Pregnant Sow?????? (ANYBODY??????????????????)

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  1. chicks for better health

    chicks for better health Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just got couple of pigs (a sow and a boar) they are both 7 months old. How can you tell if a sow is pregnant?
     
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    chicks for better health Chillin' With My Peeps

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    any ideas?
     
  3. MayberrySaint

    MayberrySaint Chillin' Out

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    At 7 months old, if she is not pregnant, she should be coming into heat (estrus) every 18-24 days. Her vulva will swell and she will "lock-up" when applying back pressure. If she is housed with the boar he will be trying to mate her.

    If she is pregnant, she won't be coming into heat. If you know somebody that has an ultrasound detector, you can confirm a pregnancy between 30 and 50 days of gestation. After 50 days, you should be able to visually detect pregnancy by seeing her udder begin to develop and swell.

    Wait 3 weeks, and if she doesn't come into heat, assume she is pregnant.
     
  4. MayberrySaint

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    If you find she is pregnant, make sure you limit feed her 4-5 lb per day of a good gestation diet to keep her from getting too fat. If she is not pregnant, keep her on full-feed until you mate her. This will help stimulate better follicle growth and will result in larger litter size at birth.

    When she comes in heat (if not pregnant), do not allow the boar to mate her more than one time per day and for no more than 3 days in a row.
     
  5. MayberrySaint

    MayberrySaint Chillin' Out

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    One more thought...if he is a young boar, you may have to help him mate the gilt. You will have to use your hand to make sure he gets it in the right hole...[​IMG]
    and many times, you have to turn the boar around as they have a tendency to try and mount the gilts head...[​IMG]
     
  6. chicks for better health

    chicks for better health Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Her vulva will swell and she will "lock-up" when applying back pressure.



    This will tell if she is in heat?
     
  7. MayberrySaint

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    Quote:yes...and as long as you do not mate her, she will continue to come in heat every 3 weeks or so.
     
  8. chicks for better health

    chicks for better health Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you very much.
     
  9. boilerjoe_96

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    Quote:Or the boar....
     
  10. Southern28Chick

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    Quote:Or the boar....

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