Egg

    Mar 11, 2014
    A pig was given to us a week ago and we didn't know she was expecting. She delivered prematurely yesterday 6 piglets, only one was still born. Their eyes are not open, and they are tiny and weak. She kept laying on two of them last night, so I brought them in and kept warm and fed what they would take. She does not seem to have bags, and I haven't seen them nursing yet. The others seem ok this morning, so: Will she take the two back or should I take them back to her? How do I know if she has milk for them and at what point should I take them to bottle feed? I want her to keep them if she can, but I don't want to lose them.

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