pigs attacked but by what in NH

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by outlawfarmer, Oct 16, 2011.

  1. outlawfarmer

    outlawfarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well something cut up and scratches their ears and one scratch almost through skin on mid body. By the time I noticed all print were covered. What ever it was loosened up electric fence 6"-3'

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  2. goobhen

    goobhen Chicks Rule

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    Are your pigs still alive? Could it have been dogs?
     
  3. outlawfarmer

    outlawfarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    YES ALIVE AND WELL but scratched up
     
  4. outlawfarmer

    outlawfarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Dogs are #1, but not any around off leash in recent days and no dog prrints in or out of pen. I live in coyote area too and also fox,bbear and fisher cats sighted in recent years.
     
  5. animalpro24

    animalpro24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How many do you have? Could they be doing this to each other?
     
  6. outlawfarmer

    outlawfarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No it is clearly fine cuts of a claw(s) about 1/2 inch apart from next claw in row of 2-3 claws

    We have 2
     
  7. LMEggs

    LMEggs Show Me Feathers Poultry CO

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    They did this to each other. It's VERY typical. They may not do it when your around it's normally rough housing and playing. If they have not had their teeth cut it will be even worst alot of newbie pigman don't know to cut the teeth as a newborn so it's becoming more common to see a roughed up ear or two on a pig and sometimes teeth cut or not they do it anyway.

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  8. LotsaChicken

    LotsaChicken Out Of The Brooder

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    I raise pigs and agree with LMEggs. That looks like something they would have done to each other either playing, or disputing over feed. It's not unusual for them to grab one another by the ear.
     
  9. LMEggs

    LMEggs Show Me Feathers Poultry CO

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    -nods- Very common!
     
  10. NorthestGeorgia14

    NorthestGeorgia14 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    LOL if it close to the house you would heard it if it was a dog . It could be the other pig
     

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