Any tips on how to tell if your pig is pregnant?

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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 months. Pigs have a very short gestation and I find most start showing around the two month(a little over halfway) mark.
 

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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 months. Pigs have a very short gestation and I find most start showing around the two month(a little over halfway) mark.
The boar has been with them for almost two months. We are letting them all live together until close to farrowing time and then separate him. I saw him mount Mera a few time and has since left her alone for the most part, she's gotten round so I think she's pregnant. Narie I have never see him mount her and she's not as round as Mera, but she does seem like she's getting rounder so I don't know. We'v had a really hard time telling if they are in heat or not.
 

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Black one is Mera, Golden one is Narie. Tried to get some photos but they decide it was to cold and went back to bed.
 

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I second tracking their heats. It's probably the best way to know within a few weeks if they're pregnant. Or get a pregtone. I am new to this too I've been observing our sows trying to tracking heats. I thought it would be helpful to take pictures of their vulvas every day over 21 days. Sounds weird but it would be a good way to see the difference.

Just this morning I saw our sow had whitish clear discharge and the boar was smelling her urine. She's recovering from erysipelas so I don't know if she'll be bred this time ( or ever). But at least I can track her heats now to know if she's not getting pregnant so we know whether to cull.
 
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