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New Pig Pen

I am still learning about my animals. We got our pigs last year to breed so that we don’t have to buy piglets every year. We have had them in the same pen for this whole time. I am just learning that the male can antagonize the female and make her lose the piglets so that she will go into heat again.

I am now wondering if this is the reason we have not had any piglets yet. I’ve also learned that pigs can have up to 3 litters a year as well. We have had our pigs for about a year now and haven’t had a litter yet.  So with this new knowledge in hand, we are making a new pig pen to separate the male and female.

So the hope now is to see if we can figure out when Momma goes into heat so we can put them together a few days so we can get those babies we’ve been waiting about a year for. Aarron has made it so that it’s easy to get them between the pens which will be nice if I have to move them by myself for some reason.

He already has the water bowl in there and working on her mud hole. The last thing is to get her shade up and a place for piglets to get away from her if needed and then Momma goes in and we wait.  I always like to try to do the best I can for my animals, so hopefully she will be better off for this  move as well as Poppa but I guess we just have to wait and see.

Have a great day!

Renee

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