Cooking apples

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Cooking apples

Post by sandilowe » Thu Sep 19, 2013 7:21 pm

My two girls like to run amuck in my front garden and find every available windfall (cooking apples) can a pig over eat on these apples and could it do them any harm??
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Re: Cooking apples

Post by The Rushbury Pig » Sat Sep 21, 2013 8:57 am

Apples are only a problem if they eat too many resulting on rapid weight gain or if they start eating ones that are fermenting and get drunk. I know someone who called a vet out to her pigs who were grumpy, sleepy and would not get up and move around - the vet diagnosed a hangover :lol:

I guess some will also get indigestion and perhaps diarrhoea especially if they are not used to lots of fruit and veg.

I take mine out of the orchard and pick up the windfalls so I can ration them. I also collect the good apples and store so I can spread them out over a few weeks as it significantly reduces my hard feed rations.
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