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by ambriel
Mon Feb 14, 2011 10:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: new owner (hopefully!)
Replies: 15
Views: 6814

Amey, we got our first Kunes at the beginning of January and they're delightful. We have three castrated males: Hagrid, Hamish and Hector. They're very friendly, love being cuddled and fussed, and are full of fun. They're also very naughty - nosing through your pockets and trying to find ways to get...
by ambriel
Thu Jan 27, 2011 12:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Microchipping
Replies: 3
Views: 2138

Thanks, both, for the replies.

I'll have a chat with our vet when she visits next.
by ambriel
Mon Jan 17, 2011 8:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Microchipping
Replies: 3
Views: 2138

Microchipping

I was just wondering whether anyone has had their pigs micro-chipped by a vet?
by ambriel
Wed Jan 12, 2011 7:05 pm
Forum: Breeding
Topic: Winter feeding
Replies: 4
Views: 3567

We've only had our pigs a few days but already I've noticed they do seem to enjoy their daytime naps.

Of course if they hear one of us moving around then they'll be out of their ark in a trice, and nuzzling for a treat.
by ambriel
Wed Jan 12, 2011 6:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Kunes and the Scottish climate
Replies: 6
Views: 4066

Thanks folks, our three little pigs arrived on Sunday and so far haven't appeared to have had any problems. They've never lived outdoors before so are finding our half acre of garden quite an adventure. We're clear of snow at the moment though so it'll be interesting to see how they react when we ge...
by ambriel
Mon Jan 10, 2011 11:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Our New Arrivals
Replies: 3
Views: 2039

Thanks folks, they're a lot of fun. Each seems to have a very distinct personality and they're very curious about our hens and our Westie. I'm keeping them penned in a 45x20ft enclosure for a few days while they get acclimatised, after which they'll have the run of our half -acre garden. Webcam will...
by ambriel
Sun Jan 09, 2011 6:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Our New Arrivals
Replies: 3
Views: 2039

Our New Arrivals

Our first three kunekune piglets arrived today: Hagrid, Hamish and Hector.

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Very cute and very friendly.
by ambriel
Sun Jan 09, 2011 6:08 pm
Forum: Meetings
Topic: kunekune keepers in Scotland ?
Replies: 8
Views: 5865

Thanks Karen, three piggies landed and getting used to their new home. They're very friendly and really cute. Photos elsewhere.
by ambriel
Sun Jan 09, 2011 8:19 am
Forum: Meetings
Topic: kunekune keepers in Scotland ?
Replies: 8
Views: 5865

Hello Karen, We're way up in the frozen north, a handful of miles south of Cape Wrath. Our first Kunes are due to arrive today - 3 little boys. If all goes well we'd like to add an occasional Tamworth to raise up for meat. The Kunes, of course, are for keeps. We've also a small flock of hens who are...
by ambriel
Mon Jan 03, 2011 4:28 pm
Forum: Showing
Topic: Showing Advice Please!!!
Replies: 12
Views: 5958

Hmmm useful information. As luck would have it I'll be helping organise the gala so will look into whether we can get a license.
by ambriel
Mon Jan 03, 2011 4:24 pm
Forum: Feeding
Topic: Feeding pigs fish
Replies: 2
Views: 2756

Thanks, I'll ask them.

I'll use the hay till my straw order arrives, then switch I think.

Cheers
Gary
by ambriel
Sun Jan 02, 2011 10:28 pm
Forum: Feeding
Topic: Feeding pigs fish
Replies: 2
Views: 2756

Feeding pigs fish

We live in a small fishing port and have an abundant supply of freshly landed fish. I was wondering if there is any reason why we couldn't feed kunekunes some fish, from time to time - not as a staple diet? Also, is there any reason why we shouldn't use hay instead of straw for bedding? (We also kee...
by ambriel
Sun Jan 02, 2011 12:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fencing for kunekunes
Replies: 2
Views: 1780

Ah well, I went for 6" stock fencing in the end, with the bottom couple of rows split horizontally, so 3" high. For anyone else up here in the frozen north, I bought from HIS in Inverness who have an excellent range of fencing materials and are a fraction of the price of B&Q. Should keep the little ...
by ambriel
Sun Jan 02, 2011 12:20 am
Forum: Showing
Topic: Showing Advice Please!!!
Replies: 12
Views: 5958

Thanks Wendy, I'll check with the powers that be and add their response to this thread - probably useful to others.

Scotland is a bit different - you can't get a walking permit here, I believe.
by ambriel
Sat Jan 01, 2011 9:13 pm
Forum: Showing
Topic: Showing Advice Please!!!
Replies: 12
Views: 5958

Does it have to be an official agricultural show or can it be any show, like our annual village gala, for an ordinary movement order to be sufficient?

We're in Scotland, btw.