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I seem to remember it was 19. That was an unusually large litter although we've had some others in the high teens.

Most litters are eight to 12. Gilts generally start out around six to eight and then add one piglet count per parity (litter) until they drop off dramatically as old sows and then cease to heat.
 

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Might have been hypoglycemia - not getting enough sugar from not getting enough milk. Grafting onto other sows can help if the sow does not have enough teats.
 

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My largest litter from Big Mamma was 20. Unfortunately she had them in August and I was at work so only 10 made it.
 
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