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    Picture Of The Week (POW) Information & Submissions

    Maeja is the last of my sows left to farrow so she spends most of her days resting under the trees.
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    Foot laceration in potbelly pig

    Keep it clean and dry, maybe even blue kote it. Pigs heal exceptionally fast. Had a gilt with a chunk taken out of the back of her ear, it was horrible. You could see the structure of her ear that’s how deep it was. There was nothing a vet could have done tho as the remaining skin was hardly...
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    Ewe lamb seems off

    You know that’s really interesting, I never thought of that. She never did get over it though and was always healthy but off until she died randomly in summer of 2019. No signs just dead one morning.
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    Picture Of The Week (POW) Information & Submissions

    Allspice continues to warm my heart
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    Luvmypets Journal: Changes

    Winter farrowing did not go well and between five sows I have nine babies. Lots of adjustments need to be made for next farrowing season. Main issue was having mixed age groups all together. And while I lost a lot of babies I think its for the best considering how rough this winter has been. I...
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    Picture Of The Week (POW) Information & Submissions

    Aw man I have a really good one from today!
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    Picture Of The Week (POW) Information & Submissions

    One of my gilts from July being a cuddlebug. Her name is Butter.
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    Luvmypets Journal: Changes

    We had a pretty crazy snow storm sun-mon. I believe we got 20 inches which is a lot of snow for Jersey! I worked all weekend and we were plowed in until today so I didn’t get to see my piggies for four days. I was getting so restless worrying about my girls. Thankfully none of the sows farrowed...
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    Boar gone berserk!

    That’s scary, I’ve never heard of anything like that. Boar’s can stay on top of the sow for quite some time during mating and I’ve seen it where a sow starts to get pretty tired with him being up there for so long. Boar’s get super hormonal when mating and can be very unpredictable. If I see my...
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    Any tips on how to tell if your pig is pregnant?

    How long were they in with their boar? In my experience he will stop actively chasing them, and trying to mount. He may still flirt a bit(nudging their bellies, talking to them etc) but he won't be pursuing them. The girls also won’t come back into heat and will start to get round after a few...
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    Duck Nest in the Pig Shed

    Don’t keep them with poultry, it isn’t worth the heartbreak. Maybe kunes are different but my hogs have had several occassions where some hens wandered into the pen but they never made it out. Pigs are weird in the sense that everything can seem fine until one day you realize a few birds are...
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    Luvmypets Journal: Changes

    Wanted to update things, so here goes. Red farrowed with our first litter at the new place with seven large piglets. However 4/7 piglets disappeared without a trace over the span of a few weeks, so we still have some things to work out in regards to farrowing areas. My guess is that something...
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    Picture Of The Week (POW) Information & Submissions

    Baby Allspice nestled between his Mama Red and the heavily pregnant Lucy. You can see one of his siblings hiding behind him.
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    Luvmypets Journal: Changes

    Probably not. There are way too many predators present. Im curious to see how the sows will do, they are all getting pretty round so it will probably be christmas piglets again.
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    Small sheep herd and one alpaca free to good home

    I actually found them an amazing home in NC and they left a week ago. Their new owners are everything I could have asked for and they send me lots of pictures :D