raising feeder pigs in winter in massachusettes

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  1. MamaHutch06

    MamaHutch06 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi I am contemplating getting 2 pigs for christmas. I have heard pros and cons on raising them in winter and spring. I am wondering what everyone elses opinion is. If anyone has any suggestions for me that would be great.
     
  2. cubalaya

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    i got mine in may and processed in november. when do you plan to process?
     
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  3. MamaHutch06

    MamaHutch06 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got mine yesterday and plan on processing at beginning of May. I have never raised pigs before so if you have any suggestions I would be happy to hear them.

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  4. cubalaya

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    are you raising them in a pen or on pasture?
     
  5. MamaHutch06

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    In a pen with an area to roam in pasture
     
  6. cubalaya

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    thats great. what do you plan to feed them? i had mine in a small pen and used the four corners method.
     
  7. MamaHutch06

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    They are currently on Grain, cracked corn lots of bread and scraps.What is the four corners method? We also have a heat light going for added warmth as has been below 20 degrees all week.
     
  8. cubalaya

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    their drinking water and mud bath in one corner, their shelter in one corner, feed trough in one corner, and them using the bathroom in the other corner. i am interested in seeing some other posts talking about winter care.
     
  9. MamaHutch06

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    Oh I see that sounds pretty cool. I am also interested in seeing other posts about winter care. I have searched everywhere and cant seem to find any groups talking about raising pigs in the winter (in the northeast). I would love to hear how every does it!
     

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