Can a pig hold a litter?

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  1. KandCfamilyfarm

    KandCfamilyfarm Well-Known Member

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    Can a pig hold back a litter like a rabbit until conditions are better for birth?
     
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    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.
     
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    Not sure. I've seen litters as late as 14 days beyond the standard 114 days of gestation. But humans have +/- too.
     
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    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!