Friday, May 1, 2009

Sow group mothering

It's been interesting having three litters of piglets that are pretty close in age to each other. The sows will let any of the piglets nurse off them; which means, in this case, the long pig's piglets are getting shorted in the milk department by pinkies piglets. In the picture above, the white piglet at bottom center and the half white piglet at the top right are pinkies, and the rest are probably the long pigs -- she's the sow nursing here. You can see her leg at the left side.

All of the piglets seem to be doing well.

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