Baymule’s 2021 Feeder Pigs!

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I was telling a friend about the granddaughters naming the pigs and she was concerned that they might not know what the pigs were destined for. I assured that they do indeed, know what the pigs are for and look forward to sausage. LOL One time we were out of sausage and when the little girls hit the house demanding sausage, I had to tell them we didn't have any. I offered to take them to see their future sausage and we went to the pig pen. They told the pigs that they were going to eat them, pigs going to slaughter doesn't faze them one bit.

Our DD finally got a freezer for their half of the beef we raised and the 4 year old was excited about having a freezer for their COW. They are also getting half a hog this year and I'll tell them the name of "theirs".
 

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I’m raising Cornish Cross chickens right now. I ruined the first batch of 50 chicks by feeding too high of a protein feed. I lost 17 chicks in less than 2 weeks before I figured it out. I was so mad at myself. I have used the same feed before but it was after they feathered out. Dummy me. I must have damaged the poor things because they kept dying, I’m down to maybe 26 or 27 now. Yes, I switched feed, but it seems that their insides were damaged by the first feed. I usually bury them or take them down the road and toss in a pasture for the coyotes.

I had a dead chicken and was walking towards the gate when I remembered how the pigs caught and ate the crow. So I took the dead chicken to them. It disappeared in no time. This evening I had another dead chicken to take to the pigs. The smallest pig, Bootie Face, always grabs the chicken and runs with it. The other two chase him until they rip it apart and they all get some. Gruesome? Maybe. Pigs are omnivores so why waste a chicken? They certainly think it’s a good idea.

I took a picture so if you think it’s gross, don’t look.

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I’m raising Cornish Cross chickens right now. I ruined the first batch of 50 chicks by feeding too high of a protein feed. I lost 17 chicks in less than 2 weeks before I figured it out. I was so mad at myself. I have used the same feed before but it was after they feathered out. Dummy me. I must have damaged the poor things because they kept dying, I’m down to maybe 26 or 27 now. Yes, I switched feed, but it seems that their insides were damaged by the first feed. I usually bury them or take them down the road and toss in a pasture for the coyotes.

I had a dead chicken and was walking towards the gate when I remembered how the pigs caught and ate the crow. So I took the dead chicken to them. It disappeared in no time. This evening I had another dead chicken to take to the pigs. The smallest pig, Bootie Face, always grabs the chicken and runs with it. The other two chase him until they rip it apart and they all get some. Gruesome? Maybe. Pigs are omnivores so why waste a chicken? They certainly think it’s a good idea.

I took a picture so if you think it’s gross, don’t look.

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They have a full on pasture! Lucky piggies!
 

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Yes, they have a nice big pen. Their shelter is 12’x12’ we used a 200’ roll of wire along with a 12’ gate, so they have plenty of room. Pigs are very clean, they use a potty corner, if given enough room. They don’t want to lay in their own feces any more than you do. People think they are dirty because they wallow in mud, but that is to cool themselves off, they can’t sweat to release heat.
 
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