Sunday, September 11, 2011

The Weekly Weights

Here's this weeks weigh in, for Sunday the 11th September 2011:

*** Liam's Love Shack ***
Liam is 880g (lost 10g) - 23wks (5.5m)
Ginger is 935g (same) - 25wks (6m)
(We had a change-over this week, Ruby moved out when I realised how far pregnant she already was, and Ginger moved in. The change can sometimes cause a bit of stress. Hopefully Ginger and Liam will have accepted each others company by next week's weigh in!)

*** Sprout's Pad ***
Sprout is 810g (gained 55g) - 22wks (5.5m)
Kobe is 835g (gained 75g) - 28wks (7m) (Pregnant, due approx 12/10/11)
(These two are rockin' out! They really are the best of friends. It will be so sad to have to take Kobe away as she gets nearer to her due date. But I've got Subi lined up to take her place when I do. Hopefully Sprout has a thing for the golden-agoutis!)

*** Malakai's Baby-Sitting Service***
Malakai is 310g (gained 25g) - 6wks (1.5m)
Mason is 290g (gained 10g) - 4wks (1m)
Mika is 295g (gained 25g) - 4wks (1m)

*** Girl's Mansion ***
Alba is 845g (gained 10g) - 28wks (7m)
Alice is 965g (gained 65g) - 30wks (7.5m) (pregnant, due approx 1/10/11)
Beeno is 910g (gained 10g) - 28wks (7m)
Bonnie is 830g (lost 30g) - 15wks (3.5m)
Crumble is 935g (gained 55g) - 41wks (10m)
Custard is 1000g (gained 45g) - 4.5yrs
Eloide is 340g (gained 65) - 6wks (1.5m)
Galaxy is 1030g (gained 155g) - 36wks (9m) (Heavily pregnant, due approx 23/9/11)
Millicent is 325g (gained 55g) - 6wks (1.5m)
Molly is 315g (gained 60g) - 4wks (1m)
Ruby is 1130g (gained 145g) - 25wks (6m) - (Heavily pregnant, due 16/9/11)
Sparrow is 905g (same) - 22wks (5.5m)
Subi is 1140g (lost 40g) - 2.5yrs
Yeti is 640g (gained 60g) - 15wks (3.5m)

Sheba is 765g (loss 25g) - 33wks (8m)(nursing)
Bear is 225g (gained 60g) - 2 weeks
Bodie is 210g (gained 55g) - 2 weeks
Ben is 210g (gained 65g) - 2 weeks

What a week! That was a lot of weight gain, especially from the newbies, the nursing bubs and the pregnant girls. Which is really good to see. Obviously the newbies (Elodie, Malakai, and Millicent) are settling in pretty well, and the babies are getting some nice rich milk from Sheba. I'm a little concerned that she's lost weight again. But considering the amount the boys have packed on this week, I'm thinking it's probably amazing that her loss was only 25g!

And a special mention needs to go out to Ruby and Galaxy - 145g and 155g gains respectively. That is such a good sign that those little bubbas are growing nice and strong, and that the girls are getting all the nutrients they need. Nothing makes me happier than watching piggies eating! They're such grateful little creatures.

And speaking of eating - we've had so many mouths to feed this month, that I've had to do the hay/grain shop a week early! So off I went to Capalaba Produce again on Saturday morning - only to discover that they didn't have any suitable hay. So, I ended up buying a MASSIVE bag of premium chaff instead. Along with my usual trolley full of grain/food mix. Capalaba really do a good mix - this is an example of a batch I got a few trips ago. I've jazzed up this month's mix with a few special extras - we'll soon see if they pigs like it (or if it was a waste of time!).


  1. That looks so good! Do the pigs likeit!? If yes I'm so trying it out!

  2. Yep - the pigs LOVE their grain mix! They all line up around the bowl!