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by redgeorge
Mon Jun 07, 2010 12:20 am
Forum: Health
Topic: The Elderly Pig
Replies: 2
Views: 2824

She has reached a good age so you are doing plenty right!
You know her better than anyone so go with your gut instinct I would say - and yes I would agree with you more than likely the on set of old age.
by redgeorge
Mon May 31, 2010 12:20 am
Forum: Pigs
Topic: 2yr old sow for re-homing (NOT for breeding)
Replies: 3
Views: 3303

Thats great news congratulations :)
by redgeorge
Tue Apr 27, 2010 12:44 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Loosing teeth
Replies: 9
Views: 5568

The only teeth problems I have had has been with one of my castrated boars, his tusks grew very long and were rubbing on the outside of his cheeks and caused an infection so I had to have them trimmed down. Other than that there teeth all seem in good order and my KKs are 4 yrs old now.
by redgeorge
Mon Mar 15, 2010 10:37 pm
Forum: General Trading Post
Topic: Hybrid Chicks Shropshire
Replies: 0
Views: 3576

Hybrid Chicks Shropshire

I have started hatching again and have for sale a variety of chicks; cream leg bar, black rock, appenzeller, maran crosses. All ?5 each
by redgeorge
Mon Jan 04, 2010 10:42 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: teeth grinding.
Replies: 3
Views: 3258

I dont know why they would be grinding their teeth, I have not experienced this before, are they male or female? the males grow long tusks which can occasionally stick into their gums and cause irritation, but yours are a bit yougn for this yet. Have you been in touch with the breeder to tell them a...
by redgeorge
Wed Dec 30, 2009 11:32 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: scabby, sticky eyes - help!!
Replies: 4
Views: 5960

My get the occasional bit of eye gunk but not mush and are happy for me to remove it. If there is quite a lot it might be painful for them to pull it off so use a warm damp sponge to wipe them. if you think they have an eye infection you could use some optrex drop4s for infected eyes or brolene, I u...
by redgeorge
Thu Dec 24, 2009 12:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: HAPPY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!
Replies: 2
Views: 2300

merry Christmas and happy new year :D
by redgeorge
Sun Dec 06, 2009 9:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ear tagging
Replies: 3
Views: 2785

As above, I don't tag mine either
by redgeorge
Mon Nov 16, 2009 12:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Glorious mud?
Replies: 27
Views: 15419

:lol: greeat photo !! no mistaking that he is guilty! Sorry to hear about your land Bev, I really don't know of a solution, I am very lucky because mine never root. However I do have a veretable patch and i open it up to them at this time of the year and they root that up, I suppose they are digging...
by redgeorge
Tue Nov 10, 2009 10:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Glorious mud?
Replies: 27
Views: 15419

I'm in north shropshire too Polly and I never have any problems whatsoever the gorund stays the same all year round, no rooting, no mud, no problems at all, guess we are the lucky ones :wink:
by redgeorge
Tue Nov 10, 2009 10:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Three questions from a beginner
Replies: 8
Views: 5415

PS: I also wanted to add - if you do keep them with your chickens, never let them get a taste for eggs!
by redgeorge
Tue Nov 10, 2009 10:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Three questions from a beginner
Replies: 8
Views: 5415

I agree with everything that has been said above. I have 5 KKs 3 sows, 1 boar and 1 castrated boar, they never root, my soil is very well drained though, they all get along great together, they also get on fine with my 40 chickens. In fact in winter when there is snow on the ground my chickens jump ...
by redgeorge
Wed Nov 04, 2009 9:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Micro pigs.
Replies: 7
Views: 9208

We were posting at the same time then Darell - yes very valid point a labrador is some size, I also think the photos of the piglets have been very cleverly taken to make them look cute and appealing - the reason why so many dogs homes are full to the brim with adult dogs, they don't stay that cute f...
by redgeorge
Wed Nov 04, 2009 9:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Micro pigs.
Replies: 7
Views: 9208

All I can say is poor pigs, bred to be victims of fashion and will be cast aside with the rubics cubes and cabbage patch dolls when the next trend comes along. I too doubt that they will stay small wendy, I have searched the internet and Im yet to find a photo of an adult micro pig, I can imagine fo...
by redgeorge
Sun Oct 04, 2009 11:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hard skin/ callouses
Replies: 4
Views: 2877

My boar 'welly' who is 3 yrs old is soild! his shoulders are massive and he is pure muscle! Its hard to say without seeing photos, but I would say your boy is maturing nicely. All I would say is to make sure that he has plenty of bedding, with them being such heavy animals they need plenty of cushio...