smallholding telly - channel piglet

the piglets are a week old now

born



and once cleared of nasal mucus, they quickly suckle



for a few days its feed sleep feed sleep



and dodge being sat on by the mother...one failed, squashed dead, eaten overnight by the mother to keep the ark clean

growing quickly over the week, their individuality is apparent almost immediately



one or two more confident, more inquisitive than the others



after six days one or two clamber over the lip of the ark and out, followed by the others...following the mother, copying everything

farmingfriends said...

February 4, 2009 at 7:33 PM  

Hi Mark,
These pictures are brilliant. I have saddlebacks but everytime my sows farrow, I don't seem to have my camera at the ready or the piglets are just too quick!
I always find it amazing that the piglets immediately start trying to suckle.
Sara from farmingfriends

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