We have five new residents at Kindness Ranch! The long anticipated five Hartford Pigs finally arrived this week. All five are one year old females, weighing about 90 lbs when they are fully grown they will weight approx 180 lbs. They came from a lab in Northern Colorado, and were used in a PK study.
It was quite the adventure in getting these five little piggies. Last week, our Ranch Manager David Sleeper traveled to Colorado to pick them up. Turns out, the timing wasn’t the best as it was the day the Colorado floods devastated the area of Northern Colorado. Needless to say, David was stuck down in Colorado, the roads were closed and the pigs were going to have to stay put at the lab for the time being. Luckily they were all safe and sound. The adventure to pick up the pigs began again this week, they were picked up on Wednesday and made it safe and sound back to the ranch and were greeted by staff and four visiting volunteers.
The five pigs had never been all together before, they had been separated 3 and 2 together, so it made the process very interesting to say the least. It took some working it out among themselves, but now they seem to be getting along well.
We still need to name them all, thinking the “javelina” sisters fits them well! They are feisty, athletic and full of energy!
Their introduction to freedom, exploring new things and a huge play area are all part of their new day at Kindness Ranch!