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Is there anything you can't feed a pig?

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Is there anything that is recommended to not be fed to a pig? I can't seem to find a do not feed list anywhere. We just got 3 babies on Sunday. Pork, Beans, and Bacon, named by my 7 year old.

Mom to a daughter, a black lab mix, a heinz 57 puppy, two cats, dual purpose and bantam chickens, guineas, pilgrim geese, muscovy ducks, a pair of turkeys, two snakes, two gerbils, two parakeets, a fish, and wife to a loving husband who I promised to that the more tools he gets, the more garanimals I get, the tools just make it that much easier for me to build more housing for my menagerie, lol.
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Mom to a daughter, a black lab mix, a heinz 57 puppy, two cats, dual purpose and bantam chickens, guineas, pilgrim geese, muscovy ducks, a pair of turkeys, two snakes, two gerbils, two parakeets, a fish, and wife to a loving husband who I promised to that the more tools he gets, the more garanimals I get, the tools just make it that much easier for me to build more housing for my menagerie, lol.
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Congrats on your new piggies!! They can be so much fun, and a great learning experience for children.While pigs will eat almost anything you put in there. MEAT is a definate NO NO! Make sure you worm them in a month or so..and if you have males...be sure they are, or will be castrated SOON! ( of course, thats if these pigs are for eating and not breeding) Oh, and where are the pics!??? wink

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You might want to check this thread out on pigs and how dangerous they can be to chickens and other animals.

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?pid=787002#p787002

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Originally Posted by jlbpooh 

Is there anything that is recommended to not be fed to a pig?


I wouldn't recommend feeding them humans, you might get in trouble with the law, if they find out.

Although, many people suggest not feeding meat anyway.

-Kim


Edited by Wolf-Kim - 7/22/08 at 11:39pm
Sorry, I no longer have dorkings!
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Sorry, I no longer have dorkings!
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Wolf-Kim
I wouldn't recommend feeding them humans, you [i :

might[/i] get in trouble with the law, if they find out.


We name every pig "Mr Wu".  tongue

Pigs cannot digest or tolerate uncooked potato skins.  We also elect to not feed ours meat or meat scraps from the kitchen.  They eat absolutely everything else.  They even eat zuccini, which makes me the most popular guy on the island when everyone's zuccinis bolt on them.

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Thank you for your replies. I had already seen the part about the potato peels and I knew not to feed any meat. I had seen that someone on here said they loved acorns. We built their pen under an oak tree that has low branches so they always have shade. I read someplace else last night that acorns and oak leaves were poisonous to them. Did we make a mistake? I need to post pictures when I get them downloaded.

A funny story though:
The first night we had them, we finally decided the pen was pig proof and walked in the house. A few minutes later, the guineas started going nuts and my dog started barking. I looked outside and didn't see anything. They started to do it again so I walked outside. As I walked towards the noise of the guineas, I saw them standing around the side of the pig pen in a semicircle. At first I thought they had just finally noticed the pigs, but when I got closer, they had trapped one of the piggies against the side of the pen. She was trying desperately to get back in until we rounded her up and stuck her back in with  her buddies. Needless to say we spent the next hour repigproofing the pen after we figured out where she had climbed up to get out.

By the way all 3 are girls, we didn't want to have to worry about castrating anyone.

I forgot to add that we wormed them the first day we had them.


Edited by jlbpooh - 7/23/08 at 5:34pm
Mom to a daughter, a black lab mix, a heinz 57 puppy, two cats, dual purpose and bantam chickens, guineas, pilgrim geese, muscovy ducks, a pair of turkeys, two snakes, two gerbils, two parakeets, a fish, and wife to a loving husband who I promised to that the more tools he gets, the more garanimals I get, the tools just make it that much easier for me to build more housing for my menagerie, lol.
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Mom to a daughter, a black lab mix, a heinz 57 puppy, two cats, dual purpose and bantam chickens, guineas, pilgrim geese, muscovy ducks, a pair of turkeys, two snakes, two gerbils, two parakeets, a fish, and wife to a loving husband who I promised to that the more tools he gets, the more garanimals I get, the tools just make it that much easier for me to build more housing for my menagerie, lol.
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post #7 of 7

Hello everyone I am new to raising meat pigs and am looking for some advice. I have a list started for items not to feed my pigs and am looking for input and to make sure I have not missed anything Here it is: No Raw potatoes,asparagus, broccoli, bell peppers, onions, banana peals, citrus fruit and NO meat. Please if there is more to add let me know and if some of the items can come off my list let me know that also. Thank you

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