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Care of two 1 month old piglets....Help?

 
Julia Weeks-Bentley
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They were advertised as feeder pigs and it wasn't until I got home and started researching (think this old lady would have done so beforehand...DUH) that I realized these dang things were too young to be taken from Mama. WHAT the heck do I do? They can't go in the barn it would seem because they'll freeze. I can't let them live in the dang Cats bed forever. So....it will be cold for another two months. Is it safe to keep them indoors? The damage is done....the woman I got them from will not return my emails or calls...I have them...now what? I have just begun homesteading with Chickens, Rabbits and a Goat. But it would seem there is more to raising pigs. Can anyone help me? And should I actually be feeding these poor things can milk and water? Maybe a heating pad? It is pretty warm inside though....help?
 
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I recommend looking for information on Walter Jeffries' site: http://sugarmtnfarm.com

He has lots of posts about caring for little piggies. Search for a relevant post and then ask your question as a comment. He moderates all comments and is generally extremely helpful and free with excellent advice.
 
josh brill
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I'm not sure where you are located but we have 2 6 month old piglets in our open barn right now and the night lows have been in the single digits and tonight its going to be below zero. With a protected spot out of the wind and lots of hay they should be fine. Did you see if they were eating grain at the place you picked them up at? If you make a slurry of milk and grain they should eat it. If they weren't weaned before you got them there might be a period where they don't seem to be growing, but they will start getting bigger in no time. I'm sure Walter will chime in with more experienced advice, but I don't think you should worry to much.
Josh
 
mike clark
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heat lamp and powder milk from feed store over pig starter.
 
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