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Hi I'm from Texas

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Txhomestead, May 14, 2016.

  1. Txhomestead

    Txhomestead Just Hatched

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    About 6 months ago I bought my children pot belly pigs... more for me than them because they're 1 and 4.. but my love for animals has really flourished we now own the pigs chickens a turkey goats sheep and one crazy dog.. we also dipped our luck with planting a couple of veggies.. because we live at the tip of South Texas the heat is pretty intense.. hoping for a good summer break.. I work at a school and summer break is around the corner and so is the arrival of our first litter of piglets.. we are all so excited
     
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and [​IMG] to BYC - glad that you have joined us. It sure seems like you have quite a menagerie! Good look with your piglets.

    You'll find lots of info in the Learning Centre
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center, and if you have a specific topic in mind, just type it in the search box - there's a wealth of information on past and present threads.

    You may wish to consider joining your state thread as it will put you in touch with other BYC members in your area - https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/270925/find-your-states-thread

    All the best
    CT
     
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  3. crazyfeathers

    crazyfeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome! I have 2 pot bellied pigs and a whole farm full of critters. Pot bellies are a close favorite to my chickens. Ive raised piglets in the house inside of a play pen, bottle fed piglets that fit into my hand, litter boxed trained, and loved every minute of it. We no longer breed our pot bellies due to the overwhelming number of pigs in shelters or in need of homes. They are smart, clean, fun, and stubborn.
     
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  4. Txhomestead

    Txhomestead Just Hatched

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    I'm really nervous of the labor process..I don't have an exact due date so that makes me super nervous..she's huge and looks super uncomfortable.. how many piglets did your pot belly pig have
     
  5. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us over here! I think you'd enjoy our sister forum, BackYardHerds.com, as well. I have no experience with pot belly pigs, but I used to raise pigs on a fair scale. They are wonderful animals! Enjoy the site(s)!
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Glad you joined us at Backyard chickens. Many years ago one of our neighbors had a pot belly pig.
     
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  8. crazyfeathers

    crazyfeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She had 2 litters and 9 each time. Crush injuries to the piglets worry me the most. For our girl Midnight she never had problems with labor but did crush 2, one i was able to save. Keep an eye on the piglets when they are born especially the runt to ensure it is eating and/or finding a nipple. Good luck with your litter. How exciting!
     
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    crazyfeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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  10. Txhomestead

    Txhomestead Just Hatched

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    I'm just nervous because I'm 2.5 weeks away from summer vacation... I'm not sure when her due date is...
     

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