Pigs! Hogs! 4H!

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by awesomefowl, Nov 18, 2010.

  1. awesomefowl

    awesomefowl Argues with Goats

    I am probably going to raise a pig for 4H.
    Anybody else?
     
  2. awesomefowl

    awesomefowl Argues with Goats

    Oink! Oink! I can't wait!
     
  3. TeamChaos

    TeamChaos Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 8, 2009
    No, but I'm eager to read your experiences! (I'm hoping my daughter will join 4H this year)
     
  4. poultryfan73

    poultryfan73 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Last year was my first year and there wasnt one negative expierence! This year im raising another 2 plus a steer and a meat rabbit!
     
  5. awesomefowl

    awesomefowl Argues with Goats

    Any tips? In the winter, is a stall (not very warm) or a large pen better? The stall would sure be easier for me. [​IMG]
     
  6. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    The stall will work. Keep it clean & put in LOTS of hay, & the pig will burrow under to keep warm.
     
  7. awesomefowl

    awesomefowl Argues with Goats

    Thanks! Once it is warm in the spring, I'll move him to the pig. Pork chops!!!!!
     
  8. awesomefowl

    awesomefowl Argues with Goats

    Quote:I will keep it VERY clean as I don't perticularly love the smell of pig!
     
  9. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    It was a NIGHTMARE for me & my brother(R.I.P.) when we were kids. Dad raised pigs in a stall in the barn & just threw down more hay when it got filthy. It was up to my brother(R.I.P.) & I to clean it out & put it on the garden. Every pitchfork load we tried to pick up had the haystring holding it down. Putting the haystring in with it made us FURIOUS, but we sure didn't tell dad.
     
  10. awesomefowl

    awesomefowl Argues with Goats

    Quote:Oh dear! That sounds awful! I am not going to let it get filthy! I am a kid, and do not want to deal with that!
     

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