Pigs and midges

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misstaffy77
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Pigs and midges

Post by misstaffy77 » Tue Aug 02, 2011 9:33 am

I am considering getting a couple of kunekune pigs next spring and I have LOTS of questions! To start off with, we live in a river valley with a lot of vegetation and suffer quite badly with midges from spring to autumn. Are pigs affected by midges? Could this be a problem?

ambriel
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Post by ambriel » Tue Aug 02, 2011 8:20 pm

I haven't noticed them giving ours any trouble. Presumably the thick hairy coat protects them.

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Post by windybankfarm » Tue Aug 02, 2011 8:40 pm

Me neither- we get quite a lot and mine live free range- we have had no problems :D
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Post by misstaffy77 » Tue Aug 02, 2011 9:04 pm

That is good to hear; would hate to get some pigs and for it to be like a living hell for them because of the pesky midges! Thanks for your responses.

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