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I recieved a 10 week old pig

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by Dottie Pratt, Dec 9, 2008.

  1. Dottie Pratt

    Dottie Pratt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was told it was a Chinese Polland I think. Does anyone have any info. on these types of pigs?

    Like how big will it get?
    Do I need another for company?
    If I don't get attached!!!!! lol How old before it can be buthered?
    Its a girl. How old before breeding?

    I'm driving my husband crazy!!!!
    Won't get involed with our little farm.
    Say's I just build the pens!!!!![​IMG]

    Dottie
     
  2. jvls1942

    jvls1942 Overrun With Chickens

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    good breed.. big pig......try to not breed until a year old..

    Hubby building pens,,,a good thing,,,he is invloved, just doesn't know it..

    be thankful...

    ...jiminwisc.......
     
  3. Indiana hens

    Indiana hens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 25, 2008
    Pendleton, Indiana
    Neighbor uses them for hog roasts. They fit inside his 60 gallon drum roaster w/out head. They are supposed to require less feed also. My personal experience is that it is more about the owners attachment than if it needs company. Our last pig out of 4 was a runt and she was a sight after the others went. Reminded me of Charlottes Web. She would do anything to get attention! Loved her belly scratched. If you scratched behind her ear she would just drop like she was passing out! Best pork that I have ever eaten! Had to take her to the butcher while Gf was at work though. Gone is final!
     
  4. Dottie Pratt

    Dottie Pratt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks

    Gonna start rubbing her behind her ears!!! lol
    She comes to me already.

    Man big pig!! Oh my gosh.
    What a Cristmas present I got. Love it.[​IMG]

    My husband is just saying he's not involved. I know i'm lucky. He's great.


    Dottie


    60 gallon drum roaster!!!!! OH MY!!!!
     
  5. hatchaholic

    hatchaholic Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 23, 2008
    South Carolina
    Rub her belly, too. She will just fall over on her side. Watch your toes, though. Doesn't feel good to have them squashed by a 100lb pig when she lays on them!!

    We took our 3 yorkshire-landrace crosses to butcher at about 6 months. Dressed out, one was 205, one was 200 and one was 187lbs.

    If you want bbq, you'll want to take at about 120 lbs (I think that's right...someone please correct me if I'm wrong.) And, for freezer, about 250 lbs. There is a fairly easy calculation to figure out weight by measuring length and girth.

    Good luck with your pig! I love mine. I couldn't imagine not having some around!!
     
  6. wendy

    wendy On the Hill

    Jun 14, 2007
    central louisiana
    No pics yet Dottie? [​IMG]

    How much feed does she eat? I have heard alot of people say they eat alot till they get butchered. [​IMG]
     

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