We just got Mardi a supposedly mini pig. All the adults at the farm were pretty small, 50ish pounds max. I didn't realize how tiny he would be at 8 weeks old. He seems like he is maybe 5 pounds. I have him in a dog crate with straw, food and water and am trying to get him used to us before introducing to our dog. We have about 4 acres and about 1 acre fenced in with chain link fence, really good at keeping our chickens in and neighbor dogs out. I will check to make sure there are no secret holes or weak spots before letting Mardi out. I am concerned though with how tiny he is just letting him have the run of an acre. We built him a nice pig house next to the coop. I am also concerned now if I let him outside I won't be able to catch him again. We have a small garden area that is fenced in (and nothing growing now) so I thought I'd let him out in that first. We did discuss fencing off a smaller part of the acre for him but I wanted to give him the whole acre. So my question is, is it safe for him to be out on the acre right now or should I contain him to a smaller area until he gets bigger?