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Post: # 70273Post Stonehead »

Delilah has delivered nine live piglets so far tonight. More details on the blog. Am heading back out again now.
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ohh good luck!
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Go Delilah! Congrats on the little ones, hope they all do well! :)

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Post: # 70284Post Stonehead »

Eleven from 11. (That's pig keeper speak for 11 live births.) Delilah and piglets all doing well, but I'm knackered! Up until 1am and then back up at 5am. Now having a cuppa at 7am before going on with the chores, breakfasts, school run etc etc. Hmm, pigs may just be smarter than us! :mrgreen:
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Post: # 70288Post chadspad »

Theyre gorgeous - well done Delilah!
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They are so tiny in comparison to the mum!

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Post: # 70317Post Thomzo »

Oh Stoney congratulations.

I've no idea about these things. Is that a large litter for a pig? They look so healthy and well. I hope they all do well.

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Post: # 70323Post Stonehead »

Thomzo wrote:Oh Stoney congratulations.

I've no idea about these things. Is that a large litter for a pig? They look so healthy and well. I hope they all do well.

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Average litter size in the UK is 11.9 piglets, of which 9.8 are reared. The losses are due to stillbirths and piglet mortality.

We're averaging 11.6 piglets per litter, of which 11 are reared. So we're doing well at the moment.
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Post: # 70328Post the.fee.fairy »

I think the females at work here squealed as much as the piglets do!

They are the cutest thing i've seen for a long time!

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Post: # 70329Post red »

well done !
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the.fee.fairy wrote:I think the females at work here squealed as much as the piglets do!

They are the cutest thing i've seen for a long time!
Photos of piglets always send the page views for my blog through the roof for days. Chicks, on the other hand, are largely overlooked, except by children.

I'll take a few more photos later today when I'm sexing and registering them in my herdbook so I should get a couple of good close-up photos.

I was asked if I could shoot video of the whole farrowing process, but I really need a second pair of hands for that and it might put some people off their breakfast - especially if they see me giving mouth-to-mouth to a piglet!! That could really start some rumours about the strange predilections of crofters... :mrgreen:
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Nightmare, I can't get into your blog any more, our IT department have blocked social networking and personal sites.... I'm going to have to get and use my own computer at this rate :(

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Post: # 70361Post baldowrie »

Stonehead

That could really start some rumours about the strange predilections of crofters...
Well I didn't like to say anything but........
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I've just put on a clean boiler suit AND trimmed the beard. The pigs seem to appreciate the effort...



you never do that when I visit!


But you're not a pig...
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Post: # 70363Post eva »

Hooray for you and Delilah! What healthy-looking babies!

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Post: # 70364Post Thomzo »

Stonehead wrote:We're averaging 11.6 piglets per litter, of which 11 are reared. So we're doing well at the moment.
That's an excellent record. I guess that's testiment to the way you look after your animals and that they are treated so well.

Congratulations

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