Pig in the chicken run?

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by burntmuch, Sep 13, 2010.

  1. burntmuch

    burntmuch Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello Im considering raising a couple feeder pigs at some point. Now I do 2 batches of meat chickens a year, So for 7 mths a year I ll have a empty chicken run. If I used the proper fencing could I use the same space for the pigs. Right now I have chicks in the brooder right now, I was gonna build a tractor for them, But Im thinking I may just build a multi purpose permanant pen . What do you guys think
     
  2. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

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    If you mean pigs and chickens in there *at the same time*, the pigs will eat the chickens. Really really. Especially if they are meat chickens.

    If you mean pigs and meat chickens in there *alternately*, at different times of year, if you do enough cleaning/amending the ground in there in between animals, it would be fine. It would not really be a matter of "pigs in the chicken run" though as much as "chickens in a hog pen with smaller mesh added to it", since the pigs are the ones that require the more serious fencing.

    The chickens would probably be happier in a tractor, though [​IMG]

    Good luck, have fun,

    Pat
     
  3. burntmuch

    burntmuch Out Of The Brooder

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    Yep different times of year.
     
  4. burntmuch

    burntmuch Out Of The Brooder

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    Any other opinions on this
     

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