Loving the herd life
- Nov 30, 2020
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Feeder pigs I’ve had would eat the roosters. I never put any other animal with pigs. Never.
I agree with this also.I would not even put a grown dog in with pigs.
We have kune kunes in our back pasture, furthest from our house. Very docile sweet pigs. Mostly big babies with us that love their belly rubs but bit one of our puppies the instant she got near enough to reach. We have german shepherd sized coyotes and they've never messed with our kunekunes.
Feeders are going to be way tougher. They shouldn't need protection. I agree that your dog should be protected from them. Our neighbor told us about an old farmer that had his tractor parked between birds and pigs. Anytime a bird would fly up on his tractor and poop on the seat, he'd get angry and toss the bird in to the pigs and it was gone in a flash.
With feeder pigs especially (we are adding berk/durocs now), we never turn our backs on them and always feed them from outside the pen before going in. I would worry more about the pup with the pigs and less about the pigs needing the pup, because that is not likely to ever be the case.
I'm glad she is settling in and bonding with you all. She sure is a cutie!