Three little piggies move outside...

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by boilerjoe_96, May 18, 2008.

  1. boilerjoe_96

    boilerjoe_96 Songster

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    My piggies moved outside yesterday. Got them on 4/13 they were 9 lbs...today Red one is 43...others are a few lbs heavier... The two white ones I am raising for some friends. The red one has quite a personality. Real friendly likes to be petted...no she isn't about to bite me(see close up of her with mouth open).

    Can't wait for all the chops, bacon and sausage.....

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  2. wynedot55

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    you can tell those piggies are growing real good.an they look good to boot.
     
  3. lilcountry

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    What breed are they? I want like 2 pigs, are they hard to raise? What is the best breed for bacon etc
     
  4. boilerjoe_96

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    Not sure.. these were culls(thus free) from a local pig nursery guy... I think the Red may be Duroc and the others are Chester or Yorkshire...(maybe)...

    Getting them so small was only a minor issue, they had to be fed expensive food, but other than that they are pretty easy. Keep them with food and water. When inthe barn they were a little smelly(mainly because I only cleaned the pen 1 time a week).

    All in all I would say easy to raise. They are fun to play with(as much asyou can play with a pig), my girls(7, 5 and 14 months) love them....

    I have these 3 in a 16X40 pen which(I think) is plenty big for 3 pigs.
     
  5. hensdeliverthegoods

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    I'm so interested in getting a couple of pigs to raise for meat, but I hear they can get out of just about everything! What are you doing to keep yours in the pen?
     
  6. boilerjoe_96

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    Right now? Just 48" woven wire field fence. They have only been out there a couple days. I can tell already though, I need to get to work installing the electric fence. I was planning on running a wire about 6 inches off the ground, that(I would think) will keep them off the fence and keep them from escaping. I guess I will see.....
     
  7. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

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    Hey BoilerJo...good looking pigs! I have mine in a fence...1x3 I think it is..and it is burried about 6 inches. He does root...but not to get out. I just throw him grass clumps..and he is happy.
     
  8. Becky89*

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    I remeber when my dad use to raise piggies they were so cute and we always got the breed called the Blue butts [​IMG] thats what the neighbor that gave them to us called them anyways.

    I miss raising pigs maybe when I am up on my own two feet more I should get some.
     
  9. greyfields

    greyfields Crowing

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    Mine are only around 35#'s at the moment. I had such a tough time finding weaners this year. But I'm so very proud that you are raisign them under the sun, on dirt, as nature intended. [​IMG]
     
  10. rooster0209

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    Floppy ears are Chesters & pointy ears are Yorkshires...I used to show pigs in FFA

    I think they are adorable. I would have a hard time eating one
     

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