Acorns ok? Tomato plants ok?

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My sister and I are doing pigs. She picked 5 gallons of acorns but is not sure that it’s safe to feed the pigs. She read mixed reviews.

Also I was going to pull out all our tomato plants and feed the pigs. I was told they are night shade plants and can be poison.

Advise? Please.
 

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Everything I've ever heard regarding acorns is GO for it! Supposedly it greatly improves the flavor of the meat (if done near butchering). I know pigs love virtually all nuts and really seek them out. Tomatoes I can't speak for...
 

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Supposedly it greatly improves the flavor of the meat (if done near butchering).
The chefs we sold two of our hogs too says the meat had a very unique flavor and they loved it. We finished our hogs with acorns and apples. Also the pigs will love em so its a win either way.
 

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My experience has been that if a pig doesn’t like it, the pig won’t eat it. :idunno Not much ours wouldn’t eat.
 

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I wouldn't give them the tomato plants. I have also picked up acorns for the pigs. One year we went to a city park and raked up itty bitty pecans that no one would pick up, and gave them to the pigs. I gave them a coffee can of acorns/pecans daily, not all of them all at once.
 

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Ok great info. So a few handfuls a day. Plus no tomato plants.

We give them coffee grounds. So I hope that’s ok.
 

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The chefs we sold two of our hogs too says the meat had a very unique flavor and they loved it. We finished our hogs with acorns and apples. Also the pigs will love em so its a win either way.
What do you mean finish them off?
 
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