WHY wait til they are that old.? A pig clinic for women raising pigs showed how to do them at 2 days or so...My friend showed me what she learned & I will never go back to the hard way...you can do the iron supplement & teeth at the same time & be done with it...She told me she had done them as they were born in the farrowing crate too..I do mine myself & haven't had any problem which sure wouldn't work at 9 wks..I use a net to catch them across the fence as mom is a bit undone by it & you need to be safe..Just hold them between your knees & have everything handy..GrannieDThumper/inOkla. said:The rabbit I did is BIG, over 20 inches long (I need to weigh him) he was easy to do the skin is thin and the "pocket" is easy to hold for the cut. He should be a nice dinner some day.
alas, I will always be the one to do the cutting, hubby went bowling the day after his vasectemy (sp?) and even sat up to watch while the doctor did him, but the 'parts removal' thing is too much for him.
I read about the snout snare/catcher thing in our pig book, but ours are still small enough to fit on hubby's lap, so we went with the quickest, well what seemed like the quickest at the time, way of doing it.
These are fun to learn with. I don't think I will ever want full size pigs.