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by The Rushbury Pig
Thu Jun 29, 2017 2:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Grass Consumption
Replies: 1
Views: 288

Re: Grass Consumption

Hello there, A couple of Kunekune pigs are very effective lawn mowers :D However, it is important to note that not all Kunekune will not dig on certain ground. You may find you have some and they never even scuff the surface. This is often to do with your land although there are certain Kunekune, ti...
by The Rushbury Pig
Thu Jun 29, 2017 2:12 pm
Forum: Pigs
Topic: Bereaved female kunekune looking for a new companion
Replies: 1
Views: 247

Re: Bereaved female kunekune looking for a new companion

Hi there, Sorry to hear about your loss. I have helped a number of people in the same situation, if you find a young pig as a companion that works best. A young pig is no challenge to an older pig and so will be submissive and not fight. They will settle down and be best friends after a few days of ...
by The Rushbury Pig
Thu Jun 29, 2017 1:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pig compatibility problem
Replies: 1
Views: 260

Re: Pig compatibility problem

Hello there, Pumba is behaving as many pigs in the same situation would so he is not unusual. He simply does not 'speak' pug :lol: He will interpret some dog behaviour as potentially aggressive and vice versa this may well be made worse by being in a house setting but I cannot be sure. unfortunately...
by The Rushbury Pig
Wed May 10, 2017 12:30 pm
Forum: Meat
Topic: Are they ready
Replies: 1
Views: 412

Re: Are they ready

Hi there, With Kunekune it is very difficult to gauge a weight for slaughter as they can vary so much in type, size and body fat. Have you a condition score for them - in other words are that not overly fat!! :lol: I used to take my Berkshires at about 45kg to 55kg so they would fit into that range ...
by The Rushbury Pig
Wed May 10, 2017 12:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dry skin treatment
Replies: 1
Views: 473

Re: Dry skin treatment

Hi Jennie, You seem to have identified all the issues and treated accordingly and your piggies sound like they live a wonderful life. Kunekune around the age yours are do often go through a seasonal loss of hair or just randomly develop bald patches too so you may see this happen again with no obvio...
by The Rushbury Pig
Fri Mar 17, 2017 10:25 am
Forum: Health
Topic: feed a recovering piglet
Replies: 6
Views: 341

Re: feed a recovering piglet

WOW! You have been busy!

I will pass this link onto our Newsletter editor who may want to include this in the next Newsletter.

Thank you for keeping us updated :)
by The Rushbury Pig
Thu Mar 16, 2017 9:36 am
Forum: Pigs
Topic: 4 year old kunekune's need re-homing
Replies: 6
Views: 360

Re: 4 year old kunekune's need re-homing

Hi there,

I can provide a trailer for you to use if you can find a vehicle with a tow bar.

I may be able to help transport but that would potentially be trickier but not impossible.
by The Rushbury Pig
Fri Mar 10, 2017 10:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pig wanted for West Midlands Primary school
Replies: 3
Views: 639

Re: Pig wanted for West Midlands Primary school

Hello there! How wonderful! A word of advice, you will find that people will only sell their pigs in pairs as pigs are herd animals and really need the company of another pig. I live in Shropshire, we also have a Regional Rep, called Jan Glover, living not to far away. Between us we should be able t...
by The Rushbury Pig
Fri Mar 03, 2017 10:36 am
Forum: Health
Topic: feed a recovering piglet
Replies: 6
Views: 341

Re: feed a recovering piglet

Thank you for that update - very good news indeed :D

Please keep us posted on his progress. This post will be very helpful to others who might find themselves in the same situation :)
by The Rushbury Pig
Tue Feb 28, 2017 1:21 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: feed a recovering piglet
Replies: 6
Views: 341

Re: feed a recovering piglet

Hello there, So sorry to hear what you are going through. My recommendation would be to go back directly to your vet for advice on what to give to this piglet. You need to be 100% sure that whatever you do is not going to create problems. In the meantime warm water orally is vital to keep the piglet...
by The Rushbury Pig
Tue Feb 21, 2017 3:10 pm
Forum: Feeding
Topic: Feeding hay
Replies: 3
Views: 400

Re: Feeding hay

Hi there, My pigs are now eating vast quantities of hay. I leave it on by putting a bale in their bedroom and, when they are ready, they start tucking in :D With respect to feeding a mixed group then when the ground is dry it is good to scatter their feed widely as this allows feeding at different r...
by The Rushbury Pig
Tue Feb 21, 2017 3:04 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: What should we do with a "widowed" elderly pig?
Replies: 1
Views: 140

Re: What should we do with a "widowed" elderly pig?

A very difficult situation for you. It is difficult to know if she will struggle on her but I suspect she will miss her sister a lot. However I can't be sure, every pig is different and some cope better thank others. If you do not wish to have the other pig put down than I would recommend you try ge...
by The Rushbury Pig
Mon Feb 13, 2017 9:06 am
Forum: Pigs
Topic: kunekune companion wanted for my 5 year old gilt
Replies: 12
Views: 614

Re: kunekune companion wanted for my 5 year old gilt

The posts have my name associated with them - Sam Jones :)
by The Rushbury Pig
Mon Feb 13, 2017 9:04 am
Forum: Pigs
Topic: kunekune companion wanted for my 5 year old gilt
Replies: 12
Views: 614

Re: kunekune companion wanted for my 5 year old gilt

Hi there,

The photos are on the FB page:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1812369 ... 3385391442

The post is for a boar and 2 gilts :)

Come back to me on samjonesbkkps@aol.com if you can't find it.
by The Rushbury Pig
Thu Feb 09, 2017 7:49 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: please help piglet has died after being notified
Replies: 1
Views: 226

Re: please help piglet has died after being notified

Hi Jenny, I did send a reply via email about this, I have just re-sent it again and copied in our secretary - have you received it? If not I need to look into that! Here is the response: If you go onto your personal section on your user on the website you can actually edit information about the litt...