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LMP's 2019 Farrowing Thread: New babies

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

  1. Apr 11, 2019
    luvmypets

    luvmypets Herd Master

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    We don’t but they get lots of kitchen scraps.
     
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  2. Apr 11, 2019
    luvmypets

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    I think Jolly is in the final stretch, poor gal so cuddly tonight. I was sick for three days and in that time her belly really dropped.
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  3. Apr 11, 2019
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    Maybe it won't be long now!
     
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  4. Apr 12, 2019
    Bruce

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    Lots of babies coming soon!
     
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  5. Apr 17, 2019 at 10:45 PM
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  6. Apr 18, 2019 at 6:39 PM
    luvmypets

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    All three girls have milk, swollen ends, and pissy behavior. Plus tomorrow its supposed to storm, and its the full moon.
     
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  7. Apr 18, 2019 at 7:15 PM
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    Perfect time for babies then! :pop
     
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  8. Apr 18, 2019 at 7:35 PM
    luvmypets

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    Pics for anyone interested. Jolly was very rude to the other ladies today.

    Look how full their bags are, especially Opal.
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    Jolly
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    This mama is ready!

    Opal’s milk line is super tight, she has a solid stream of milk coming. When the girls get like this its go time.
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  9. Apr 18, 2019 at 7:47 PM
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    Piglet countdown!
     
  10. Apr 19, 2019 at 1:37 PM
    luvmypets

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    Opal farrowed! We arrived at the barn later than I wanted too around 12 PM. When I went out to give the girls fresh bedding I immediatly knew something was up as Opal wasn’t at the front of the maternity pen waiting for food. I rushed over and saw Opal standing in the corner with three babes next to her. I jumped into the pen to investigate further and found two more babies that were dead. Except when I went closer I realized one of them was still hanging in. The little one was shivering violently and was on its side stiff like stone. My instincts kicked in a I immediatly started rubbing him down and let me tell you when he(i checked the gender) screamed..I have never heard a piglet scream so loud and with so much vigor. I knew then that he was a fighter. I rubbed him down for about 5 minutes before trying to get him to latch on. It was a no go, he was too weak, he barely had a suck reflex at all.. Ok so now I have a weak piglet, needs colostrum, cant latch what can I do. I immediatly wrap him in my shirt(which i was still wearing) and rush him into the barn. I grab a plastic tub as well as any kind of fabric I could find and set up a warming bin with one of our heat lamps. I kept him in there for about forty minutes checking on him frequently before I decided he was ready to go back to mum. Thats all it took because when I went into the farrowing shed and put him back he was fighting amoungst his siblings at the milk bar. He has latched on a few times now, with some pretty funny attempts in between. Opal loves her babies and is a phenomenal mum. She is passing the placenta now so I think she is done.

    This is the little guy trying to figure out nursing.
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    Can you tell he’s a proud farmer?
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    Look at her..just like her mama Priss. She knows exactly what to do!
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