Pig weaning

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First, we had 7 bunnies born friday night, they are still alive. When do you think they will be ok to not worry about? Second, at what age do you think is a good age to wean piglets?

-- Tom (Calfarm@msn.com), August 06, 2001


are you worried about the Doe not feeding the bunnies? If so,, give it another 2 days,,if they are still alive,, shes doing her job,, dont know about the piglets

-- STAN (sopal@net-port.com), August 06, 2001.

any where from 5 weeks and older for pigs.

-- Patty {NY State} (fodfarms@slic.com), August 06, 2001.

Tom, We wean most of our pigs at four weeks, sometimes earlier for the larger ones. At one week I put in a creep feeder with feed specially for babies. (I use the Show-Rite brand) If some of the larger pigs out of the litter seem to be eating well we will wean them at 2 - 3 weeks and let the smaller pigs nusrse more without fighting. I just bought some gilts for breeding at 12 days old. They were totally weaned and on a baby food. They are growing and doing well. I think nutrition is the big issue in weaning early. At 4 weeks our sows are ready to go back outside and run around. Good luck. Joanie

-- Joanie (ber-gust@prodigy.net), August 07, 2001.

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