Monday, 25 February 2013

Two babies complete the day

So the day is done and we have still only had two piglets.

Steve came home and we weighed them and put some antiseptic on their umbilical cord. The little black one is almost 2.5lbs and the white and black one is just over 1.5lbs. We put them in a black grocery sack and used a travel bag scale, seemed to work well. I wanted to try and see if they were girls or boys but man they squeal when you pick them up and mumma pig was getting a little frantic so I left it until another day.

Hopefully everybody makes it through the night! I put up a heat lamp to keep them warm and they all huddle under it.