Baby Pigs

Discussion in 'Pigs' started by Jena, Dec 15, 2003.

  1. Jena

    Jena Well-Known Member

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    I have three baby pigs. They were born Friday night during a snow storm. Long story short, they aren't going back with mom.

    I didn't have any milk replacer, so I mixed up milk, egg and corn syrup for them. They seem to be doing just fine on that. No scours. I feed them and they go back to sleep.

    I am not sure if I should switch them to milk replacer now that the stores are open, or just leave well enough alone and keep feeding them what I have been. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

    Jena
     
  2. Many feed companies make a milk replacer formulated for pigs. I would suggest getting a 25 lb. bag of this and offering to them 3-4 times a day. They'll probably be hungry and get the hang of drinking it out of a pan very quickly.
     

  3. Tango

    Tango Well-Known Member

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    I agree, get the milk replacer for them. It will meet their nutritional needs and they will do better on it. In a couple of weeks they will be able to start eating.