It's been a hard first few days for our first time mom Zsa Zsa's piglets. The runt we rescued and tried to bottle feed didn't make it through the second night, two were squashed the first day, another that night, and another today. Plus we saved at least two more that were getting sat on by running to their squeals and pulling the sow's big behind off them. We are now down to 5 of the original 10 but each one gets 2 nipples and hopefully they are getting mobile enough to get out of her way. We have a creep area for their safety but they just keep getting under her and she's completely oblivious.
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Sunday, July 26, 2015
Lookie what just popped out of Zsa Zsa! 10 new mouths to feed. Zsa Zsa is full Mangalitsa but split 3/4 blonde and 1/4 swallow belly (the two main color phases here in the states) for added genetic diversity so we expected a couple of black ones and that's just what we got. 6 girls and 4 boys. 2 blacks. #mangalitsa #oldworldpigs #gourmetpork