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wow... trying to imagine a 1000 pound pig... :thmust be the size of a pony!
 

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Under protest.... We are keeping the sow to be bred. The one we wanted to keep is the one who went after the piglet. Our friend assures us this is not a huge deal and that she wouldn't likely do this with her own piglets. She has never shown aggression to a human (including when my husband took the piglet away today) . If she's a bad mom we bottle feed and butcher her. If she's a good mom then Yay!
 

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Sows just scare me; probably the one animal I never want to breed. Just buy 'em, grow 'em, and eat 'em. :drool
 

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I'm looking forward to seeing pictures of that 1000 lb critter. I can't even imagine and had no idea they got that big.
 

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@babsbag yeah sows can be pretty intimidating! I love pigs though, they're so smart. What I will never breed is cows. They freak me out. So not a cow person.

I don't go there all that often but when I do I will sneak a picture of Frankie the boar!
 

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Holy cow the girls are getting wild. Goat girls, that is. All manners of headbutting, kicking up their heels and ahem... Mounting. My buckling got a whiff of someone today and make the bucky face. He's so tiny it looked hysterical. It's also cool and breezy so they aren't as apt to want to lounge in the shade all day.
 

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Hogs do get HUGE. Boars can get 1400 pounds, like a tank that can think. That's why I have no hankering to raise hogs. The 3 we raised last year for freezer camp were a little salty, and they were just youngsters. I never turned my back on them and tried to make sure DH was outside when I went in their pen to feed them.
 

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Yep I try to feed them from outside the fence unless my husband is in there too. Well one of them is fine, I trust her. The other one, not so much!
 

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People don't realize how dangerous hogs are. Make sure you keep your little boy away from them and that he understands they are No-No's!
 
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