Since hogs can have pigs virtually year round, new litters are not unusual at any time. Right now I have three sows with piglets on my small property.
Sadly, I found a dead dog – a pit bull – near one feeder last week. I did not recognize the dogs as one I’ve seen on game camera pictures before, don’t know where it came from. No readily apparent trauma,appeared to be in good health = except dead. After the skin was co,ing off the carcass due to critters and weather, I could see one front leg appeared to be broken. This reinforced my theory that the dog happened upon the group of hogs at the feeder, and the sows probably pinned him against a nearby dead tree and fatally injured him with head butting – as sows do not always have the tusks to cut deeply. Mamma hogs can be VERY protective of their young.
Note also in the picture that the sow is feeding on corn while her young are nursing, but one little pigs has already begun eating corn?