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by biddydog
Sat Sep 14, 2013 2:59 pm
Forum: Feeding
Topic: Runner bean glut
Replies: 3
Views: 3879

Runner bean glut

We have a runner bean glut. Are they Ok for KKS?
by biddydog
Sat Aug 10, 2013 2:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Grazon 90 weedkiller
Replies: 2
Views: 2199

Re: Grazon 90 weedkiller

Thanks so much for that. It is very reassuring, practical and real world advice!!
by biddydog
Fri Aug 09, 2013 3:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Grazon 90 weedkiller
Replies: 2
Views: 2199

Grazon 90 weedkiller

Does anyone use Grazon 90 to kill perennial weeds in their pigs' field? We don't use chemicals at present but feel a one off blast may reap longterm rewards (cop out maybe) Any thoughts? We will move the pigs for 7 days as directed by the manufacturer. :roll:
by biddydog
Thu Jul 18, 2013 12:16 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Flies, insects and wallows
Replies: 3
Views: 2485

Re: Flies, insects and wallows

Interesting- a couple of questions too.
1. Why do you put apple cider vinegar in the pigs' water (heard of it for chickens and worms but not pigs?
how much vinegar do you put in?
Thanks
by biddydog
Tue Jul 16, 2013 8:32 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Flies, insects and wallows
Replies: 3
Views: 2485

Flies, insects and wallows

As the warm summer stays with us, flies are increasingly a problem in the pigs' wallow.Two questions:
Are there any biting insects that can cause problems for Kune's?
Is there anyway of safely reducing fly numbers around the wallow?
Thanks
by biddydog
Wed Jun 12, 2013 10:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pigs off colour
Replies: 8
Views: 3590

Re: Pigs off colour

If you find the piggie equivalent then I am sure we'd all want some!! Glad she's a bit brighter. :P
by biddydog
Wed Jun 12, 2013 8:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pigs off colour
Replies: 8
Views: 3590

Re: Pigs off colour

Hope she is Ok this morning!!
by biddydog
Sun Jun 09, 2013 5:55 pm
Forum: Pigs
Topic: Pig(s) needed for ITV Gameshow
Replies: 1
Views: 1321

Re: Pig(s) needed for ITV Gameshow

Sorry but this sounds utterly ridiculous- I hope nobody offers a pig for such a vacuous show.
by biddydog
Wed May 29, 2013 11:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Using weedkiller
Replies: 0
Views: 1734

Using weedkiller

This is our first summer with our two KKs on the land. They have a lovely, recently reclaimed orchard (unused and over grown for 30+years). Last summer, before the pigs arrived, we strimmed and hand weeded but this year we again have loads of cow parsley, thistles and comfrey plus lots of others. We...
by biddydog
Tue May 21, 2013 5:50 pm
Forum: Feeding
Topic: Grass cuttings
Replies: 4
Views: 4332

Re: Grass cuttings

Good tip- I'll try that too.Thanks 8)
by biddydog
Thu May 16, 2013 10:10 pm
Forum: Feeding
Topic: Spring and Summer feeding
Replies: 4
Views: 3771

Re: Spring and Summer feeding

Thanks Simon. As you suggest, I will have a go at reducing their feed gradually but not stop completely. I will keep an eye on them as they are currently so contented I don't really want to rock the boat.
by biddydog
Wed May 15, 2013 6:44 pm
Forum: Feeding
Topic: Spring and Summer feeding
Replies: 4
Views: 3771

Re: Spring and Summer feeding

Thanks Sarah. Yes I did mean Allen and Page. I'll have a think.
by biddydog
Wed May 15, 2013 3:53 pm
Forum: Feeding
Topic: Spring and Summer feeding
Replies: 4
Views: 3771

Spring and Summer feeding

My two KKs are now one year old- one gilt one castrate (stupidly bought the gilt before I realised I should have had two castrates instead but hey ho). Both fit, happy and healthy. They are on an acre of grass. Up until now, they have P &A nuts with horse carrots and other bits and bobs of veg. Now ...
by biddydog
Thu May 09, 2013 8:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Brushing KKs
Replies: 2
Views: 2177

Re: Brushing KKs

You are so right Wendy, they were in a trancelike state throughout!
by biddydog
Wed May 08, 2013 5:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Brushing KKs
Replies: 2
Views: 2177

Brushing KKs

My two pet KKs will never win a show but...
After a long winter I wondered whether a good brush would be beneficial. Does anyone have any thoughts on whether this is a good idea, and if so, how I could go about it? :wink: