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Let's talk pig!

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by poult, Feb 15, 2015.

  1. Yes I own 1-5 pig(s)!

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  2. Yes I own 5+!

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  3. No but I want to some day!

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  4. No but they interest me!

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  1. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    x3!!!! :love :love :love
     
  2. Jedwards

    Jedwards Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here's the little bandit stealing the Halloween gourds about 50 pounds ago... lol
     
  3. poult

    poult Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well I have officially died from such cute pictures! :th :love
     
  4. farmgirl360

    farmgirl360 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am a responsible pig breeder for 4-h and market so if anyone has questions I would love to help!!!:)
     
  5. poult

    poult Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a question :D first how ya been?! Lol! & second how mean are boers that aren't castrated?
     
  6. mymilliefleur

    mymilliefleur Keeper of the Flock

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    Are neighbors had a large black boer and a young boer that we took care of for a while. They were both very docile, and you could walk right up and pet them. It varys boar to boar though.
     
  7. poult

    poult Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok good to know thanx!
     
  8. farmgirl360

    farmgirl360 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    good

    well it depends they can be mean if you get the right one and there is a sal or gilt that Is in heat and its trying to breed it personally I have never had one attack me or anything of the sort but I always use caution espeacially when I am in the pasture (high weeds) and there is a bore and sals the reason for this is I am weary that they might think it is another bore and etc. but I will ask my dad if you want futher information

    but generally they are very nice
     
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  9. fried green eggs

    fried green eggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I grew up on a large farm and we always had about 300+ head of pigs, mostly York's and Hampshire. You also need to watch sows when they have little piglets because they can get very protective and aggressive.
     
  10. farmgirl360

    farmgirl360 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    wow the most we raise is 3 sals with litters

    and yes the mothers can be espeacially if you step into the furrowing crate my dad told me once that even though there in that crate and your in side back they can still easily bite you my dad said when he was little he bout lost his leg

    I have never had that happen except the sal normally wants to chew on my boot and we spend a little bit of extra pittle time outside like if we was filling the waters up

    do you still hog farm?
     
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