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I was planning to keep my 4 month old pot bellied pig in my newly built chicken coop and run with my chickens.  She is smaller than the chickens.  Just  told that it would not be  a good idea to keep her with the chickens. she might  eat the eggs and chickens.  Is this true?  Anyone have any  ideas or plans for a  new PIG House and Run.  Pictures would be great.

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We have our pigs outside. They are not with the chickens, but the chickens go in and out of the pigs pen all day long. The pot bellies don't bother the chickens at all. Even eat and drink out of the same dishes at the same time...

As for the eggs??? They could possibly eat the eggs if laid on the ground.

Eventually your pot belly will get larger and could possibly do more damage to/with the chickens.
Specially if it's an unfixed male.

Our pot bellies have inside access to a large pen inside the barn, then a huge fenced in area outside. With a ramp for them to get in and out.

Hope that helps a little..
Shawna

I needed another dog like I need a hole in the head....Yes, we got dog #5 last weekend...
2 daughters and a husband--whose currently deployed for round #2
Do it Chunk~~ Do It~~ Do the TRUFFLE SHUFFLE!!!!!
Shawna
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I needed another dog like I need a hole in the head....Yes, we got dog #5 last weekend...
2 daughters and a husband--whose currently deployed for round #2
Do it Chunk~~ Do It~~ Do the TRUFFLE SHUFFLE!!!!!
Shawna
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post #3 of 8
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Shawna   How tall is the fence?  We have bobcats and coyotes that would love to snack on my baby pot bellied pig.  I was thinking that I would have to build a large  run that is covered for safety.  Sandy

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Our fence is about 4 feet tall.....
It could be shorter, but was a little lazy when putting up the fencing for the pot bellys.
We do have all kinds of wild animals out here...Bear, fox, coyotes, wolves, deer, skunks, fishers, wood chucks, weasles just to name a few...
So far knock on wood nothing has ever tried to get one of the animals....

If the pig has an indoor access for night that you could close him into at night that might help...

I have heard bears love the sound of a squealing pig...We have never lost an animal to the bear yet...

Actually about 4 days ago our neighbor called around 3:30 p.m. and said he seen a huge black bear walking from our swap in the back.....A little scary to say the least as hubby was out there until 10:30 at night that night putting up sheep fencing so we could expand out pasture/paddocks....

Shawna

I needed another dog like I need a hole in the head....Yes, we got dog #5 last weekend...
2 daughters and a husband--whose currently deployed for round #2
Do it Chunk~~ Do It~~ Do the TRUFFLE SHUFFLE!!!!!
Shawna
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I needed another dog like I need a hole in the head....Yes, we got dog #5 last weekend...
2 daughters and a husband--whose currently deployed for round #2
Do it Chunk~~ Do It~~ Do the TRUFFLE SHUFFLE!!!!!
Shawna
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post #5 of 8
Thread Starter 

Shawna,  Thanks for the information.  I am new to this.  Only had my chickens for one year and this little piggy for 2 months.  Planning to get two ducks, how do ducks and PBP get along?  Is it best to just keep one pig or could I consider getting another?  She is still young.   Soo many questions .  Thanks,  Sandy

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Originally Posted by sandy sea 

Shawna,  Thanks for the information.  I am new to this.  Only had my chickens for one year and this little piggy for 2 months.  Planning to get two ducks, how do ducks and PBP get along?  Is it best to just keep one pig or could I consider getting another?  She is still young.   Soo many questions .  Thanks,  Sandy


Our chicken pen is different than the pigs...(I hope that's what you were asking earlier~~the height of the pig pen fencing).
Our ducks are too heavy to really fly we have mascovy ducks. So they don't really go in the pot belly pigs pen. So I really can't answer that one for you...
We do have our chickens, ducks, and guinea together. They all get along fine together. Then when they are out free ranging the geese and peacocks are loose too....

I would suggest getting anoter pig for yours. They are social animals and do better when they have company. I wouldn't get a male (intact) unless you want babies. They can breed back there own moms I believe around 1 month old or so...
I would get either another female or a fix male...

Keep asking questions if you have them, I will gladly try and help you out...I have no real creditable information, only my own exsperiences and what the books say, but maybe it could help you too....

Glad to help
Shawna


Edited by Run-A-Muck Ranch - 5/20/08 at 2:48pm
I needed another dog like I need a hole in the head....Yes, we got dog #5 last weekend...
2 daughters and a husband--whose currently deployed for round #2
Do it Chunk~~ Do It~~ Do the TRUFFLE SHUFFLE!!!!!
Shawna
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I needed another dog like I need a hole in the head....Yes, we got dog #5 last weekend...
2 daughters and a husband--whose currently deployed for round #2
Do it Chunk~~ Do It~~ Do the TRUFFLE SHUFFLE!!!!!
Shawna
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post #7 of 8
Thread Starter 

Shawna,  Thank you again for all the answers. I will have to let my husband know that I will be needing another pen and run  for my pigs. { Noticed I changed the word pig to pigs ] Any pictures of yours?  Sandy

post #8 of 8
PBPs are very docile and won't bother your chickens. My chickens are used to being around goats too, so they move out of the way when the fear of being stepped on is eminent. My chickens sleep with my PBP during the day and even eat out of his bowl while he's eating.
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