Baymule’s 2021 Feeder Pigs!

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We got 3 pigs today. Like last year, feeder pigs are scarce and high priced. 8 week old weaned piglets are going from $100 to $200 each. Tons of little miniature pigs, what am I going to do with that? Make a pig nugget and French fries?

Anyway, we went to go buy 3 approximately 100 pounders for $145 each. By the time he loaded up the trailer, there were 2 that would go over 150, maybe 175, and 1 smaller one. He said what about $150 each, we bought them.

We have a Hereford Hog, a Hampshire/Hereford cross and the smaller one is Hereford cross something who knows.

Hereford



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Hampshire/Hereford cross
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Mutt
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They had a nice mud hole going on, but there’s no mud here. I squirt pigs daily in the summer. About the best I can do is a wet cool spot, sand doesn’t make mud!
 

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There was hay left from keeping the steer in the Pig Palace. The pigs snuggle down in the hay at night and sleep. I checked on them one frosty morning and they didn’t even move. There are 3 big pigs in this picture! LOL
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We had to take the metal feed bin out. They were eating 25 pounds a day! Our slaughter date isn’t until August, so I’m feeding them 8 pounds of pellets each morning and a 3 pound bucket of soured corn in the evening.

Yesterday I went to feed them and there was a black “something “ in the Pig Palace. Upon closer inspection (from MY side of the fence) I ascertained it was a crow. Not only did they catch the crow, they ate it. This morning there wasn’t even a feather left.

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I am sure i feel bad for the crow or grossed out that they ate the feathers lol. My pigs let chickens sleep on them. However a hawk came into the yard and surprisingly enough they actually got aggressive with it. I havent seen that hawk since. Hoping the pop soon on keeps lookibg like she going to worse then the goats....
 

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Actually I rather admire them for catching the crow. Crows are darned smart, you can't even hardly shoot one. Crows tore up my Daddy's garden and the minute a .22 barrel poked out a window, the call of alarm went up and they all flew off. He finally shot one and tied it to a tall pole, no crows came back to his garden for the rest of the season.

So for the pigs to catch the crow is pretty outstanding. If they got a crow snack, they earned it.

And THAT'S why I don't go in the pig pen and feed and water then from OUTSIDE the pen. I love my PIG PALACE!
 

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There was hay left from keeping the steer in the Pig Palace. The pigs snuggle down in the hay at night and sleep. I checked on them one frosty morning and they didn’t even move. There are 3 big pigs in this picture! LOL
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We had to take the metal feed bin out. They were eating 25 pounds a day! Our slaughter date isn’t until August, so I’m feeding them 8 pounds of pellets each morning and a 3 pound bucket of soured corn in the evening.

Yesterday I went to feed them and there was a black “something “ in the Pig Palace. Upon closer inspection (from MY side of the fence) I ascertained it was a crow. Not only did they catch the crow, they ate it. This morning there wasn’t even a feather left.

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Just.... wowsers.
 

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Pigs are very smart. Those who farrow in cold will cover the babes and uncover to feed, recover when done. Ate a crow? Well, obviously you aren't feeding enough now! :lol: Guess ya don't want 3 at 800# each???

Yrs back, I had a sow kill and eat a hen who flew into her stall when she had had piglets. So fast!! Saw it and I swear, faster than I could even yell at her. Nope, I never went in there with her! My AGHs from couple years ago were fine with you even handling the piglets. :idunno
 
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