1. BYH Official Poll: What are the things that you should consider before buying herds?
    CLICK HERE!
    (if you are logged in, this notice can be dismissed using the "x" to the top right of the notice)

    Dismiss Notice
  2. Guess the build... - Discussion thread.
    CLICK HERE!
    (if you are logged in, this notice can be dismissed using the "x" to the top right of the notice)

    Dismiss Notice
  3. Dismiss Notice
  4. BYH Picture of the Week (POW) - Submit your Pics Now !!
    Click HERE!
    (if you are logged in, this notice can be dismissed using the "x" to the top right of the notice)
    Dismiss Notice

4 babies born last night :)

Discussion in 'Birthing, Weaning, and Raising Young Pigs' started by HomesteaderLexi, Apr 16, 2018.

  1. Apr 16, 2018
    HomesteaderLexi

    HomesteaderLexi Ridin' The Range

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2018
    Messages:
    27
    Likes Received:
    22
    Trophy Points:
    56
    Location:
    Kentucky
    My potbelly sow (Pickles) had 4 beautiful babies last night, my husband and I went to check on her and she had one popped out, we stayed to assist her and make sure everything went well. About 30-40 minutes after the 4th piglet she passed the placenta. We dippied all the navels and helped them to nurse for a while, this morning everyone seems to be doing great! So on to my question, I have Iron for injections but I was wondering if putting a pan of dirt in the concrete floor farrowing pen would be better than the injection. If the injection is preferred, where should I give it?
     
  2. Apr 16, 2018
    Wehner Homestead

    Wehner Homestead Herd Master Golden Herd Member

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2017
    Messages:
    2,399
    Likes Received:
    4,586
    Trophy Points:
    313
    Location:
    S Indiana
    HomesteaderLexi and Latestarter like this.
  3. Apr 16, 2018
    Latestarter

    Latestarter Novice; "Practicing" Animal Husbandry Golden Herd Member

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2014
    Messages:
    9,688
    Likes Received:
    12,065
    Trophy Points:
    543
    Location:
    NE Texas
    Congrats on the babies! @Farmer Connie might have some guidance. Haven't seem @misfitmorgan in too long. Hope her and her herd are doing OK.
     
  4. Apr 16, 2018
    luvmypets

    luvmypets Herd Master

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2014
    Messages:
    2,479
    Likes Received:
    3,566
    Trophy Points:
    333
    Congrats on your first babies! You can put fresh soil in with them to root through. Just make sure its dirt that no other pigs have been in. We did inject one piglet but it was because she was the runt and very small.
     
    Last edited: Apr 16, 2018
  5. Apr 16, 2018
    RollingAcres

    RollingAcres True BYH Addict

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2017
    Messages:
    1,329
    Likes Received:
    3,149
    Trophy Points:
    283
    Location:
    Capital Region NY
  6. Apr 16, 2018
    Farmer Connie

    Farmer Connie True BYH Addict

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2017
    Messages:
    374
    Likes Received:
    570
    Trophy Points:
    203
    Location:
    North Central Florida
    congrates43.gif
    Our piglets are farrowed in soil conditions. We only supplement iron for runts if that even. When we do admin, it's oral drenched.
    If you let the sow eat the afterbirth, her milk will be a extra loaded source of iron as well.

    If there are any boars, now is the time to decide on plans to castrate or not.
    Exciting! Isn't it? Woot!
    smiley_emoticons_schweinegrippe.gif
     
  7. Apr 17, 2018
    HomesteaderLexi

    HomesteaderLexi Ridin' The Range

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2018
    Messages:
    27
    Likes Received:
    22
    Trophy Points:
    56
    Location:
    Kentucky
    Thank you all so much!! I'm going to put soil in an old plastic swimming pool, cut a side down on it and put it in there for them :) I didn't let mom eat the afterbirth but I will definately do that next time
     

    Attached Files:

  8. Apr 17, 2018
    Farmer Connie

    Farmer Connie True BYH Addict

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2017
    Messages:
    374
    Likes Received:
    570
    Trophy Points:
    203
    Location:
    North Central Florida
    super like
     
    Wehner Homestead likes this.