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who on here has hogs

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by bluedog, Jun 11, 2008.

  1. bluedog

    bluedog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    to day my sow had 13 pigs. i had 4 hogs befor the sow had her pigs 2 of them is for breeding the other 2 is for the Freezer. i will try to get some pics on here
     
  2. hangemhorns

    hangemhorns Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have 5...2 are for breeding and the other 3 are for eating....
     
  3. ChickenCop

    ChickenCop Chillin' With My Peeps

    Im seriously thinking about getting some hogs for the freezer....Just really have no idea what all entails of doing it right....[​IMG]
     
  4. chicks for better health

    chicks for better health Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just bought my first two last week. They are 7 months old. I think I might buy another 3 pigs this weekend.
     
  5. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    We have two little sows. They are both for the freezer. I would love to raise a few to breed, but DH is TOTALLY against it.....for now. LOL
    We had a big boy, he is already in the freezer. One down, 2 to go. LOL
     
  6. boilerjoe_96

    boilerjoe_96 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have three... two gilts and a barrow.... One gilt for our family freezer, the other two for my co-workers families.... Mine are about 90 lbs right now....

    I have found an endless supply of baby pigs, so there will be no pig breeding at my house.....
     
  7. boilerjoe_96

    boilerjoe_96 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I used scrap lumber to put together a 8X8 hog house(I have 3), made it 3 - 4 feet tall, had to buy some OSB for the walls.... Fenced in a 40X16 area(get good fence such as hog panels or cow grade woven wire fence...no welded wire)... Built an automatic feeder(found plans dated 1920 off internet)... Bought a $19 nipple waterer(metal pipe with nipple on end, install a post, lag bolt to post, then hook hose to waterer... They always have water, I do not have to refill troughs... Wouldn't work in winter...but mine piggies will be frozen long before I will be) [​IMG]


    They have lots of character. I love the pigs...
     
  8. rooster0209

    rooster0209 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 7, 2008
    North Dakota
    I grew up showing hogs in 4H & FFA in OK.

    My coop is a hog house. My DH grandparents had them years ago and he raised them growing up and thru college. I can't talk him into any now [​IMG]
     
  9. greyfields

    greyfields Overrun With Chickens

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    I only buy and raise weaners... however, we've met an AI tech who can do sows, too. I'm tempted to get a sow and raise a litter per year.
     
  10. bluedog

    bluedog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thats great its good to see peps still grow there own pork . i have for years and it much better then you buy at the store. i have 2 thats all most ready for the Freezer [​IMG] and a big boar and sow for breeding and 13 new pigs
     

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