So, today I lost four of the piggies from the growout pens. Two males, and two females. The last two nights have been brutally cold, 23 F and 32 F respectively. I was watching them run around quite happily, all of them. I was carefully looking for any major changes in behaviour.
I had a temperature gauge that measures highs and lows, and the high in their igloo. And the one igloo had the low temp was 52 F. That should be fine.
But, what I screwed up was giving them water 730 am… I removed their water last night so the bottles wouldn’t freeze. If they were super cold, and the water was cold, that may have been enough to kill them? It was already into the 40s by a little after 9, and hit the 50s. I also didn’t feed them any extra veggies this week, so they may be low in Vitamin C?