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Here Pig, Pig, Pig, Pig!

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by Buster, Apr 7, 2008.

  1. Buster

    Buster Back to Work

    I bought two pigs yesterday. We are excited to raise our own pork. One is a hampshire/duroc cross and the other is a yorkshire.

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  2. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Looks like many of us have moved into the pork business. LOL

    How much do they weigh in at now?

    Take care with the pink one during the heat of summer. It will sun burn easily. Sounds strange but true.
     
  3. Ericasl

    Ericasl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nice pigs Buster, can you smell the bacon?? We had a pig story of our own. You should read it!! The three little pigs showed up. We have got pigs gone wild here in Idaho!![​IMG]
     
  4. greyfields

    greyfields Overrun With Chickens

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    The Hamps are my favorites. I like my pork black skinned.
     
  5. NewHopePoultry

    NewHopePoultry Overrun With Chickens

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    They are cute.
    I used to have a hampshire/duroc cross as a pet. She was very smart and very cute.
     
  6. boilerjoe_96

    boilerjoe_96 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    is there a backyardswine.com site in the making? I missed out at the Animal Swap in Kankakee on sunday, real little pigs there sold for $10. I was too late(but still well before sunrise).

    I just got off the phone with a local pig farmer I know and his opinion was I wouldn't want a pig until they were about 40lbs. Said I would need to feed them a progression of 6 different formulas. He said it would be alot of work(maybe he thinks I can't handle it??) Anyway, they just got in or are getting 25 pounders and said in 3 weeks he could sell me a 40 lb pig for $40. I guess doesn't seem like a bad deal....
     
  7. MsMcChick

    MsMcChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds pretty fair in our area. I thought DD needed 40lb pigs for her fair project, but found out this week i'm having to buy 100lb ones instead. So, i'm not getting 3@ $40 each, i'm getting her 2@ $100 each. Ouch, that is a painful mix up! That, and the dang things weigh just 10 pounds less than she does! This oughta be a hoot!
     
  8. theOEGBman

    theOEGBman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are so cute! I want a pig so bad, Im trying to warm up my parents and grandma to the idea,lol.
     
  9. Buster

    Buster Back to Work

    Quote:Don't get just one. If you get two they try to out eat each other and grow bigger faster. Get at least two. Besides, if you get two you can raise one to eat and one to sell so you can cover the butcher bill.
     
  10. sara

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    They are so precious! I wanted to get some yesterday but the auction didn't have any [​IMG] I'll have to do some more looking I guess.
     

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