The piglets are 10 days old today. They’ve grown a lot since their birthday, and they’re beginning to fill out. Honeybunny continues to be an excellent momma. We’re so impressed with her.
Today was was a big day for the piglets. They had 3 big milestones:
- Most of them ventured out of the farrowing hut for the very first time. They followed mom out into the sunshine to see what she was doing out there, and discovered a very big world.
- They tasted their first solid food. In another week and a half, they should be regularly eating solid food when mom does, which includes a soaked mash of alfalfa and grain. But they’ll still supplement with mom’s milk for at least 2 months.
- Two flopped over and let me pet their bellies. Although I handle them everyday, they’ve been wary of me from the minute they wriggled out of mom. But once a pig recognizes a human as the source of food and belly pets, you’re “in.”