Three Very White Little Pigs
This is the story of the three little pigs.
Their mother built them a nest of hay.
It kept them warm and out of the wind.
But we moved them.
She had a very small litter so we combined her piglets with those from another litter. A typical litter is more like eight piglets and some sows have fourteen healthy piglets. She has had a good litter before. It could be that she didn’t get a good mating – typically they mate two or three times in a heat. It could be she was stressed at some point and lost some piglets before she farrowed – they’ll reabsorb them in early stages. In any case I decided it was better to move these little guys to another mom and let their mother dry up so she can try again for a summer litter.
Outdoors: 28°F/24°F Partially Sunny, Windy, 2″ Snow
Farm House: 59°F/46°F
Tiny Cottage: 61°F/32°F door left open a bit all night by accident