Are kunekune pigs for me?

General chat about kunekune pigs
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helenarees
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Are kunekune pigs for me?

Post by helenarees » Fri Feb 01, 2008 3:18 pm

Hello,

I have a 2 acre orchard which we currently mow (or rather have let get a bit wild last year). I've always loved pigs from afar, but ideally would love to have pigs as pets (not to breed) and also in the hope that the constant need for mowing during the summer would be lessened, as I've read that kunekune pigs are grazers.

As an aside are there 'rescue' kunekune pigs?

I do have a holding number.

Thanks

Helena

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Post by wendy scu » Fri Feb 01, 2008 6:44 pm

Hi,
kunekunes are ideal for orchards, they are also ideal for first time pig keepers because they are so friendly, sociable and easy to handle. they require very little maintenance and are a real pleasure to won.
on the down side, although they graze, they do root occassionally although they are nothing like as destructive as big pigs and mine live out all year and never do lasting damage.

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Post by sean cassidy » Fri Feb 01, 2008 7:53 pm

The answer is a definite yes!

Di
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Post by Di » Fri Feb 01, 2008 8:13 pm

Yes definately. Would agree with Wendy, some do root, mine have a bit this winter for the first time, but I think that's because its been so wet. But for sheer entertainment and pleasure they cannot be beaten.

Di

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