New pigs

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by blucoondawg, Mar 8, 2016.

  1. blucoondawg

    blucoondawg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well I'm diving into pigs head first, hopefully it works out, I've never messed with pigs yet but by this weekend I'll have 6 feeders. I was only going to do 2 or 3 but the wife got to talking to people and now we're up to 6 and if I had the room I could do a lot more, seems everyone wants a pig. We will be raising a Tamworth/mulefoot cross. Hopefully they do well. I've moved my meat bird hoop coop over to the pig area for a shelter for the pigs now I've just got to string some electric fence and build a trough.
     
  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I hope you enjoy your pigs. We've also found when we're raising feeders everyone we know wants to get in for at least a half. We've got four on order for later this spring. We usually sell the extras for enough that our meat is free. Buying feed in bulk is a great money saver if you've got a mill nearby.

    I want to be able to run at least one sow on our new place. Folks around here sure love their pork [​IMG]
     
  3. blucoondawg

    blucoondawg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The people we are getting these from are getting their feed for around 7 bucks a 50lb bag went they buy in quantity. That seems like a fair price there's another mill I'm gonna check but I doubt it will get much cheaper unless you go bulk and I don't currently have anything to store bulk feed. If we like having them around maybe we'll get a couple breeders next
     
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    blucoondawg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Got the pigs and put them out in their pasture/woods area. They like having so much room and figured out the nipple waterer right away.

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  5. donrae

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    They look like nice long bodied animals. Lots of bacon [​IMG]

    The folks we're getting ours from didn't get their sow to settle until late, so the piglets were just born this last week. Puts us a little farther out than we'd wanted, but that's okay. they're planning on another litter in July, so we'll likely do two batches.
     
  6. blucoondawg

    blucoondawg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ya there about half and half some longer some shorter. The one sow is the biggest and she's nice and long she would be a good one to start breeding but I've got enough people after pigs I'm just gonna butcher her. I may get a breeder next year actually it's the wife that wants to mess with that lol. She just loves watching the babies
     

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