Hogs

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by CaseyV, Sep 29, 2015.

  1. CaseyV

    CaseyV Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does anyone know a trick to keep hogs from dumping their water trough out? no matter how much water I put in it they will manage to find a way to make a mess with it. Very frustrating, I'm ready for them to go to the slaughter house (just being honest)
    Thanks!
     
  2. farmchick897

    farmchick897 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Get a heavy rounded concrete bowl. Found one at farm store for $25.
     
  3. CaseyV

    CaseyV Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for your reply. I will go look tomorrow.
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Hog nipple waterers. They're the only way to go IMO. It's also funny to watch them squirt themselves in the face when it's hot [​IMG]
     
  5. CaseyV

    CaseyV Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I will look into that also. My big sow likes to be sprayed with the hose, she will stand in front of it and open her mouth lol.
     
  6. Kingheman

    Kingheman Out Of The Brooder

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    Tumbling K Overrun With Chickens

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    if you do go the hog nipple route, be sure to pour a thick concrete slab under it, that slopes away from the pen.

    they will literally sit there biting the nipple, and let the water run out of their mouth, to make a huge mudhole/mess.
     
  8. politicalcenter

    politicalcenter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't have that problem. I have a livestock tank outside of the pig pen. I have a small threaded pipe running through the fence with the nipple attached to the end.

    It works like a charm and the pigs can't turn over the tank. But all pigs are different.
     
  9. donrae

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    Mine just make a hole. they use it as a wallow and we're okay with that. When we process the hogs we disassemble the pen and use the tractor to fix the ground.
     
  10. politicalcenter

    politicalcenter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is kinda off the subject but we have been raking acorns for two days now. We have a 45 gallon trash can filled and two 35 gallon cans.

    It ain't all acorns because of some leaves and grass in it but we did get a lot of acorns. People think we are nuts. They are probably right.

    We have a couple more spots and we will gather more. It is good pig food and puts the weight on them quickly.
     

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