Pigs and chickens

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Sisters chickens, Jul 22, 2018.

  1. Sisters chickens

    Sisters chickens In the Brooder

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    I love mini pigs they’re my favorite animals. Weird I know. But can I keep my pigs and chickens together in the same pin and coops? Are does my pig need a different place to sleep in.
     
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  2. sylviethecochin

    sylviethecochin Free Ranging

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    We used to keep a few pigs, when I was a kid. They happily ate everything, including other animals. I wouldn't keep them together.
     
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  3. MROO

    MROO Free Ranging

    They may well get along, bit if you keep your pigs and chickens together, you'll never see another egg ... or chick.
     
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    Neighbor's pigs ate almost my entire flock a few years ago because they were underfed. They are vicious creatures when hungry. If you do keep one, please keep it well fed at all times. :(
     
  5. anvia

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    We have free range hens who cheerfully march through the pig field - but they don’t live there. It’s going to depend on how you set it up. I wouldn’t trust my pigs an inch though. By nature pigs are clever omnivores... maybe ours are too well fed to bother going after a hen? - so far we’ve not lost any to the pigs.... yet.... maybe we’ve just been lucky? But I wouldn’t put them together unless you have no other option. If the pigs ever escape - they are straight to the hen house egg raiding & that’s annoying
     

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