My beautiful Betty is enjoying her new larger pen, with it's private ark for her and her babies. With lots of long grass and weeds to chomp her way through, there's no more tussling and jostling at feed times so she can eat at her leisure, and she really does eat more slowly now and savour her food, she has eight pounds of pig nuts a day. Her favourite - avocado pears.
Wednesday, 12 May 2010
Lulu and Lottie are getting bigger by the day, they are now 12 weeks old and have doubled in size from when we picked them up. They eat three pounds (in weight) of pig nuts each per day with a handful of greens and chopped up fruit. They are obviously loving it. Their favourite foods are apples and plums.
Maud and Martha are as big as Betty now and are in their own enclosure, soon they will be moving into the Paddock to enjoy the summer on the lush grazing that's there, they will also be joined by a surprise guest. They are almost eleven months old now and just about fully grown. They have six pounds of pig nuts each day, plus greens and fruit. Their favourites - bananas (pigs eat the skins too).
I've had to label the buckets now to save confusion on who gets which amount.
How many bottoms can you spot in this photo? What is it about my camera that makes them all turn their backs even the chickens.
The lovely Lottie, who's party trick is to roll ecstatically on her back while you tickle her tummy. Which is fine now, but will be amazing to watch when she's fully grown (she'll be bigger than Betty then).
Our piggies Official Names Hewellgrange Stonebow 338 - Betty
Offleyhoo Fair Lady 51 - Maud
Offleyhoo Fair Lady 61 - Martha
Burtonfarm Bess 1 - Lulu
Burtonfarm Bess 2 - Lottie
Back tomorrow with chicken news.