runts?

Discussion in 'Pigs' started by royB, May 17, 2005.

  1. royB

    royB Active Member

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    We have 2 pigs that are real small and only about half the size of the others. They are only 4 weeks old right now so I am hoping they will catch up. We pulled them from mom at about 4 days old since they were not getting anything to eat. They are eating from a feeder now, baby pig feed with some concentrate mixed in. Have been broke from milk about a week.

    We are fine with feeding them out ourselves but I wonder if we should offer these for sale or not.

    We do have one gilt and two barrows still that are good size that are available if anyone needs Tamworth pigs. I can register the gilt if interested.


    Roy
     
  2. Siryet

    Siryet In Remembrance

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    we get the runts sometimes and they seem to grow better and faster than the reg size wieners.

    you might discount them if you are concerned about seling them.

    we alway feed them a high protein feed for starters.
     

  3. Snakeoil

    Snakeoil Well-Known Member

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    Usually by seperation from the rest of the litter will do the trick. Feed 24/7 and clean water . :D