weaning pigs

Discussion in 'Pigs' started by Rob30, Dec 21, 2005.

  1. Rob30

    Rob30 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I just weaned my pigs at 5 weeks.
    Boy is my sow mad at me. How long until she drys up, and settles down?
    This is our first winter farrowing. During the summer we really don't wean them. They are on pasture during summer. The sows weaned the piglets.
    Is ther anything I can do to help my sow dry up? I was told to limit her water for a couple days, and decrease her grain.
     
  2. HogEmAll

    HogEmAll Well-Known Member

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    I raised wild hogs, and recently weaned a litter of pigs at 5 and a half weeks. She was furious and hated me for 3 days. After that, she was rather friendly. More friendly than she had been for quite a while. It's been about 2 weeks now and she's still sagging slightly, but well on her way to drying up completely.
     

  3. Misty

    Misty Misty Gonzales

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    drop her grain and protien. We never limit water. It will be about 3 days before she feels better. Her udder will get engorged and let me tell you, it hurts. Bad. We feed our hogs a lot when they are nursing...Like 12-15#. We drop the feed to one coffee can. (4#). Back on gestation feed, not lactation feed. That is what we do anyway.