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by biddydog
Mon Nov 19, 2012 4:52 pm
Forum: General Trading Post
Topic: Mexican Hat feeder
Replies: 3
Views: 3942

Mexican Hat feeder

I know it is unlikely but does anyone have a Mexican Hat style pig feeder with section dividers intact for a reasonable price (upto £120).
It would be ideal for our two Kunes - Wilson and Dolly. He is a castrated male and pushes her our of the current trough.
by biddydog
Fri Nov 16, 2012 11:57 am
Forum: Health
Topic: jake re teeth
Replies: 14
Views: 6840

Re: jake re teeth

I've been waiting to hear how things were going with Jake (amazed he was in NZ for one thing). Great to see he enjoyed the smoothie and it reunited with his sty mates. You are right this site is amazingly useful and hosted by really caring, knowledgable and friendly pig keepers. Keep us informed abo...
by biddydog
Mon Nov 12, 2012 6:06 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: jake re teeth
Replies: 14
Views: 6840

Re: jake re teeth

Sorry no experience of this problem but good luck with the latest diagnosis. Poor old boy he sounds thoroughly miserable! It must be sore iof he can't even take his beloved banana :(
by biddydog
Sat Sep 08, 2012 10:07 am
Forum: Feeding
Topic: Raisins and dried fruit
Replies: 0
Views: 2767

Raisins and dried fruit

Can we feed Kunes dried fruit like raisins? It is a very easy alternative to fresh in winter. Two for one at local health shop prompted the query.
by biddydog
Sun Sep 02, 2012 8:23 pm
Forum: Feeding
Topic: Hot water on feed
Replies: 2
Views: 3032

Re: Hot water on feed

Thanks Simon. Yes they were both orphans so bottle fed. Life will be a lot easier now.
by biddydog
Sun Sep 02, 2012 2:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The 20th anniversary newsletter
Replies: 1
Views: 1617

The 20th anniversary newsletter

Thanks to all involved in the additional newsletter. I received it yesterday and unusually for me, I read it from cover to cover and found it hugely interesting. It is great to be part of such an active society.
Many thanks :lol:
by biddydog
Sun Sep 02, 2012 1:29 pm
Forum: Feeding
Topic: Hot water on feed
Replies: 2
Views: 3032

Hot water on feed

We have two 13 week old very healthy happy pigs (castrate and gilt). They eat Allen pot belly pig pellets which we are currently warming with hot water- advice from breeder when we collected them. It's now a bit of a pain as they are due to go into our orchard which is away from the greenhouse kettl...
by biddydog
Wed Aug 15, 2012 2:53 pm
Forum: Meetings
Topic: kunekunes in Derbyshire
Replies: 1
Views: 2770

kunekunes in Derbyshire

Anyone interested in starting a Derbyshire Kune group. I live near Bakewell and have two 11 week Kunes, one gilt and one castrated boar. They are gorgeous.
by biddydog
Tue Aug 07, 2012 6:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ear sucking- any advice?
Replies: 4
Views: 2865

Re: Ear sucking- any advice?

They are now 9 weeks old and she has stopped sucking the ear and Wilson's ear is intact. Thanks again
by biddydog
Tue Jul 17, 2012 8:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ear sucking- any advice?
Replies: 4
Views: 2865

Re: Ear sucking- any advice?

Many thanks Simon. Will do and hugely reassured.
by biddydog
Mon Jul 16, 2012 6:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ear sucking- any advice?
Replies: 4
Views: 2865

Ear sucking- any advice?

Hi All I picked up my two Kune piglets last Thursday. The small gilt (6 week old she has been bottle fed by the breeder after mum died 24 hours after the piglets were born) constantly sucks on the ear of her slightly larger brother- particularly at feeding time. She is so avid at suckling the ear th...
by biddydog
Tue Jul 10, 2012 8:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hello Everyone
Replies: 3
Views: 2055

Re: Hello Everyone

Hi Simon
I am am collecting my two gorgeous piglets (castrated boar and gilt) from a breeder in Derbyshire registered with the KK soc. mine will be pets and we pick them up on Thursday- can't wait!!!
by biddydog
Wed Jul 04, 2012 5:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hello Everyone
Replies: 3
Views: 2055

Re: Hello Everyone

Hi Simon
We are also in Derbyshire and pick up our first Kunes (one gilt and one castrated male) next Thursday aged 6 weeks. Our breeder is in Chinley Derbyshire so would be good for you I guess.
by biddydog
Wed Jul 04, 2012 11:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Please Help...!
Replies: 11
Views: 4971

Re: Please Help...!

I pick my first ever Kunes next Thurday and I found this thread really useful as an early warning about vaccinations etc. We are collecting a gilt and castrated male and we are keeping them in the garden for a couple of months as they are 6 weeks old and tiny (they lost Mum 24 hours after they were ...