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Feeder Pigs 2017

Discussion in 'Everything Else Pigs' started by Baymule, Feb 24, 2017.

  1. Mar 17, 2017
    lcertuche

    lcertuche Loving the herd life

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  2. Mar 17, 2017
    Baymule

    Baymule Herd Master

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    @animalmom I put 100 pounds in at a time. So far, I love this feeder! The pigs are busy rooting up the place, it looks plowed. They haven't hung out at the feeder eating all the time, we'll see how it goes.
     
  3. Mar 18, 2017
    lcertuche

    lcertuche Loving the herd life

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    When I had pigs so many years ago I had an automatic feeder someone had made for me. It was huge and I would put in a bag of feed at a time but could have put in many more if I had wanted. It was really convenient when Daddy watched my place. I didn't have to worry about him falling down in the pen while I was gone.
     
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  4. Apr 26, 2017
    Baymule

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    This is the day we brought them home. While red is the preferred color, there are spotted Red Wattle hogs as well. IMG_1648.JPG

    I got a shot of a wattle. It is a fleshy protuberance hanging down under each jowl.

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    Here's J-Lo's day of triumph. Eating out of the feeder like a big piggie.

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    This is the funniest thing! The pigs nuzzle each other with their snouts. J-Lo doesn't nuzzle the Red Wattles, but they nuzzle her and each other. It didn't stop her from her getting a pig snout massage! She closed her eyes and enjoyed her massage!

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  5. Apr 26, 2017
    frustratedearthmother

    frustratedearthmother Herd Master

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    They're looking good and growing well! I hadn't seen the spotted red wattles - they're cool! :)
     
  6. Apr 26, 2017
    HomeOnTheRange

    HomeOnTheRange Mowing the Green, Green Grass of Home

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    I so want to get things going so I can get my Kune Kunes. I guess I will have to get my pig fix through your pics and posts!
     
  7. Apr 26, 2017
    goatgurl

    goatgurl True BYH Addict

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    @Latestarter, Latestarter, I found your piggy. she's at Baymule's house or at least it looks like her. nice looking piggies bay. what made you decide to raise them in the summer? I thought you were a fall/winter kinda pig raising girl. lady not far from here has some agh/herford crosses. if I wasn't so sick of messing with hogs right now I would be sorely tempted. I think that would be a good cross. but not now. penny the pig finally has a date with destiny on the third. can't wait to see her go. then I just have to mess with the bacon bit until 4th of july and its tata for him too. i'll be anxious to see how you think they taste. penny is 1/2 large black, 1/4 red wattle and 1/4 old spot. should be interesting.
     
  8. Apr 26, 2017
    Baymule

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    @HomeOnTheRange have you already picked a Kune Kune breeder? Are you going for registered stock or just for "farm" pigs? Have you looked at Idaho Pasture Pigs, they were bred from Kune Kunes.

    Haha @goatgurl I found LS's pig!! She walked all the way to my house! :lol: She said since LS threw her out of a trailer while rolling down the highway, she has nightmares and would rather go in my freezer. :thumbsup

    The red and the dark red with spots are both barrows, the lighter red with spots is a gilt, as is J-Lo. I wasn't planning on pigs for the summer, but I found a deal...... I like these Red Wattles, they are smart pigs. Their vacation date is August 29.
     
  9. Apr 29, 2017
    Mike Todd

    Mike Todd Chillin' with the herd

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    1. We are also diving into feeder pigs with our neighbors. They brought home 5 yorkshire mix weaned piglets. They were supposed to be 25lbs each but are a lot smaller. We got them locally and found them for $25 a pieces and the boers have already been castrated! They currently are on a concrete pad with shelter/hay and have an area of ground they can go down on to root and stay cool. We are so excited about this adventure with out neighbors. We have such a good relationship with them! I'll post pics when I get them.
     
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  10. Apr 29, 2017
    Latestarter

    Latestarter Novice; "Practicing" Animal Husbandry Golden Herd Member

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    Even better! The neighbors have them in their yard! :thumbsup:lol:;) 6 pigs is going to fill both of your freezers pretty well! :drool
     
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