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by Darrell
Fri Feb 19, 2010 5:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: KuneKune Life Expectancy
Replies: 5
Views: 7536

Hi Dave, sounds like piggy heaven. I have a thirteen year old rescue castrate who still gallops across five acres for his breakfast! Have you thought about taking any rescue kunes in? Its very rewarding seeing them happy and healthy in the fields with new friends.
by Darrell
Mon Feb 15, 2010 4:32 pm
Forum: Litters
Topic: New Litter in Kent
Replies: 1
Views: 2329

Hi Kim,
well done, their uncle Hoggie says Hi.
by Darrell
Thu Feb 04, 2010 5:44 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: hernia
Replies: 4
Views: 3373

Were the hernias at the umbilical cord or at the scrotum(inguinal)? found various research on the net;Quote. Of many congenital abnormalities, ruptures at the umbilicus or the inguinal canal are most common. They are considered to be developmental defects yet have a very low heritability. Umbilical ...
by Darrell
Sat Jan 30, 2010 5:32 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Chronic Mastitis... STILL!
Replies: 12
Views: 6470

Your not the only one with an escaping boar.We have a recue gilt who we believed was barren, she came into season and because we had very deep snow our little boar managed to climb over the stock fence and we found them in bed together :lol: Now waiting to see if she is pregnant.
by Darrell
Fri Jan 08, 2010 6:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cold weather care
Replies: 4
Views: 3500

Hardy kunekunes

I agree they are quite content even in the snow.Here are a couple of photos I took today. Come on everyone,lets see your snow pig pictures. http://i948.photobucket.com/albums/ad32 ... ow0003.jpg http://i948.photobucket.com/albums/ad32 ... y20006.jpg
by Darrell
Sat Nov 14, 2009 10:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Glorious mud?
Replies: 27
Views: 14707

The Colonel says 'ROOTING NO I DIDNT DO IT' what do you think?
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by Darrell
Tue Nov 10, 2009 10:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: An interesting pig tale!
Replies: 5
Views: 4153

We have a young gypsy cob,he lives with twenty kunekunes and he loves them.Hopefully in the future we will ride and drive him and I know he wont bolt if he sees a pig,in fact he would probably rush over to greet one!
by Darrell
Thu Nov 05, 2009 8:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Glorious mud?
Replies: 27
Views: 14707

We had a very dry summer here,the ground was like concrete, so still plenty of grass.But the last few days we have had heavy rain so my rescue boars have started rooting,the two of them have managed to ruin their one acre paddock in three days!
by Darrell
Wed Nov 04, 2009 9:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Micro pigs.
Replies: 7
Views: 8973

Note clipping states Micro pigs, which grow no bigger than a Labrador.
A labradors adult height is 24 inches (same as a kunekune!) Labradors adult weight is 75 pounds!
But does anyone read all the information,clever marketing eh!
by Darrell
Mon Oct 26, 2009 7:10 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Advice needed - 4 week old piglets have diarrhoea
Replies: 2
Views: 2772

Sounds like just a sudden change of diet problem.Were they o.k on sow breeder nuts with mum? I give mine half sow nuts half creep pellets from 2 weeks onwards.I would just give your original sow nuts for a few days and see what their tummies are like?
by Darrell
Tue Oct 20, 2009 9:59 pm
Forum: Pigs
Topic: East Sussex/Kent border Boar piglet for sale
Replies: 0
Views: 2082

East Sussex/Kent border Boar piglet for sale

Stunning Andrew Boar piglet for sale,could be paired with Unrelated Jenny gilt piglet.Excellent quality future breeding pair.East Sussex/Kent border.Viewing welcomed.


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by Darrell
Wed Sep 09, 2009 7:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Three questions from a beginner
Replies: 8
Views: 5165

Hi Mark, I would house them in the woods for the winter,Add a gate into an area of about half an acre of grass then let them use both from April onwards.They are less likely to dig up the grass in the summer when the ground is hard.I agree with Di,get a gilt and a castrate because they are so addict...
by Darrell
Mon Aug 31, 2009 10:17 am
Forum: Feeding
Topic: Fish Feed for pigs??!
Replies: 2
Views: 3579

We pay ?213 per ton for sow nuts from our local feed mill,pick up not delivered.
by Darrell
Tue Aug 25, 2009 9:15 am
Forum: Breeding
Topic: Caring for newborn piglets
Replies: 7
Views: 8560

I know what you mean with the waiting,my sow that farrowed last week didnt give birth till day 119. Sounds like yours are due very soon,have plenty of towels ready,you will use more than you thought cleaning all those piglets.