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Discussion in 'Pigs' started by KandCfamilyfarm, Jan 13, 2018.
Can a pig hold back a litter like a rabbit until conditions are better for birth?
No, not really. They can vary a little bit in the gestation time, but when they are ready they'll go. If it's a gilt the pig will sometimes get anxious at birth - she doesn't know what's going on, and that causes nervous behavior, but most of the time they want to find a place that is relatively private, build a nest, and have their pigs.
Not sure. I've seen litters as late as 14 days beyond the standard 114 days of gestation. But humans have +/- too.
I thought this sow was ready days ago and still nothing so she is ether holding back or she had them and ate them. one or the other!