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LMP's 2019 Farrowing Thread: New babies from Lucy and Prissy

Discussion in 'Birthing, Weaning, and Raising Young Pigs' started by luvmypets, Jan 6, 2019.

  1. Jun 9, 2019
    luvmypets

    luvmypets Herd Master

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    So proud of this beautiful girl. She did it ! She isnt done yet so I will update fully when she is.
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  2. Jun 9, 2019
    frustratedearthmother

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    Yippeeeee! More babies - congrats!
     
  3. Jun 9, 2019
    Baymule

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    CntryBoy777

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  5. Jun 10, 2019
    luvmypets

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    Beautiful Callie finished with eight little ones, all boys except one. My brother had already taken care of the animals yesterday AM, giving me the opportunity to sleep in. I went over to the barn around noon and I immediatly knew Callie was up to something. I saw her laying down at the top of the pen where I had put some straw several days earlier, as I wanted to make sure she had materials to nest with. As I was trying to determine what she was up to, I swore I saw something gray moving in the straw. I ran up to where she was and I was greeted by eight new little ones. Callie was still in labor so I stayed with her. Eventually me and my mom had to make a run for pig food, so I let her be. On returning home I found she had passed a huge placenta, and was happily nursing her babes. Callie and her brood stayed in the upper field until it was dark, then I managed to move them into the barn. It was a pain in the ass but knowing her babes, which she worked so hard for are safe in the barn, lets me rest easy. Its amazing how gentle she is with them, its exactly what we look for in a sow!

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    This little guy is so tiny! That doesnt stop him tho !
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    Callie had a post labor cool down, I dont think she realizes how large she is.
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  6. Jun 10, 2019
    B&B Happy goats

    B&B Happy goats Herd Master Golden Herd Member

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    You get some of the best pictures captured, congradulatios on your new bundle of piggies :thumbsup
     
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    Baymule

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    Your baby pigs are so cute, all striped and silvery. Beautiful litter and what a great mom, Callie!

    I was going to town last week when I saw something moving on the side of the narrow county road up ahead. I slowed down. There in the creek bottom, in dense forest, was a litter of feral pigs. No mom around, probably just weaned and on their own, contentedly rooting around in the forest floor. They still had their stripes. I just watched them until they moved out of sight, which wasn't long in the thick underbrush. I thought about you and your striped babies.

    One morning we saw a litter of pigs in a field that had definite Hampshire markings. Someone's Hampshire must've gotten loose and mingled with the feral hogs.

    Feral hogs are a problem here, it's open season on them, shoot anytime as many as you can. Some people harvest their family meat on feral hogs. Why not? it's free and tastes better than the tasteless "other white meat" sold in stores.
     
  8. Jun 10, 2019
    Bruce

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    Another POW entry!
     
  9. Jun 15, 2019
    luvmypets

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    I got a new phone, schools out, and a beautiful morning. You all know what that means ;)

    I let Lucy, her girls as well as Prissy, her brood and Calli out into the run to enjoy the sunshine, roll in the pond and forage.

    I look atrocious and I hate myself for making a duck face but Calli is owning the shot so it makes up for it.
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    Curious little ones
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    Prissy as always is being the mum of the year for her babes but bullying everyone else which tells me shes in heat.
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    Passed out as soon as they are inside from playing
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    Yes Lu you are a good mum. Also that is blue kote on the piglet as her babes look very similar to prissys with the only difference being size.
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    Although these little ones weren’t ready to go out yet they patiently waited for mum to return so they could chow down.
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    These guys are a week tomorrow
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    B&B Happy goats

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    I always enjoy your photos :thumbsup
     
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