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Hi Phil1

Afraid to say, I couldn’t work out where the kicking leg was! I think you really need someone who has seen hogs giving birth to know whether that is what it was. But, apparently hogs will sometimes eat their babies if they are disturbed when they are tiny, and I suppose it’s possible they might do the same if they thought something was amiss with them or they were born dead or something. I know it sounds horrid, but it’s nature’s way, I suppose, of making use of what she has just put in to producing them.

I have seen a hog having sort of spasms, too, DwarfHog and imagined she was coughing, but it looked a bit different from the video.

I cant remember Phil1. Do we know she is definitely a female?