Talked to a local who said he had expirience raising pigs today at the feed store. I was buying an OB glove and lubricant just in case as my first litter is due Sunday but she is acting like it will be sooner…like any minute.
Anyway…he saaid he had never had issues with problem births (noting my OB glove and lube purchase) but that he was always in the farrowing pen when his girls birthed because the moms did a poor job of cleaning the piglets up and nudging them around to get the lungs going.
1. Never once had to pull a LB piglet.
2. We do wipe their faces if we are out there during birthing. If not we never had a problem w piglets. They get themselves going and find a nipple within a couple minutes.
3. I have never seen any of our sows clean a piglet
4. You have nothing to be concerned about
I would like to know if breeders here cut teeth? If so, how long after birth do you do it? Also, if you do cut teeth, do you notch the ears at the same time? If not, how long after birth do you notch the ears?
Thanks everyone! I’m the newest noob on the street. What an adventure 🙂