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by Louise NI
Tue Nov 18, 2008 5:23 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: 'Redwater'
Replies: 3
Views: 3449

Redwater?

Thanks Claire86. Will consult with the vet. They are two years old - sisters and are in great form, eating and drinking as usual. My old neighbour who knows a thing or two about pigs in general says not to worry in this case but I'll check it out anyway.
by Louise NI
Sun Nov 16, 2008 11:07 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: 'Redwater'
Replies: 3
Views: 3449

'Redwater'

Can kunekunes get 'redwater' like cows. My two girls are peeing pinkish urine. They are their usual cheeky selves but I'm very worried.
by Louise NI
Thu Mar 20, 2008 4:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Biting Gilt
Replies: 7
Views: 5035

One of my pair of gilts is a cheeky rascal and liked to bite her sister's ears and would have attempted to bite humans, allbeit playfully. I used a firm voice, saying 'NO' loudly while pushing her away. If she wouldn't budge a tap on the snout followed. It takes time but she knows I'm boss and now o...
by Louise NI
Mon Feb 11, 2008 1:15 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Illness
Replies: 3
Views: 3920

When I got my two gilts a year ago last November Bacon was the larger of the two having been the largest in the litter. I noticed that Smokey, although very lively and playful lost a lot of weight. When I observed them feeding Smokey was taking longer and therefore not getting the same quantity as B...
by Louise NI
Thu Feb 07, 2008 10:46 am
Forum: Feeding
Topic: scary price increase of feed
Replies: 20
Views: 25523

I have been feeding my girls A & P since they were about 5 months old. It is very pricey but I have been happy with it. I noticed their poo doesn't smell as strong with it. I have felt they were getting a little too fat, especially Bacon, who has always been a big girl. I am cutting down a little - ...
by Louise NI
Tue Feb 05, 2008 6:13 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Teeth
Replies: 6
Views: 4628

Yes pig teeth are pretty grim and being prepared to poke about in their mouths is a sure indication of how much we love them!!! : :P
by Louise NI
Mon Feb 04, 2008 7:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Do you keep your pigs in the house!!
Replies: 5
Views: 4680

Well all I can say to that is Smokey managed to get into my house through an open back door and ran amok - she thought it was great and knocked lots of things over in the excitement. I know she wouldn't have been used to the environment and that attributed to the chaos but it proved to me that they ...
by Louise NI
Mon Feb 04, 2008 6:52 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Teeth
Replies: 6
Views: 4628

Hi Wendy. Only getting back to the site now. I have had another good look at Bacon's teeth. It doesn't look like another row as I thought at first but the two canine teeth (think thats what they are called) are leaning in towards each other and coming up behind the bottom front teeth. Still can't ge...
by Louise NI
Thu Jan 24, 2008 1:04 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Teeth
Replies: 6
Views: 4628

Teeth

Hi Wendy - Bottom front
by Louise NI
Wed Jan 23, 2008 12:33 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Teeth
Replies: 6
Views: 4628

Teeth

Smokey and Bacon are 16 month old gilts. I was looking in Bacon's mouth and she seems to have two row of incisors on the bottom!! As I don't know anything about pig teeth in general can someone enlighten me. Her sister Smokey just wants to play when I try to look in her mouth so I cannot compare.
by Louise NI
Sat Jan 19, 2008 12:49 pm
Forum: Feeding
Topic: Grazing
Replies: 6
Views: 9504

Hi Did I read somewhere that piglets get iron through their snoot from the soil?? My two girls rooted the place up looking for roots - (particularly nettle roots) last winter when they were only months old. One particular spot - the bank of an old mill race where the soil is soft - looked like a bom...
by Louise NI
Tue Jan 08, 2008 7:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A few pictures of my new piglets!
Replies: 5
Views: 4586

Hi Sean and Charlie Charlie, I got my two girls, Smokey and Bacon, from Sean a year ago last November and they are such a delight, you will enjoy having them - how do the hens take to them? My goat is still not too keen and tries to bully them but she is so thick she doesn't realise they cannot be i...