On Friday we knew the piglets were due any day as Pokey's teats were leaking droplets of milk. This shows that her body is getting ready to feed her new babies. As she shares a sty with Chewey she was moved to the large stable at the end of the yard. However, this made her very unhappy and boy did she let us know about it! Not only did she empty out her large water trough three times, even though we tried to weigh it down with bricks, she also trashed her bed of straw and even managed to destroy a hosepipe that was poking through the gate. It was decided that to calm her down we would move her back in with Chewey and move him out the next day instead.
It is now day two and all the piglets seemed to have settled in to their new home. One of them only seems to have a couple of spots so we have decided to call it Charlie Pig. Pokey is doing a great job, especially as it is chilly at night so it is important she helps them stay nice and warm. If you watch the video clip you will see how she makes a cosy nest using her snout.
With the sudden birth of the piglets I will now be introducing our other new arrival to the yard later on in the week so make sure you stay posted!