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by Rowlands
Fri Oct 10, 2008 7:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ear biting
Replies: 1
Views: 1785

ear biting

I guess ear biting between piglets when playing/fighting is fairly normal. A neighbouring farmer told me I should trim their teeth but I wasn't aware that people do that in pet pigs?
by Rowlands
Wed Oct 08, 2008 1:14 pm
Forum: Breeding
Topic: constipation
Replies: 3
Views: 3661

constipation resolved

Thank you redgeorge.
The situation has resolved itself so I can now relax and enjoy the piglets!
by Rowlands
Tue Oct 07, 2008 9:01 am
Forum: Breeding
Topic: constipation
Replies: 3
Views: 3661

constipation

Sorry about all these questions but I'm new to all this and keen to get it right. Neither of my pigs seem to have poo'd since their deliveries 3 and 2 days ago respectively. How long should I leave it before being concerned? I have given them a few more windfall apples this morning in the hope of ge...
by Rowlands
Tue Oct 07, 2008 8:54 am
Forum: Breeding
Topic: Castrating Piglets
Replies: 18
Views: 18119

castration

Does the vet do it on site or in the surgery?
Is it a proceedure you can learn to do yourself??
by Rowlands
Mon Oct 06, 2008 5:28 pm
Forum: Breeding
Topic: aggressive sow- urgent advice
Replies: 4
Views: 4286

aggressive pig

On Wendy's advice I checked to make sure she had milk in her udders and she did in 3 out of the 4 I checked. I didn't want to prod her around too much! All is well at the moment and the piglets seem to be feeding although there seems to be a lot of swapping teats and moving up and down the line. Is ...
by Rowlands
Mon Oct 06, 2008 2:45 pm
Forum: Breeding
Topic: aggressive sow- urgent advice
Replies: 4
Views: 4286

aggressive sow- urgent advice

One of my KK girls who delivered her piglets yesterday has started to become aggressive towards them. I'm so worried that she will do them serious damage. I noticed one piglet had a small cut on his shoulder this morning but don't know whether it was his mum or a sibling to blame. Yesterday after a ...
by Rowlands
Mon Oct 06, 2008 10:46 am
Forum: Litters
Topic: more piglets for sale!
Replies: 2
Views: 2613

more piglets for sale!

I have two litters that were born over the weekend- 16 in total. They are black and white/black and cream/black spotty. SO cute. I plan to have the boys castrated in a couple of weeks- so let me know if anyone wants an intact boar. Andrew/Rebecca Gina lines.
We live in Cumbria just outside Penrith.
by Rowlands
Mon Sep 29, 2008 3:05 pm
Forum: Feeding
Topic: turnips
Replies: 3
Views: 5086

thistles

Thistles we can do- in great quantities! However my two were less than impressed. Perhaps its a very individual thing, or maybe they're not going to deliver for a few more days. Its 114 days since mating so I guess they're pretty close. Very exciting!!
by Rowlands
Sat Sep 27, 2008 7:21 pm
Forum: Feeding
Topic: turnips
Replies: 3
Views: 5086

turnips

My pigs wont eat turnips- are they being picky. just not hungry or is this common? My two gilts are due to have piglets in the next few days. As this is the first time for both of us I've brought them in from the field ( where there is masses of grass) and given each there own "sty". On Wendy's advi...
by Rowlands
Wed Jun 18, 2008 8:37 am
Forum: Feeding
Topic: feeding in pig gilts
Replies: 1
Views: 3795

feeding in pig gilts

My 12 month old gilts are hopefully now in pig (just). What should I be feeding in addition to grass and what changes should I make as the pregnancies progress? Most of the advice I have found relates to larger breeds of pigs.
by Rowlands
Wed Jun 11, 2008 9:38 pm
Forum: Breeding
Topic: best age to breed
Replies: 2
Views: 3862

feeding in pig gilts

Thanks- they've mated and are hopefully now "in pig". How should I feed them from now on? Do I need to restart their pig nuts straight away?
by Rowlands
Mon Jun 02, 2008 5:07 pm
Forum: Breeding
Topic: best age to breed
Replies: 2
Views: 3862

best age to breed

I have two gilts who are nearly 12 months old. Are they old enough to breed from?
by Rowlands
Tue Feb 19, 2008 6:19 pm
Forum: Meetings
Topic: KK owners in Wiltshire
Replies: 4
Views: 6885

meeting kk owners/membership of BKKPS

I am a relatively new kk owner in Cumbria and would be happy to meet up with other owners. Wendy, could you clarify when membership fees are payable. I joined the BKKS towards the end of 2007 and didn't expect to pay an additional fee so soon. However I have not, as yet, received the newsletter, whi...
by Rowlands
Fri Jan 04, 2008 6:10 pm
Forum: Feeding
Topic: "sheep lick"
Replies: 2
Views: 4930

"sheep lick"

Thanks Di

I checked with the agricultural supplier where the feed suppliment was bought. They said that as it contained no copper it would do the pigs no harm. :D
by Rowlands
Wed Jan 02, 2008 5:15 pm
Forum: Feeding
Topic: "sheep lick"
Replies: 2
Views: 4930

"sheep lick"

My two KKs share their field with a number of sheep.The owner of the sheep has recently placed a tub of sheep lick (molasses,vitamins etc ) in the field.Not surprisingly I've seen the pigs investigating the contents of the tub (on one occasion only),although I'm not sure whether they were eating muc...