Guess who had babies at Shaker Village today? Her contractions began around 2:15 pm and ended at around 4:00 pm. Mr. Billy Mangiardi served as the midwife. In the videos below, two of the many piglets are filmed being born. The first film displays a backward birth, also called a “breech.” The second film shows a more common, head-first, birth.
Mother pigs rarely give birth when people are present. Today was a special treat for all the visitors at Hancock Shaker Village who witnessed this rare event!
In the photo below, Billy is shown giving a big ole’ smooch to one of the piglets!
If anyone is interested in seeing what the father looked like, here is a link to one of my past blog entries:https://chickenladylaura.wordpress.com/2013/01/12/how-much-worth-is-a-tamworth-worth/