My PBP's are getting a bit too fat...

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by redhen, Nov 5, 2010.

  1. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Since i have been using hay as their bedding...
    They must just sit there and eat and eat ALL night long.. [​IMG]

    I dont feel comfortable cutting down on their pig feed.. cause i think that it has all the nutrients that they need in it..
    So..heres my dilemma.. i need thick bedding for them for the winter... we have been putting in a bale of hay at a time.. and they go through that in about a week.
    I know that i can use straw..but if they eat that..will they get sick?
    Maybe use straw on the bottom and just some hay on top for a treat?
    WHat do others use for pig bedding in the winter time?
    I was thinking of getting them pig blankets..(heating pads).. but i'd need 3 of them... and i cant run that much electricity off of the extension cord...
    I just cant stand the thought of them being cold outside..
    They survived last winter..(their first winter outside..) but they looked rough come spring time.. [​IMG]
     
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  2. arabianequine

    arabianequine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't have pot belly pigs nor have I but we used straw for our pigs when got too cold and I did not notice it being eaten. If really cold we used one heat lamp too but one pig and in a shelter not very big.
     
  3. farmchick897

    farmchick897 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Make them pig sweaters. [​IMG]
     
  4. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Quote:Thanks! Maybe i'll try a heat lamp then!
     
  5. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Quote:LOL.. dont laugh.. i had my mother make one for Hammie when he was a piglet... [​IMG]
     
  6. Ang

    Ang Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pigs don't eat straw. I grew up on a hog farm and we bedded all of our hogs with straw. Save yourself some money and use straw. [​IMG]
     
  7. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Quote:Thanks!! Thats what we'll do then! [​IMG]
     
  8. mamawolf544

    mamawolf544 Unbreakable Heart

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    I give our little pig empty feed bags, I just gave her 3 today. She makes her own bedding with them and covers up the door to her pighouse.
     
  9. sandy sea

    sandy sea Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use straw bales for wind blocks and straw for bedding. They move the straw around to make a nice beds. I also give them some blankets which they use as covers. Mine do not eat the straw.
     

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