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Pregnant pot belly got milk 25 hrs ago

Discussion in 'Birthing, Weaning, and Raising Young Pigs' started by Magon VanWagner, Apr 4, 2018.

  1. Apr 4, 2018
    Magon VanWagner

    Magon VanWagner Ridin' The Range

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    My pregnant mini potbelly got her milk in a little over 25hrs ago and still no babies i have spent nights in the pen with her she gets upset when i leave. Its 4 am here and im still with her should i be concerned that she hasnt started atlctive labor this long after getting her milk in and is there anything i can do
     
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    Magon VanWagner

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    I only have a single farrowing experience but with my gilt she had on and off milk almost a week before she delivered. You can really tell if she is close when the milk comes out in a steady stream and her udders will feel firm. Is your girl nesting? For us that was the biggest sign our gilt was close. Our pig took all the straw in her stall and piled it in one spot preparing for labor. Honestly I wouldnt be concerned as long as she is still acting herself. Reason for concern would be if she is really pushing and nothing is happening or if she has pungent discharge and in that case I would call the vet. I was paranoid about my girl but everything worked out in the end, and she delivered a big healthy litter. Good Luck! Oh and dont forget pictures when she does farrow!
     
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    Magon VanWagner

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    Its alot of milk. Very firm udders. And she has been nesting a few days now keeping the hay and blankets in a pile
     
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    She sounds close! Is she eating and drinking, moving around? Do you know what day of gestation shes on or is it just a guess?
     
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    Last night she layed beside the nest she is laying in it this morning
     
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    She ate yesterday but hasnt touched it this morning
     
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    She has a 2 week range of when she got pregnant. Shes at the last 2 days of possible due date
     
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    Gotcha, sounds like she is getting ready to farrow. I would say give her space why she prepares and be with her when she births, if she allows. My gilt chased me out and was very aggressive pre-labor but after the first baby was born she let me in to assist and handle the babies.