Wednesday, September 2, 2009

The orphan piglets

These are the piglets of red-n-black, the sow I lost during my vacation. I'm not sure what they've been doing to survive, but I've moved them into the hay barn so they're dry and warm and I can keep an eye on them. The sow that's in with them is shorty, a reliable sow that we've had for two years, and I'm hoping that she adopts them. She's just drying up from a litter, and I'm concerned she won't produce enough milk for these guys, so I'm going to buy a sack of powdered milk replacer and see if I can't get them some extra food via bottle once or twice a day, at least initially.
They're active and alert, and appear in pretty good shape. Hope they make it.

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