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by simon
Sun Nov 03, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Chicken Killing
Replies: 2
Views: 1035

Re: Chicken Killing

I have kept kunes and chickens together for years, and have seen plenty of other people doing it as well. I have never heard of a kune killing a chicken before.
by simon
Sun Nov 03, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Let's talk about dung!
Replies: 1
Views: 502

Re: Let's talk about dung!

I would leave a little pile in a specific spot and try to train them to go in the same place. But most of it should end up on the roses.
by simon
Wed Oct 23, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Nervous newbie
Replies: 5
Views: 615

Re: Nervous newbie

Hi and welcome to the group ! Kunes prefer shorter grass, so keep it trimmed. Though it is coming winter now so there won't be much goodness left in the grass and they probably won't be that interested until spring. Depending on the weather and your land you might want to restrict them to a smaller ...
by simon
Mon Sep 02, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Feeding
Topic: Don’t feed citrus fruits? Parsnips?
Replies: 1
Views: 524

Re: Don’t feed citrus fruits? Parsnips?

Raw spuds should be boiled. Too much fruit (sugar) or too much salty food can cause problems. Acorns are good if you have them, but I imagine they can get get fat if you have a lot. I find they don't eat mushrooms. I can't see any reason why, maybe deep rooted instinct. Milk is also classed as kitch...
by simon
Wed Aug 07, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Obtaining copies of Pedigrees
Replies: 1
Views: 1963

Re: Obtaining copies of Pedigrees

If you send the eartag details, colour and gender and any information your have to the registrar they will be able to confirm the pedigree and potentially re-issue a pedigree certificate.

registrar@britishkunekunesociety.org.uk
by simon
Sun Jul 28, 2019 11:49 pm
Forum: Feeding
Topic: Keeping kunes cool during heatwave
Replies: 1
Views: 694

Re: Keeping kunes cool during heatwave

A mud wallow is the best thing for them. They roll around in the muddy water and it helps to cool and protect their skin from the sun.
by simon
Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: How to Feed Old Pig
Replies: 1
Views: 528

Re: How to Feed Old Pig

Hi it sounds like he has a great diet already. You could try a pig nut with a higher percentage protein - that might help him put on a bit more weight. Feed him these first so that he eats more before filling up on carrots. But I would also inject for worms and parasites - one of the causes of weigh...
by simon
Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: Breeding
Topic: How do I generate a herd prefix
Replies: 1
Views: 1321

Re: How do I generate a herd prefix

Hi you do not need a BKKPS herdprefix in order to transfer the ownership - just contact the registrar. Pedigree pigs are named with the herd they were born in and this does not change throughout their life even if they go to live in another herd. You only need a herdprefix if you breed - in order to...
by simon
Mon May 20, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Advice for wannabe kunekune owner
Replies: 1
Views: 2400

Re: Advice for wannabe kunekune owner

1. Am I best to have 2 kunekunes or will 1 be happy living with everything else? They are herd animals so are always happier with 2 (or more). You shouldn't really keep one on its own. 2. Am I right in thinking that an 8' x 4' arc is sufficient? A 6'x3' is enough for 2 fully grown kunes. When they a...
by simon
Thu May 09, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Incidence of "gold tipped" coat color
Replies: 1
Views: 2350

Re: Incidence of "gold tipped" coat color

The BKKPS has published all this sort of information in the annual Year Book. Copies are online . There have been 6 gold tip registrations in the year to 9 May 2019. Over time there has been differences in the number of gold tip registrations between different bloodlines - but I wouldn't say there i...
by simon
Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tag Numbers
Replies: 3
Views: 2649

Re: Tag Numbers

Just email the ear tag numbers to the registrar and they will be able to look them up on the database.

There is also an article on kunekune ear tags that you might want to read.
by simon
Sat Mar 09, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Advice on paddock management
Replies: 2
Views: 2740

Re: Advice on paddock management

Hi, there has been plenty of discussion on this forum - if you just search for rooting . At this time of year there will be no nutrition left in the grass. If they get hungry they will dig down for whatever they can find. Confine them to a smaller 'sacrifice' area until spring comes. When the ground...
by simon
Wed Feb 27, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: Breeding
Topic: Breeding
Replies: 1
Views: 655

Re: Breeding

You can visit the BKKPS Boars at Stud page.

Contact your regional rep.

Or chat on facebook.
by simon
Sun Feb 03, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Adopting rescued kunes
Replies: 1
Views: 2649

Re: Adopting rescued kunes

Hi, I would suggest buying a pig book or two. They will give indepth detail to all your questions, and the answers to a few questions you didn't know to ask. The first thing you need to do is comply with the law on keeping pigs. But its not hard, so don't worry. 1) Get a CPH number if you don't have...
by simon
Sun Jan 27, 2019 11:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Over-weight kunekunes
Replies: 8
Views: 3663

Re: Over-weight kunekunes

Glad to hear things are going well.

Theres a 4ft covered hay rack you could use to keep the hay in.