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by The Rushbury Pig
Thu Feb 09, 2017 7:49 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: please help piglet has died after being notified
Replies: 1
Views: 1163

Re: please help piglet has died after being notified

Hi Jenny, I did send a reply via email about this, I have just re-sent it again and copied in our secretary - have you received it? If not I need to look into that! Here is the response: If you go onto your personal section on your user on the website you can actually edit information about the litt...
by The Rushbury Pig
Wed Feb 08, 2017 8:05 pm
Forum: Pigs
Topic: kunekune companion wanted for my 5 year old gilt
Replies: 12
Views: 3473

Re: kunekune companion wanted for my 5 year old gilt

Hello there, I am really sorry to say that the same evening that I chatted to you another person was also looking for company for a pig who had lost their companion and they decided to have my two that evening. However, do you use FB? We have a new page for Sales, Advice and re-homing. This is the l...
by The Rushbury Pig
Mon Feb 06, 2017 6:07 pm
Forum: Pigs
Topic: kunekune companion wanted for my 5 year old gilt
Replies: 12
Views: 3473

Re: kunekune companion wanted for my 5 year old gilt

Young pigs could be transported in the back of a car in a dog crate if young enough and small enough. Some people will transport but will charge at least the cost of petrol/diesel and perhaps for their time. At the moment I don't think I would have time to travel down to you with these little guys b...
by The Rushbury Pig
Mon Feb 06, 2017 6:04 pm
Forum: Pigs
Topic: kunekune companion wanted for my 5 year old gilt
Replies: 12
Views: 3473

Re: kunekune companion wanted for my 5 year old gilt

Hi there,

You need to go for younger pigs, ideally as young as possible as these won't fight so much when introduced. A castrate a a gilt make a good combination as girls can sometimes be very hormonal! Not all though.
by The Rushbury Pig
Mon Feb 06, 2017 5:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: KuneKune lonely looking for a pal
Replies: 1
Views: 3865

Re: KuneKune lonely looking for a pal

Hello there, I have a pair of registered castrates (brothers) looking for a home, free of charge. They each have a little story to tell - they are both very healthy! I can split them as I have other pigs. They are around 4 months old and were partially hand reared as mum had mastitis so VERY tame. I...
by The Rushbury Pig
Mon Feb 06, 2017 5:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lonely KK needs a mate!
Replies: 1
Views: 3779

Re: Lonely KK needs a mate!

Hello there, I have a pair of registered castrates (brothers) looking for a home, free of charge. They each have a little story to tell - they are both very healthy! I can split them as I have other pigs. They are around 4 months old and were partially hand reared as mum had mastitis so VERY tame. I...
by The Rushbury Pig
Mon Feb 06, 2017 5:18 pm
Forum: Pigs
Topic: kunekune companion wanted for my 5 year old gilt
Replies: 12
Views: 3473

Re: kunekune companion wanted for my 5 year old gilt

Hello there, I have a pair of registered castrates looking for a home, free of charge. They each have a little story to tell - they are both very healthy! I could split them as I have other pigs. They are around 4 months old and were partially hand reared as mum had mastitis so VERY tame. There is a...
by The Rushbury Pig
Thu Jan 19, 2017 1:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: nurturing countryside home available for 2 tame Kunekune
Replies: 1
Views: 4212

Re: nurturing countryside home available for 2 tame Kunekune

Hi there Aileen, I would recommend you put this on the 'Pigs' Section of the BKKPS forum as that is where we direct everyone who is hoping to re-home their pigs :)

You are offering a perfect home for some lucky pigs out there :)
by The Rushbury Pig
Thu Jan 19, 2017 1:29 pm
Forum: Feeding
Topic: why no meat/eggs?
Replies: 2
Views: 1644

Re: why no meat/eggs?

A recently published press release from the APHA on this matter:

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/apha ... sease-risk
by The Rushbury Pig
Mon Jan 16, 2017 4:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Feeding pigs
Replies: 2
Views: 4521

Re: Feeding pigs

I have never seen this problem before, nor heard of it from other people. I would advise you to contact your vet and ask them. Many of us are familiar with slow eaters but this is more unusual because of the regurgitation. Please let us know what your vet says at it maybe helpful to others in the fu...
by The Rushbury Pig
Mon Jan 02, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: Feeding
Topic: why no meat/eggs?
Replies: 2
Views: 1644

Re: why no meat/eggs?

I should add that it is not just meat products that it is illegal to feed but also any products that have been in a catering premises, including a domestic kitchen, even if you are vegetarian. If you stored your pig feed in a kitchen it would render it illegal. Vegetable peelings from a kitchen are ...
by The Rushbury Pig
Mon Jan 02, 2017 2:41 pm
Forum: Feeding
Topic: why no meat/eggs?
Replies: 2
Views: 1644

Re: why no meat/eggs?

You've raised a really important point here in the UK that many maybe unaware of. I think you maybe in the US (hogs suggest it?!) People should not feed meat and animal products, because it is illegal. The foot and mouth outbreak was started via pigs being fed contaminated products from kitchen wast...
by The Rushbury Pig
Thu Dec 01, 2016 5:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Introducing a kk piglet to a dog
Replies: 1
Views: 4230

Re: Introducing a kk piglet to a dog

Hello there, It is a tricky one because piglets can be quite forward OR very nervous!! If they rush in it can startle a dog and they can react in a negative way. A piglet/pig can fight back if challenged by a dog so be ready for this to happen as you will have to step in promptly to ensure there is ...
by The Rushbury Pig
Fri Nov 04, 2016 5:09 pm
Forum: General Trading Post
Topic: kunekune pigs in Spain / South of France?
Replies: 6
Views: 3901

Re: kunekune pigs in Spain / South of France?

Hello there, Sam Jones here (Chair and registrar and The Rushbury Pig :D ) We had a change of secretary a while ago so I am wondering if you didn't get a reply to your email regarding the breeder in France and your email address. I will look up the member and send your email address to them - what e...
by The Rushbury Pig
Sun Sep 04, 2016 4:46 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Dry Skin
Replies: 2
Views: 1696

Re: Dry Skin

Hi there, Kunekune living outdoors and wallowing may well have some flaky skin and brushing sometimes makes this more noticeable (not that there is a problem with brushing of course!). As long as they don't have mange, mites or lice or any other obvious skin problem including cracked skin then you d...