farrowing??

Discussion in 'The Chatter Box' started by AlaskaBoers, May 22, 2009.

  1. AlaskaBoers

    AlaskaBoers New Member

    May 6, 2008
    Wasilla Alaska
    hi,
    my gilt is supposed to be farrowing tommorrow. this is my first farrow aslo- i've been there right afterwords but never seen the actual birth, and it wasnt my sow.

    any of you had litters before?

    heres a pic from yesterday during her dinner. lol, this is daisy, duroc x. she's bred to Fireworks at lean value sires...
     
  2. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    wish I could help Katrina .... I do not know ...about farrowing.......sorry... :hug:
    Must be exciting though..... :greengrin:
     

  3. RowdyKidz

    RowdyKidz Senior Member

    Apr 2, 2009
    NW Ohio
    Where's my Grandad or Mom?? LoL! They raised hogs... :shrug:
     
  4. AlaskaBoers

    AlaskaBoers New Member

    May 6, 2008
    Wasilla Alaska
    it's ok..if I do need any help there is a breeder down the road from me.
    and a bunch pf hog forums. :wink:
     
  5. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    I am glad ......you know people ...that know......good luck Katrina..... :wink: :greengrin:
    Nice pig you have there.... :love:
     
  6. bheila

    bheila New Member

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    Jan 9, 2009
    Kent, Wa
    I've witnesed a live birth before, only seen them on video. It's amazing how fast they spit those piglets out.
     
  7. AlaskaBoers

    AlaskaBoers New Member

    May 6, 2008
    Wasilla Alaska
    maybe tonight- she's looking really uncomfortable, no milk yet though.
    i'll update tommorrow.
    BTW its 11:30 and still light outside!! haha!
     
  8. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    keep us updated Katrina.... :wink: :greengrin:
     
  9. Dreamchaser

    Dreamchaser New Member

    Oct 29, 2008
    Camp Verde, AZ
    Cool! I have a potbellied pig. Not the same thing though.

    11:30 and still light? I used to love it in summertime in Oregon and Washington. It would be light until midnight. Loves it.
     
  10. AlaskaBoers

    AlaskaBoers New Member

    May 6, 2008
    Wasilla Alaska
    just went and checked her, she's laying down....getting restless.
     
  11. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    Awwww....sounds like it may be soon? :)
     
  12. Dreamchaser

    Dreamchaser New Member

    Oct 29, 2008
    Camp Verde, AZ
  13. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    that sounds about right....Dreamchaser.....I same the same.... :wink: :greengrin:
     
  14. liz

    liz Active Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Shelocta PA
    I have a friend that raises pigs, I've been around them before farrowing and after wards.....your sow looks to be hiding 8 in there...maybe more!
    Her teats aren't filled and usually they plump right up just before they deliver.....and they come fast. I've had the joy of raising the runts as well as a little orphan. Piglets are so cute!
     
  15. AlaskaBoers

    AlaskaBoers New Member

    May 6, 2008
    Wasilla Alaska
    she's grown in size since the pic...but no milk yet, being a gilt she wont fill up until right before.
     
  16. liz

    liz Active Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Shelocta PA
    I will be checking back! Hope to see bunches of lil' pinkies soon!
     
  17. AlaskaBoers

    AlaskaBoers New Member

    May 6, 2008
    Wasilla Alaska
    i hope she has them soon

    i'm leaving for two weeks on sunday...out of state :worried:
    a friend who will do the injections, casterating, and tooth nipping if i'm not there, and she lives across the street *score!*
     
  18. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    I pray... that she has them before you go......and has a healthy delivery.... :pray: