Help.. "Barbie Q" is sick

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  1. TxCloverAngel

    TxCloverAngel Happiness is Homemade

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    I just went outside to check on eveybody.
    well the pigs got out of theri pen.. again...
    Buut we put the pig pen inside the goat/chicken pen so they didnt go far, and it happens about once a week.

    well Barbie Q is foaming at the mouth and acting sluggish like she doesnt feel good. I gave her some fresh water.. nope doesn want it.
    gave her some feed & sour corn. nope.

    there isnt anything in that pen she could have gotten into as far as chemicals etc...

    nothing she hasnt been around 100 times before.

    should I be worried? or is this what they do when their tummy is upset?
    I donn want to lose poor Barbie Q.
     
  2. TxCloverAngel

    TxCloverAngel Happiness is Homemade

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    grrrrrr!!
    she threw up a chicken head!!!! and feathers!
    acting/eating fine.
    I have never had one of the pigs go after a chicken.. I wouldn't have believed it if I hadn't seen it myself.

    grrrrr
     

  3. Up North

    Up North KS dairy farmers

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    I'd count your chickens if you can, if you have any idea of how many you have. The only time I've had a sick older pig is when I fed my gilt too much milk. I wouldn't be suprized if she ate more than one chicken. Bummer!

    Heather
     
  4. Siryet

    Siryet In Remembrance

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    It's unusal, but our pigs[new each season] don't eat the chickens when the chickens get into the pig pen to eat the feed that falls out of the feeder as the hogs eat.

    I guess we have just been lucky.

    Glad yer pig/hog is feeling better.
     
  5. TxCloverAngel

    TxCloverAngel Happiness is Homemade

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    I guess thats why I was so shocked.
    There are 3 chickens that are always in the pig pen....
    night & day. and they are fine. I say they are the pigs chickens, not mine.

    My son fed the pigs yesterday morning....
    Maybe he didnt feed enough?

    I should say Barbie is younger, 4'ish months or so I guess.
    the two boys in the pen w/ her have never done this either neither did any of last years hogs.

    Oh well... I do raise tasty chicken. Now they know it .. I may be in trouble.
     
  6. Earthbound

    Earthbound Well-Known Member

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    Thanks! He probobly ate something BAD......no chickens with them, but lotsa new graze......I gave him some tums and peptol bismol and will check on him through the night. still no calls back from anyone :grump: .
    corry
     
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    Sorry, I was answering another post and answered here... :eek: .
    corry
     
  8. luvrulz

    luvrulz Well-Known Member Supporter

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    My pigs aren't too crazy about chicken, but let a duck get in their pen and they will ravage that poor thing before we can stop them! The ducks are learning not to wander in the pig pen...........!