How about this? Pigs?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Horsea, Jul 7, 2010.

  1. Horsea

    Horsea In the Brooder

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    Just today an acquaintance advised me that I could protect my free ranging flocks by introducing a...PIG. Apparently predators of all kinds are scared of pigs. [​IMG]

    Well, I thought that was kind of unusual, so I looked up PIG on this forum.

    Some here say that not only is a pig not a protector, it might even EAT THE CHICKENS.

    Now I have heard everything.
     
  2. Funky Feathers

    Funky Feathers former Fattie

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    I was told my my Dept. of Ag that pigs spread a deadly disease to chickens that can kill people. I forgot what it is called. Call & ask your Dept. of Ag. [​IMG]
     
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  3. FarmGirl01

    FarmGirl01 Songster

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    Pigs will eat anything they can catch, even chickens.
     
  4. Horsea

    Horsea In the Brooder

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    Quote:And I used to think that chickens were mainly herbivores - until I started raising a backyard flock. I have seen mine go after mice; chase my cats; and somehow swallow giant insects.

    But pigs eating anything they can catch? I am truly disbelieving. [​IMG]
     
  5. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Quote:And I used to think that chickens were mainly herbivores - until I started raising a backyard flock. I have seen mine go after mice; chase my cats; and somehow swallow giant insects.

    But pigs eating anything they can catch? I am truly disbelieving. [​IMG]

    Pigs are omnivores, and can be VERY DANGEROUS. Yes, they will eat chickens, cats, smaller dogs, anything they can catch. Ever heard of a wild boar? Guess what it is...a pig. Ever heard of javelina? Guess what it is...a pig. People think Porky Pig, and cute, or fat smelly mudwallowers, but pigs can be very aggressive creatures.
     
  6. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member 9 Years

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    Don't fall down in the pig pen or you will be dinner. If you have ever been around pigs, you know they are intelligent, inquisitive, and voracious. While pigs may associate peacefully with chickens once one figures out that they taste good, friendship is over and dinner is on.
     
  7. Ondra's Seramas

    Ondra's Seramas Drowning in Seramas

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    Quote:And I used to think that chickens were mainly herbivores - until I started raising a backyard flock. I have seen mine go after mice; chase my cats; and somehow swallow giant insects.

    But pigs eating anything they can catch? I am truly disbelieving. [​IMG]

    Pigs are omnivores, and can be VERY DANGEROUS. Yes, they will eat chickens, cats, smaller dogs, anything they can catch. Ever heard of a wild boar? Guess what it is...a pig. Ever heard of javelina? Guess what it is...a pig. People think Porky Pig, and cute, or fat smelly mudwallowers, but pigs can be very aggressive creatures.

    Some friends of mine had their pigs eat one of their cats.
     
  8. Godsgrl

    Godsgrl Ostrich wrangler

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    A friend of mine has a pot belly pig that has killed several ducks. They are very dangerous
     

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