What a week…… 15 new piglets born within 24 hour!
Snowdrop and Primrose started the week sharing the same arc in a big pen with a choice of two arcs…. but wednesday night they slept together and were snoring gently when I checked them last thing.
Thursday it was all a bit different…. Snowdrop had taken herself off to her own pen and was popping out piglets.
When she accidentally trod on one causing it to bleed and be in a bit of trouble we took the 2 newborns up to the barn and put them in a warming box out of harms way. And Snowdrop then continued to pop them out.
Until number 5 which was a bit stuck and needed a bit of a hand out…. I held the torch.
Number 6 popped out soon after…
and then we thought she was done … so we popped her piglets around her and made sure they were all suckling and we went to bed.
Yesterday was all about Primrose who popped them out with no assistance needed and had 8 and they are all doing well.
And the little piglet that Snowdrop stood on is fine too 🙂
So anyone coming to the shop next week will be in for a treat as we are moving them to a fresh pen nearer to the shop and they will be available for cooing over… they really are gorgeous, all clean and shiny!