Monday, October 17, 2011

We Got Milk! (pig milk)

Lois is due tomorrow. In my extensive reading (not experience), when you can express milk easily from a sow, it is 12-24 hours before she will farrow (give birth). I've been checking Lois at every feeding, plus other times during the day. At the evening feeding I expressed milk from her teat!!! Yeah!!! Piggies are on the way!!! I noticed today that she drank A LOT of water. That was my first indication something was different. I usually have to fill up her water 2 or 3 times, but today it was no less than 5. I guess she needed it for the milk!! Hopefully tomorrow I will have video of some to be yummy.....babies!!!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Our Frankenstein Experiment

This is a Cuckoo Marans X White Leghorn. It was the only one to hatch so far. I had incubator problems so I'm not hopeful for the rest. I guess we'll call him/her Frankie.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Are you kidding me?

Let's just cut out the middle man shall we? Lay the eggs right on the cooking surface.