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Why are their pigs for sale on craigslist.....isn't it to early???

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by Willow's Meadow, Feb 12, 2011.

  1. Willow's Meadow

    Willow's Meadow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was on craigslist and was noticed that their are a lot of piglets for sale on their. Isn't it to early in the year to sell piglets??? I don't know much about pigs but I might get one this summer.....I'm just researching it right now. But isn't it to early in the year to buy piglets??? I just don't want to decide that I want to get pigs and then have it be to late if I decide to get one in April or May.
     
  2. lorieMN

    lorieMN Chillin' With My Peeps

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    domestic pigs breed pretty much year round,they are not seasonal
     
  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Piglets are sold when they are available to be sold. There is no "season."
     
  4. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

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    Quote:x2
     
  5. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    Not to early,.....if there here. [​IMG] [​IMG] When I was young, Dad had pigs, & we had piglets on the ground all year long. I guess dad planned it that way, so we always had pork in the freezer.
     
  6. booker81

    booker81 Redneck Tech Girl

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    I think it's also getting to be time to purchase pigs for fair showing, demand is on the upswing right now.
     
  7. bluere11e

    bluere11e Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pigs don't have a season. They'll breed year round.
     
  8. d1

    d1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    where are they and how much they want for them
     
  9. TripleStinkFarms

    TripleStinkFarms New Egg

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    Pigs have a gestation of 114 days and a weaning time of about 4 weeks so they will typically breed and have multiple litters a year regardless of the season.


    TripleStinkFarms .com
     
  10. mama24

    mama24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:On CL here in NC, they are going for about $25 apiece for weanlings.
     

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