We are participating in a pig share this year! There are four pigs in a large wooded area that is fenced in with electrical fence. This allows them to root and dig and generally enjoy a very natural habitat. It also cuts down on feed and odor as they spread their manure out over a wider area. These pigs will be at market weight of 250 lbs or so by September when they will be taken to our local butcher for processing.
We moved the chics to the brooder the day after the hatch. Sadly the other two eggs mentioned in this video did NOT hatch. Not sure why. They had pecked one hole but didn't get any further. I opened the eggs and found fully developed chicks inside. The only think I can think of is that these eggs got jostled and rolled around as the other chics hatched. Maybe that dissoriented them?
I just candled my eggs and found that 6 out of the remaining 11 eggs are viable. Not that great of an average really but it's what I have to work with. When you candle eggs look for a dark shadow that moves around as you rotate the egg. Also look for blood vessels criss crossing the shell. We're just a day or two away from the hatch!