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by Kroon
Tue Mar 08, 2011 3:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Electric Fencing
Replies: 4
Views: 2760

My kunekune gilts Emma and Rosa regularly tested our electric fence on their sister Plum. Our daughters sometimes forgot to put the power back on again after horse riding. Emma and Rosa often threw their sister Plum against the fence. If Plum didn?t scream they pushed her under it, and followed (aft...
by Kroon
Mon May 03, 2010 7:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Our website
Replies: 2
Views: 2720

Thank you very much for the compliment!
The kunes are so great, they make it easier to build a site. :D
by Kroon
Sat May 01, 2010 6:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Our website
Replies: 2
Views: 2720

Our website

Our website is (finally) translated in English too.
Please take a look, and don't hestitate to let me know if I made some very stupid mistakes. :D
You can find quite a few pictures on our site of our (or Betsey's :D ) latest litter.
Dianne
http://www.kunekune.info/en/home_en.php
by Kroon
Sun Sep 27, 2009 8:16 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Piglet getting enough milk?
Replies: 3
Views: 3829

Simon, thank you very much for your advice.
Next time this sow has a litter I'll do like you say!
Piglet is doing great, not just nibbeling pignuts but seems more like 'inhaling' them. :D Am very relieved everything worked out fine with our three remaining piglets.
Dianne (Netherlands)
by Kroon
Sat Sep 26, 2009 2:01 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Piglet getting enough milk?
Replies: 3
Views: 3829

Sorry no-one gave an reply. Hope it wasn't because I offended anyone (maybe teat is a curse in the UK? :D ) Just an update in case people are interested.. piglet is doing great now! Chose to give it a bit more time before topping piglet up with a bottle, because she was still active. Was afraid teat...
by Kroon
Mon Aug 24, 2009 1:21 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Piglet getting enough milk?
Replies: 3
Views: 3829

Piglet getting enough milk?

My two year old sow had het first litter. She had four, but one piglet got crushed under her mother after a few days. The piglets are now 9 days old. Two of them use the two front-teats. The thirth one uses the very last teat! The first two are growing like weeds, the other is falling a bit behind. ...
by Kroon
Thu Jul 16, 2009 12:35 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Iron injection new born piglets
Replies: 4
Views: 5038

Thank you, Wendy.
We'll do like you say. :)
by Kroon
Thu Jul 16, 2009 9:46 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Iron injection new born piglets
Replies: 4
Views: 5038

Iron injection new born piglets

Is it necessecary to give my new-born piglets an iron injection?
Our kunekunes live outside, in the field. Some say it is not nessecary to give iron, because they get everything they need from the soil. Some say we should give the injection anyway.
What is best practice?
Dianne
by Kroon
Fri Jul 03, 2009 11:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Discussion about boars on other forum
Replies: 8
Views: 5926

Simon, since 2009 all cutting, trimming of teeth/tusks is not allowed anymore in our country. Everything else than making the teeth, tusks a little less sharp is, as of this year, a forbidden procedure, operation. Only legal to file, polish the teeth of a pig. I'll ask my vet next week, to hear his ...
by Kroon
Fri Jul 03, 2009 12:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Discussion about boars on other forum
Replies: 8
Views: 5926

Thank you. Allready figured out I will have to 'import' a British vet (or someone else who knows what he/she is doing) to detusk my little boar. :) Untill this year it was common in the pig-keeping business (bio-industry) overhere to cut all piglets teeth (only canine, fang?), so they wouldn't hurt ...
by Kroon
Thu Jul 02, 2009 11:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Discussion about boars on other forum
Replies: 8
Views: 5926

Discussion about boars on other forum

Anyone read the discussion about 'tusks' on the rivercottage forum (pigs)? Am starting to feel a bit uneasy about my friendly kunekune workingboar (read overthere they are especially dangerous, because they lull you into a false feeling of safety). Even more worried after reading the part about 'fle...