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by blightowler
Mon Sep 21, 2009 8:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Digging - cockchafers...
Replies: 1
Views: 2255

Hi Caroline
Interestingly my pigs haven't dug this year (all 2 years old) I think we've had the worst of the rain, east of Carlisle, and the ground is soggy. There is time yet but here's hoping
Brian
by blightowler
Wed May 27, 2009 8:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Digging
Replies: 11
Views: 6231

Hi Ceejay I'm afraid, contrarary to popular belief that's what kunekunes do. I think they go through phases but I have a 1 acre field that is now so churned up they'll go into the other for a few months (I have 3 pigs) to give it a chance to recover. After a while he'll get used to it, I have! Brian...
by blightowler
Wed May 06, 2009 4:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hair
Replies: 7
Views: 5543

I have 2 gilts and a castrated boar who all live together, brother and sisters from the same litter, Bella the biggest hardly has any hair on her back although the rest of her body is covered , she lost it quickly over a couple of months. I think it is growing back slowly. Monty has a small bald pac...
by blightowler
Tue Mar 24, 2009 7:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: National TV Star - a boy named Sue.... and Wendy!
Replies: 5
Views: 3472

National TV Star - a boy named Sue.... and Wendy!

Congratulations for national stardom on this evenings ITV news, and you did quite well to, Sue
Brian :lol:
by blightowler
Tue Feb 17, 2009 4:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Biting Pigs
Replies: 10
Views: 7268

Biting Pigs

Hi everyone My heart goes out to Cheryl having made the decision following the biting. I placed a stream last year after our gilt bit my youngest daughter, I have tried everything but she is fine one minute then the red mist comes down. In retrospect I wished I had taken the plunge then as I am alwa...
by blightowler
Fri Jul 04, 2008 4:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pigs rooting
Replies: 11
Views: 7689

I have 3 Gilts and 1 castrated boar, from around 4 months old they started to root really badly, through the winter they had about 1.5 acres and churned up most of it. I split the field in two around February time and seeded the area they didn't occupy, that has now recovered and the pigs are in the...
by blightowler
Sun Jun 01, 2008 4:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Biting Gilt
Replies: 7
Views: 5688

:D Just to give you an update. Peppa has now calmed herself down and we haven't had a repeat of her biting. A whippy stick was used on the end of her snout of 3 occasions when she looked like she was going to bite. Both Emma and Katie walked around with a stick in their hand for a while which detere...
by blightowler
Fri Apr 11, 2008 4:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: lead training
Replies: 10
Views: 6630

I tried by using small, then medium then large dog harnesses. I was new to pigs, any livestock really, so probably not confident enough. It didn't work for me but be confident and I think it will
Brian
by blightowler
Fri Mar 21, 2008 8:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Biting Gilt
Replies: 7
Views: 5688

Thanks Louise The problem now seems to be she (Peppa) knows I'm the boss so will not have a go at me. I took my eldest, Emma down today and Peppa started to get the 'I'm going to have a go' look. Emma stood up to her and a tap on the snout with a whipy stick really shocked her and she has been good ...
by blightowler
Mon Mar 17, 2008 6:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Biting Gilt
Replies: 7
Views: 5688

Thanks Marmite, I think you may be right. I'm going to try and spend as much time with her so that I can punish her and get her corrected before I let any yougsters near her
Brian
by blightowler
Sun Mar 16, 2008 9:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Biting Gilt
Replies: 7
Views: 5688

Thanks Wendy, I'll let you know how I get on
by blightowler
Sun Mar 16, 2008 1:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Biting Gilt
Replies: 7
Views: 5688

Biting Gilt

I have 4 kunekune, 3 Gilts and a castrated boar, brother and sisters living together. One of the gilts, who was a runt and hand reared has started to bite. Knee caps usually! Unfortunately she bit my 10 year old daughter and caused her quite a bit of pain. When she has done this in the past I have t...