Baby piglets what is warmer straw or bedding?

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Wacky
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Baby piglets what is warmer straw or bedding?

Post by Wacky » Mon Jan 21, 2019 4:06 pm

No heat in barn. Should I use bedding or straw for the piglets ? Heat lamps how many ? Other ways to keep them warm?

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Re: Baby piglets what is warmer straw or bedding?

Post by BerkBabe » Mon Jan 21, 2019 4:45 pm

I make sure there's no draft where they're sleeping. We've got a corner of the stall designated for them with a board that separates their area from Mama's area. I usually use old towels/blankets and hang 2 heat lamps side-by-side. We secure the heat lamps with chains and make sure there's no way Mama can reach them.

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