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found a mini potbelly pig in the back yard last week heres a pic

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by floridachickhatcher, Nov 19, 2011.

  1. floridachickhatcher

    floridachickhatcher Songster

    May 22, 2011

    we called animal control to take him away

  2. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

    Jan 4, 2009
    Claremore, OK
    ?? Who dumps a pot-bellied pig?
  3. mhwc56

    mhwc56 Songster

    Aug 5, 2010
    my house in maryland
  4. NewHopePoultry

    NewHopePoultry Crowing

    Apr 9, 2007
  5. Quote:not nessicerily, pigs are AMAZING escape artists, and once they do get out, they can roam for miles.

    friend of my friends has a 500lb Duroc mix pig who is a pet and 7 years old, he gets out of his spacious pen on average of 25 times a year, no matter how many toys, how much food, or how much attention he is given, if he wants out he WANTS out, I'm amazed at the power a pig has in it's nose alone.

    once Frankferter (the pigs name), got out and was gone for over two weeks, until the animal control in a town FOUR hours away answered their add about a missing pig.
    Last edited: Nov 19, 2011
  6. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

    May 19, 2008
    Western MA
    Aww. i hope the little guy finds his home... [​IMG]

    Mine have been breaking out lately too... they are sooo strong, their little noses can lift and shove amazing things out of the way to DIG out of a fence... *sigh*

    Thank god, my neighbors are cool and bring them, home for us... (they literally go to the neighbors house begging treats.. or when they hear one of neighbors running power tools, they break out to go investigate.. something about power tools or power saws or leaf blowers the sound makes them run up to you [​IMG] )
    Yeah... i need to get my neighbors something good for Christmas.. [​IMG]

    But piggies are grounded now until we can make the fence around the yard stronger.. put logs along the bottom or something...
    They are NOT happy campers... [​IMG]
  7. Debbiesflocks

    Debbiesflocks Chirping

    Jul 20, 2011
    If your pigs are getting out try running a single strand of electric wire at nose height. My little pig pen is made out of 1x4 wood and i have no problems with escape.

  8. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

    May 19, 2008
    Western MA
    Quote:He he he.... i'll tell hubby about the electric wire...
    He said he "should" have the problem fixed his next day off by placing big logs on the spots they are digging out under...
    we'll see... [​IMG]

    Yeah, they cant get out of their pig "pen" either..(thats where they are grounded too)
    BUt i also let them daily into my yard to forage and get excercise...
    but my yard is small and hilly... and it dips down a hill into the woods....
    So... running a secure fence line was/is a major PIA... *sigh*
    We've had it this way for several years now and its worked fine... only this last fall have they really started to break out.. [​IMG]
    What i found was.. they loove going into the woods to eat the acorns... so.. you know a pig..once they KNOW that food is on the other side of the fence... they can be super stubborn. [​IMG]
  9. watchdogps

    watchdogps Songster

    Jun 4, 2011
    Central Ohio
    Quote:A lot of people. I used to work with a lady who did potbelly rescue, and they were always inundated. People get them and don't realize how big they will get, or how much work they are, etc.
  10. Debbiesflocks

    Debbiesflocks Chirping

    Jul 20, 2011
    Thought I would post a picture of my little pig pen. I laid out railroad ties and Nailed 2x4 uprights to them then nailed the 1x4s on and run 2 strands of electric on the inside. This is the second batch of pigs i have raised in it with no escapee's.


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