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by blades
Sat Mar 24, 2012 6:46 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Castrated boy, tilted head / balance
Replies: 3
Views: 2149

Re: Castrated boy, tilted head / balance

Just to update I'm pleased to say 'Walter' our castrated boy has totally recovered. Still not sure what the problem was, but I'm thinking ear infection of some kind.

Thanks for the kind wishes I received wishing him well.
by blades
Sat Mar 24, 2012 6:42 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Best way to restrain a KK for an injection?
Replies: 8
Views: 6015

Best way to restrain a KK for an injection?

Can anyone tell me how they restrain their KK's for an injection please? The vet visited yesterday for a routine vaccination and we found out almost impossible to restrain our girl for an injection :( she stopped talking to us for the rest of the day but a banana won her heart this morning :) I'm th...
by blades
Sat Mar 10, 2012 7:17 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Castrated boy, tilted head / balance
Replies: 3
Views: 2149

Re: Castrated boy, tilted head / balance

Have a look at his eyes - are they flicking from side to side or up and down? Is he able to walk in a straight line or does he go in a circle? If you put his feet in odd positions, does he return them to normal? It may be an ear problem as first suspected (the ear canals go down quite far, and espe...
by blades
Sat Mar 10, 2012 12:39 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Castrated boy, tilted head / balance
Replies: 3
Views: 2149

Castrated boy, tilted head / balance

We have a 5 month old castrated boy, very friendly, eats well, grazes well and we see him drinking. Just this morning when he came out of the ark for breakfast we noticed a slight tilt to his head and a slight imbalance as he walked... Still full of life and very bubbly but just this balance issue? ...
by blades
Wed Feb 08, 2012 8:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A question about poo.... Sorry had to be asked!
Replies: 2
Views: 1816

A question about poo.... Sorry had to be asked!

We are quite new to kunes and would like to be sure we are doing things right. We have two kunes and are delighted with them.... Only thing is we are surprised at just how much these wee (3 months old) guys seem to poo. We are collecting a full bucket of poo every 2 days? They are each getting 500g ...
by blades
Tue Jan 24, 2012 2:03 pm
Forum: Feeding
Topic: Applechaff?
Replies: 1
Views: 2609

Applechaff?

Can anyone tell me if Applechaff is OK for KK's please? Applechaff - A high quality chaff with the addition of real apple pieces and apple essence. Contains real diced apple pieces as well as apple essence to make AppleChaff irresistible to the fussiest of feeders. Made from the highest quality stra...
by blades
Tue Jan 24, 2012 9:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: KK's and sheep hurdles?
Replies: 5
Views: 3029

Re: KK's and sheep hurdles?

I use sheep hurdles all the time. You have to have ones that have pins and eyes not the slot together hurdles. We are expecting our first litter soon and what we have done is cable tie some weld mesh panels against the hurdles also you can use 1/4 inch or even 1/2 inch plywood. Good luck Thanks for...
by blades
Mon Jan 23, 2012 4:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: KK's and sheep hurdles?
Replies: 5
Views: 3029

Re: KK's and sheep hurdles?

wendy scu wrote:no, they will lift them out of the way i'm afraid. :(
I thought they may have been wishful thinking on my part.... Thank you !!
by blades
Mon Jan 23, 2012 10:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: KK's and sheep hurdles?
Replies: 5
Views: 3029

KK's and sheep hurdles?

Hi.... can anyone tell me please if sheep hurdles can be used to create smaller pens for KK's or would they simply climb over them?

Thanks in advance
by blades
Thu Jan 19, 2012 5:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: kunekune's and fencing
Replies: 6
Views: 3152

Re: kunekune's and fencing

I agree with aralph, the majority of my pigs(kunekune, Middle White and Berkshire) are kept behind 3 strands of electric fencing and it is very effective once they get the idea. You do need to train them to it first as they can disregard it as Floella, a small new gilt I bought recently, reminds me...
by blades
Thu Jan 19, 2012 2:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: kunekune's and fencing
Replies: 6
Views: 3152

Re: kunekune's and fencing

Hi there I have found from experience that electric fencing is the only thing which works for my girls. I was quite reluctant to try it as one of mine is blind (from improper treatment and management when she was very young, before I got her) and I wasn't sure she'd cope with it. However after usin...
by blades
Wed Jan 18, 2012 5:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: kunekune's and fencing
Replies: 6
Views: 3152

Re: kunekune's and fencing

Hi there, kunekune very rarely challenge fencing in my experience and can generally be kept with minimal effort. The only experience I have had of one doing so was when a visiting gilt was very frightened and wanted to get back to where she had come from. Even then it did not pose a problem as she ...
by blades
Wed Jan 18, 2012 1:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: kunekune's and fencing
Replies: 6
Views: 3152

kunekune's and fencing

Hi... can anyone tell me please, do KK's challange fencing? I have metre high stock fencing and a single (non barbed) wire and wanted to know if this will be suitable?

Thanks in advance
by blades
Wed Jan 18, 2012 12:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Book suggestion please?
Replies: 4
Views: 2000

Re: Book suggestion please?

Hi there, Agree with Di, those would be my first choice for kunekune pig keeping. Another good book which I also have is the 'Hayne's Pig Manual' by Liz Shankland. Happy reading!! :D Thank you... I've placed the order for the first 2 but I did see the Haynes book and the reviews looked good. Lookin...