Wednesday, 2 June 2010

Pig Keeping

Just to show everyone that it's not always hunky dory keeping pigs. Betty and Butch have decided that they really do not like each other AT ALL.
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Whether it's Betty's inexperience with boars or Butchs' rough stuff we don't really know but over the weekend things came to a head and Betty was quite badly hurt. My lovely girl has deep gashes on both sides and lots of little puncture wounds all over.
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With a bit of TLC and lots of bathing with a mild disinfectant we have managed to keep the flies away and the wounds are now healing nicely. But I think after two tries of putting them together we may not have played cupid very well.
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Betty is currently living with the Large Black piglets, this gives her more room in the ark to sleep in comfort, and there is less chance of the Middle Whites pushing and shoving her while she is a bit sore.
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Lesson learnt!!
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Sue xx

5 comments:

  1. Poor Betty - I hope she is a bit happier today. Just seen the photos of Rosie too & she looks very happy !

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  2. Oh no! Poor Betty! I hope she's feeling better. Just goes to show that thy do have personalities and just like us, won't just get on with anyone. Sal. X

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  3. Oh poor Betty!
    Belated birthday greetings to Rosie!

    Sandie xx

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  4. Poor Betty! Maybe she just doesn't fancy him??

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  5. Your blog is lovely (always a good sign when you read loads and loads, isn't it?) Rosy is the sweetest thing ever. Drop by my blog some time, you'll be very welcome.

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