Big Pig, Freebirthing in the Sun

20160728_153315Home to 4 Berkshire x Middle White piglets, born to Big Pig dam & Bear, sire, this week.

Big Pig & piglets are doing well so far – all up & about enjoying the summer weather, sheltering from any rain under the blackberry bushes.


Today, having spent the day in their paddock, they are all now getting ready for bed. Big Pig has covered her little ones with straw & hay to keep them safe & warm.

I was concerned when I found her on Wednesday evening as whilst the farrowing had gone well, there was no sign of a nest. Given straw, she immediately made a home for them all.


The next day, I saw that she had built an enormous nest in the heart of her paddock & today it was used as a play area for the piglets.

Nite nite, BP..



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