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bacon and eggs ?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by matthewgraves, Oct 19, 2009.

  1. matthewgraves

    matthewgraves Hatching

    Sep 24, 2009
    Can you raise a pig in your chicken pen?

  2. Uzuri

    Uzuri Songster

    Mar 25, 2009
    I would think Mr. Piggy might decided to wrap all the eggs and chickens up inside that bacon if you get my drift. Some pigs can be very... carnivorous.
  3. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

    Apr 20, 2007
    Ontario, Canada
    Yeap, a pig will eat any chicken it can catch. Also they obviously need much different, and in some respects much more *serious*, fencing than chickens do.

    Raising pigs in their own pen with free-ranging chickens is not such a terrible proposition, people do it and usually lose few or no chickens to the pigs; but you would not want the chickens penned *into* the pig pen [​IMG]

  4. Momo

    Momo Songster

    Mar 16, 2008
    Nelson BC
    When I was growing up we had pigs in a pen, and free ranging chickens. The bantams and EEs survived but the BSLs (heavier, calmer chickens) all got eaten by the pigs.
  5. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    Pigs will kill and eat chickens.

    If the pig died first or went into a coma, the chickens would devour it.
  6. Eggs4Sale

    Eggs4Sale Songster

    Jun 29, 2009
    We had a chicken inadvertently end up in the pigpen with 3 pig ladies. They ignored her, BUT if we had left her in there long enough, they would have certainly eaten her. She was unable to get out for some reason. Guess she didn't know what those wings are for.

    Pigs are VERY strong. If they are the size of a basset hound, don't think they are the same strength. They are powerful, powerful critters. Think how frail a chicken is. Picture piggy squishing up to chicken.

    If you have any doubts about bad pig manners, read the first chapter of the Grapes of Wrath. [​IMG]

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