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Pot Bellied Pig.Prego.WE HAVE BABIES PICS PICS PICS OCT.25TH!POST #1

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by RickiHupp, Oct 19, 2009.

  1. RickiHupp

    RickiHupp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes I am going to take pics... [​IMG]

    I cannot remember when my female and male were together. I know their term is 3months 3 weeks and 3 days BUT in the past 3 days my girl has been getting milk. Her teats have been dragging the ground for atleast a month but just now she has started to really fill up with milk. and her teats are HUGEEEE.

    Are there any signs that I should be looking for to know that she is in labor, warning signs? These are going to be my first piglets!!!!

    Runt [​IMG]
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    The GANG (minus runtie) [​IMG]
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    So I went out at 545am and THERE THEY WERE!!!
    She had 7 total 2 of which were dead. I will see how many boys and girls in a little bit. Their cords are still very fresh so I am going back out to see if there are anymore coming!!!! YIPEEEEEEEE
     
    Last edited: Oct 25, 2009
  2. Skyesrocket

    Skyesrocket Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 20, 2008
    If she has milk I would start keeping an eye on her. Does she have her own pen?
    Piglets can hit the ground running....so don't expect them to act like puppies. Their eyes will be open and they will on their feet real quick.
    The piglets will need a ledge or something to get underneath so momma doesn't lay on them. If she is in an indoor pen put some kind of ledge along the wall for them. This time of year a heat lamp would be appreciated. Just be sure they can get away from it if they get too warm.
    Momma should stop eating the day she delivers. She will lay around a lot. Give her lots of dry clean straw to make a nest with. She will make a huge round nest and the piglets might burrow into the sides of it to keep warm and protected.
    Good Luck!
     
  3. RickiHupp

    RickiHupp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay!! Thank you so much for the advice!! I am putting her into her own space tomorrow. There is a huge amount of hay in there and I am able to hang up a light also. I do have a question though, as for the hiding place for the piglets, should I wait until she has them to see where I should put it or will they find it on their own? Is it like instinct? The pen she is going in is pretty big so I really have no idea where to put it. Thank you again!!!
     
  4. RickiHupp

    RickiHupp Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. ChickenFanaticAB

    ChickenFanaticAB Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Never seen a pregnant pig before! She looks miserable, haha! Very exciting though! Can't wait to see pictures of the little piglets!
     
  6. Elite Silkies

    Elite Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    Oh, bless her heart. I bet she is miserable. But, she is sooooooooooo cute!
     
  7. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    That poor girl!! [​IMG] I bet those piggies are going to be adorable, make sure to post lots of pics!!
     
  8. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    I felt like that pig looks...when I was two weeks overdue with my daughter. [​IMG]
     
  9. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Quote:Gosh, I felt like that 2 weeks before my kids were born! [​IMG]
     
  10. 19hhbelgian

    19hhbelgian Pigs DO Fly!!

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    Quote:Gosh, I felt like that 2 weeks before my kids were born! [​IMG]

    [​IMG] And people ask me why I don't have any kids... [​IMG]

    Can't wait to see pics of those little piggies!!!
     

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