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by MargaretMiles
Thu Jan 05, 2017 7:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Feeding pigs
Replies: 2
Views: 3017

Feeding pigs

Feeding pigs I have two gilts aged 9 months. They are sisters. One eats much more slowly than her sister and often regurgitates her food, but eats it again. I feed them Allen and Page nuts , and replace in part with fresh fruit and veg. The one who regurgitates her food seems perfectly healthy in ev...
by MargaretMiles
Tue Jun 14, 2016 1:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Training pigs to place their droppings in one place
Replies: 1
Views: 2739

Training pigs to place their droppings in one place

Some years ago, I had a pair of kunekune pigs (from 3 months old) and they naturally placed all their droppings in one corner. The next pair I had did not do this. I now have a new pair of piglets (3 months old). Does anyone have any ideas how to train the piglets to do their droppings in one place ...
by MargaretMiles
Wed Apr 20, 2016 10:29 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Water supply to pigs
Replies: 2
Views: 1591

Re: Water supply to pigs

Simon -- thanks you for this thought. I was really trying to create a system that avoided burying a pipe and allowing me to move a hose to say a couple of different drinkers in two different paddocks.
by MargaretMiles
Tue Apr 12, 2016 1:22 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Water supply to pigs
Replies: 2
Views: 1591

Water supply to pigs

Currently I have two pigs and supply water in an open trough which we clean out regularly. This is quite a labour intensive method and I wondered if anyone has some better ideas. I have a hospepipe that leads down to their paddock which currently fills the open trough. I wondered about having a wate...