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Will this work for housing pigs Update Pic Added

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by mtnhomechick, Dec 20, 2008.

  1. mtnhomechick

    mtnhomechick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 27, 2008
    Mountain Home, AR
    Will this work for a pig pen/house? The pigs are small......so I think we have a week or so to put up some electric wire fencing to prevent escape. Can't imagine chasing these pigs around to get them back in.

    Do pigs ever get mean or bite?

    Just askin'.........former city girl trying to make it in the " Country" LOL.

    Thanks,

    Mary
     
    Last edited: Dec 21, 2008
  2. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

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    Is there supposed to be a picture?
     
  3. mtnhomechick

    mtnhomechick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 27, 2008
    Mountain Home, AR
    OOPS.

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  4. mtnhomechick

    mtnhomechick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 27, 2008
    Mountain Home, AR
    btw........the whole back door opens so they can get in. Shees Mary get your act together!!!

    Mary
     
  5. BeardedChick

    BeardedChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Yes, pigs will bite. Pigs will eat chickens alive if they get hungry and decide they will eat something, eat anything, eat now!. Pigs can be made very friendly but like all animals each has its own personality. Some can be nice and some can be not so nice at all.

    Keep your hands away from their mouths.
     
  7. mtnhomechick

    mtnhomechick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 27, 2008
    Mountain Home, AR
    Quote:Thanks BC........read it twice.
     
  8. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    I don't know how well an electric fence will keep them in. When I was younger my dad had pigs. They would squeel as they ran right through the wire, but it never stopped them if they wanted out.
     
  9. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    You need a strong electric fence. One that will put a grown man on the ground.

    We run our wires every 6 inches from the ground up about 2 - 3 feet. works for us.

    Willamina is near 300lbs now and she stays in without a problem.
     
  10. doubleostud

    doubleostud Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I raised pigs in FFA, and I agree with Miss Prissy, you either need a strong current, or need to beef up your fence, chain link and aluminum poles will not stand up to a grown pig that wants to get out.
     

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