American Guinea Hog Care

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I just got an adult female American Guinea Hog. I was wondering if anyone has any advice on how to take care of her? I read they are pasture pigs but I only have an acre so she is in a 20' x 16' pen with a shelter made from pallets so she don't have to sleep in the mud. I could only find 14% sweet feed because my feed store was out of hog feed. How much does an adult female eat? Do I give her hay since she isn't able to forage like she's supposed to?
She looks way too fat to me but like I said I have no experience with any kind of pig.
Thank you all for your help!
 

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Yes on hay. When you cut grass, throw it to her. Extra veggies, leftover food in frig...regular garbage cans, they are. 😁 Probably a pint of food 2xdy. Less if a lot of scraps. Pigs are "fat". Laying, she's got belly. Standing, she's fine. Was she alone where you got her? 🤔
 

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Yes on hay. When you cut grass, throw it to her. Extra veggies, leftover food in frig...regular garbage cans, they are. 😁 Probably a pint of food 2xdy. Less if a lot of scraps. Pigs are "fat". Laying, she's got belly. Standing, she's fine. Was she alone where you got her? 🤔
Thank you! She was with other females. The man said he had a boar but he got rid of him. All the other females had babies. She was the only one without any so I don't think she is pregnant.
 

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Lol....love the last line! If others had new piglets, and boar hadn't been gone moe than 4 mos...🤷. I used to keep a bagger on my mower, cut a strip each day & dump into them. They loved it.
 

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😂 Oh man, that would be crazy if she has piglets!
That sounds fantastic! We don't have a bagger on our mower but I will rake the clippings and give them to her!
 
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