It was a hot day today, so when I went out to water the pigs, I spent some time spraying water for them to wallow in, like I always do.
After about one minute of cooling off, they felt comfortable enough that they decided to start breeding, right there next to me. No need for me to guess the breeding date---I got to witness the whole thing. (And can I just say, that corkscrew shape is VERY strange looking, and the spinning drill-type action downright bizarre!)
Anyway, now that I know the breeding date, I can count forward and announce that we should be expecting our first baby pigs sometime around August 27, give or take. Which means that they'll be ready to go to their new homes by late October.
Guinea hogs are a fantastic heritage breed and are super easy to care for. I already have a small waiting list for piglets, so if you're interested in buying one (or more) let me know!