Update, First Litter 2019

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12 piglets, two weeks old now!  Susie Q is a great mother.  It got really cold, 0 F, but she kept her piglets warm enough with her body heat and plenty of straw and hay.

She had started with 16, and lost 4 within the first 48 hours, which is the most dangerous time, but since then they have really thrived.  In these photos, taken today, its 25 F and the piglets have spent the past hour outside in the sun.

In the photo you can see I closed off the window and I shut the barn doors at night to prevent a cold draft on the piglets, but I open it during the day.  The piglets are old enough, and its finally starting to warm up enough, I plan on leaving the barn doors open at night now.

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