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ZiggyDiggy

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So, I have 9 sows and a neutered boar that live together. I recently took in one of the sows, like a week ago now. To me, she is clearly pregnant. My question is should I separate her? I don’t want the neutered boar or the other sows to eat her kids. She is happily eating all her veggies, hay and pellets, and getting bigger by the day! They all get along peacefully.
 

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Generally, having other sows in the cage with a pregnant one isn't a problem. But I really don't know how the presence of a boar might change things.

Is it possible for you to subdivide the cage temporarily and put one or two of the other sows in the with the pregnant one so she's not isolated?
 

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Yeah I’ll probably end up doing that real soon!


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Don't forget that you'll have to separate any male pups by 21 days of age.
 

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Got it! I’m gunna keep them all no matter what haha there’s enough unwanted Guineas out there, that’s how I ended up with a herd!


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