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Dave and Judy the Farm Pigs

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The picture to the right is Judy the pig. This was her first litter of 16 babies. Her birth was very interesting. It took about 4 hours for her to deliver all 16 babies.female pig and piglets

One of our dogs at that time , Ralph (Keeshound mix), helped with her delivery, he would clean the babies as they came out.  He also stayed with her the rest of the day to protect the babies.  any time Dave would come near Judy or her piglets, Ralph chased him away.

After Ralph was done guarding the piglets, Dave was very good with the piglets.  He never once tried to harm them in any way.

I was able to capture that on video.  Hopefully, in the near future, I will post that video.

Judy had a second litter later, but, for some strange reason, she had them in the snow.  She again had 16 piglets, but, sadly only 8 survived.   Judy never had any piglets after that.  I honestly have no idea why.

Gestation time for pigs is 3 months, 3 three weeks and 3 days.

As the second piglets grew old enough, I moved them to their own pen. (they were for butchering)
Not sure why, but for some reason, those young pigs did not seem to have the same disposition as their parents.  maybe because there were 8 in a pen. However, I made the mistake of not getting the males fixed.
but, they were butchered within 8 months.

one time a chicken got in the pen and they killed and ate everything, feet, feathers and all.

 

This is Dave and Judy the pig. They got along very good. They were always together.
Both pigs were very friendly, and loved to be petted.

However, the male pigs tusks get pretty big, and if not careful, they could stab you by accident.

Even though Dave was extremely friendly, accidents can happen, as it did with my son.  He was petting Dave, and Dave turn turned his head, (guess too fast) and stabbed my son in the leg.  My son had about 14 stitches and was off work for a few weeks.
sows and boars
 
 
These are pictures of Dave and Judy (farm pigs) when they were younger.
 
young pig

 

pig eating
Have questions or looking for more information?
Check out Sybil's Message Board.  Lots of great information and members.
There is also information from other members that raise the mini pigs and pot-belly pigs.
A great source of information.    
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14 stitches and was off work for a few weeks. sows and boars
 
 
These are pictures of Dave and Judy (farm pigs) when they were younger.
 
young pig

 

pig eating
Have questions or looking for more information?
Check out Sybil's Message Board.  Lots of great information and members.
There is also information from other members that raise the mini pigs and pot-belly pigs.
A great source of information.    
Message Board

 

 

 

 

 

copyright  sybilsden.com