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by CarolineB
Sun Jun 05, 2011 6:04 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: How do you give Injections?
Replies: 9
Views: 6439

That's fab. Thanks Wendy.
by CarolineB
Sun Jun 05, 2011 4:58 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: How do you give Injections?
Replies: 9
Views: 6439

Hi - Does anyone have a new link for Homefield Farm Services? They don't seem to exist anymore. Or is there anywhere else I can get Ivermectin and a dosing gun?
by CarolineB
Wed Jul 28, 2010 10:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Castration experience
Replies: 7
Views: 2392

we had a boy with a scrotal hernia. One of our two vets said to leave him, but don't leave it too late to go for meat, the other said operate, he's seen them explode before... We left ours, it looked horrendous at times, but as he got older, it looked less bad. It's like it got big, but then he grew...
by CarolineB
Wed Jul 28, 2010 10:36 pm
Forum: Meat
Topic: What do other breeders think?
Replies: 9
Views: 5554

Hi Di We had 15 or so piglets, we sold about 8 and the rest went into our freezer and other freezers in the area. I know it's not for everyone but I know those piggies had a very happy life which was ended in the nicest way we can do legally - local family run abbatoir. Meat-wise this batch was way ...
by CarolineB
Sun Sep 20, 2009 8:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Digging - cockchafers...
Replies: 1
Views: 1606

Digging - cockchafers...

further to our previosu threads on digging (and I'm in Cumbria, one of the "digging" locations), we have a new theory on why our KKs dig. Our KKs have started again (the weaners - our 2yo sow isnt' interested as it's too much effort to dig) - and they started at exactly the same time as the badgers ...
by CarolineB
Mon Aug 31, 2009 10:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT - How to keep sheep? Book Advice Wanted
Replies: 3
Views: 1953

great - thanks Simon!
by CarolineB
Sun Aug 30, 2009 8:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT - How to keep sheep? Book Advice Wanted
Replies: 3
Views: 1953

OT - How to keep sheep? Book Advice Wanted

Sorry, this is a bit Off Topic, but if there was anyone I knew who could help, it's you lot! Today, we've exapnded our little family - started with pigs, moved onto a small person, now onto sheep - by buying 3 sweet Ryleland lambs. Have basic feeding and keeping advice, but I was wondering if any of...
by CarolineB
Mon Jun 29, 2009 9:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ear Tags
Replies: 7
Views: 3434

Ah... I see, no-one puts them in! lol. We have metal tags for "meating"them as Wendy puts it :) so I guess we'll prob do without too!

Cheers.
by CarolineB
Sun Jun 28, 2009 8:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ear Tags
Replies: 7
Views: 3434

Thanks Wendy - I emailed David and he said about registering with the new owners so that's what we've done. However, we are plannign on keeping one or two of our gilts so will register them ourselves eventually and need to put the ear tags in ourselves - what sort of applicator do they need? I need ...
by CarolineB
Tue Jun 23, 2009 10:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ear Tags
Replies: 7
Views: 3434

Ear Tags

Hi, we're just registering some of our gilts and so we'll be getting the little green eartags from David.

What sort of applicator pliers do you need for them?

Cheers
by CarolineB
Mon Jun 08, 2009 10:30 pm
Forum: Litters
Topic: New Litter
Replies: 7
Views: 3462

I have a couple of darker ginger gilts available - all ginger and a couple with plack speckles/spots. 3 of 4 have piri.
www.whineraykunekune.co.uk
They're 4 & 6 weeks old at present.
by CarolineB
Sun May 31, 2009 11:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Digging
Replies: 11
Views: 3943

I think grass & space helps but isn't a cure. One of gilts was dreadful - we had 5 weaners, then just 2 sows on 2 acres. She's stopped doing it now, but until she was about one she would churn up so much groudn in very little time. But our other sow - never interested. So I'd say it's soil, pig, spa...
by CarolineB
Fri May 29, 2009 8:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Official Colours - gold tip?
Replies: 4
Views: 2253

tbh I thought that it was a wild boar trait. not fancy gold tip then eh? :D
by CarolineB
Wed May 27, 2009 10:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Digging
Replies: 11
Views: 3943

i was told that they go through their naughty teenage months - where they dig and generally be naughty. Ours did within their first year but didn't really bother in their 2nd. I think some are more prone than others - we have one who basically taught the others! Whereas our other sow has never been ...
by CarolineB
Tue May 26, 2009 11:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Official Colours - gold tip?
Replies: 4
Views: 2253

Official Colours - gold tip?

I've just read in Petra's thread on her litter, that she has some "brown and white" piglets but is baffled as that doesn't fall under the official colours. We have a couple too. It's definitely brown and white - the other patchy ones we have being definitely black and white. It's only once they star...