Piglets on Day
Piglets sleeping outside
3 days old. Many of the
piglets are born with their ears curled back. As you will see later,
they unfold very quicky into "normal" pig ears.
Playing in the mud.
Our one gilt,
"Run Around" drinking from the puddle at 3 days old. She got
her name because at about 2 weeks of age, she started running laps
around the sows when they were laying down and she wanted to eat. So she
would go around and around, squealing for them to roll over and let her
at the milk source. Funny piglet. (She still makes a lot of noise
at feeding time.)
2 week old piglets
nursing. You can see how much bigger they are already. Piglets grow at
an amazing rate.
More piglets playing
Sleeping by the trough
with mom and "Uncle Bay-Kun" again. Bay-kun proved to be an
excellent piglet sitter and a very tolerant "uncle".
The whole group of hogs
loved the big pasture. First thing they did was to walk the complete
perimeter of the field to asses what they were dealing with, where the
shade and water were and so forth. To date, every time we put a new hog
out or put "old hogs" into a new field, the first thing they
do is walk the perimeter. Smart animals.
Can you find the piglet?
Piglets Day 1!
3 day olds out in the
The size difference
between sow and piglets is
amazing as you can see here. Again piglets are about
3 days old.
1 week old and his ears
are normal now.
Nothing cuter then a baby
Piglets hanging out with
If only I had this one on
video. The picture above is a piglet
half way though a "tumble" that he took when he was
attempting to zip around and play. He got his feet tangled
and over he went. I have got to get a video camera set
up before the next litter comes. Piglets are better
entertainment then any TV show.
At about 3 weeks of age,
we decided to turn the hog herd out into the upper pasture, which as you
can see was all knee high, dried grass.
This is one of the
piglets at 3 weeks of age. Pretty big
change in such a short time period isn't it.