Help with grazing

General discussion on feeding, quantity, types, etc.
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Glandwrpigs
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Help with grazing

Post by Glandwrpigs » Fri Jul 04, 2014 7:03 pm

Hi all. I hope you can help me. I am new to this. I have recently acquired 2 Kune boars that were free to a good home!!! When i collected them they were in very deep mud with no fresh grass. The boys are 4 years old and have been fed weening nuts since 8 weeks!! They are now in a field with very mixed pasture but they appear to have lost the ability to graze properly. I have been supplementing them with dry sow nuts and fruity treats. Should i just wait and let them remember how to graze or is there something i should be doing to encourage grazing. Many Thanks

wendy scu
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Re: Help with grazing

Post by wendy scu » Sun Jul 06, 2014 7:22 am

why do you think they have lost the ability to graze? what are they doing?

The Rushbury Pig
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Re: Help with grazing

Post by The Rushbury Pig » Fri Jul 11, 2014 11:36 am

Perhaps if you try cutting back a little on the hard feed and fruit/Veg they may start to take more interest? I also scatter food around widely on the ground (not in their toilet area of course) this may encourage grazing but I guess it may also encourage a bit of rooting in some cases although mine don't luckily :lol:
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