Our sow Lydia has her piglets injected 3 days after their birth.
It is the night of April 2, 2020, when our sow Lydia start giving birth to 15 piglets. Two are dead. The piglets are a few hours old and hungry by now.
Hungry piglets and sows are screaming for their feeds.
But before feeding comes cleaning and caring.
Not every time everything goes right.
We could see it coming, that there would be some problems with the birth-giving of our Lourdes. The teats were to much marked, to big in an early stadiumBirth came and started with two death births. There came three more piglets but in intervals of more than 2 hours – an abnormal behaviour.One was a very, very small and more fragile and tiny piglet. It didn’t survive.The milk got somewhat hard.We decided to slaughter our saw Lourdes before it would be too late. The two male piglets became orphaned and they are now bottle-fed by Gerlinda.We named them Tom & Jerry (Tom is the white one and Jerry the coloured one). Today they are 2 1/2 weeks old.
Here are our saws Lydia and Dina with her litters in March 2019.
Video (5:20) by Dieter W. Sokoll