Sunday, 2 June 2013

Pigs Arrive and House is erected!!

The day to pick up the pigs came quicker than expected.  We had tried several times to get weaners and they had always been sold.  But we saw an advert for pigs that would be ready in a couple of weeks.
When I rang them up they said we could see them the next day, 11th May and explained that their mum had sadly died of a twisted bowel.  As the piglets were doing very well and had weaned early and successfully anyway they said we were welcome to take them straight away!

We couldn't resist so after checking our choices over they were bundled into our trailer and we were off....

One problem the pigarc was still sitting at home flatpacked!!

1st Picture of our new Saddlebacks - 2 gilts and a boar

The Automatic drinker anchored down in place

So pigs successfully put in their pen, electric on and onto building the arc!!!  It was apparently possible to put together in 30 minutes!!  Not so .... 3 hours later after feeling a little panicky about getting it finished.  Voila!!  a nice new pig arc.  (after getting a severe shock when lifting a roof panel over the fence and catching the electric wire - ouch!)

Our new pigs enjoyed the straw outside the arc more than going inside but eventually when it was nearly dark they ventured in and we saw them all bundled in a corner.

They always want to sleep in exactly the same place, so end up on top of each other!!!

3 piggies already know that we are the ones with the food!!!

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