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Coal True or false?

Posted: Fri Oct 10, 2014 5:49 pm
by biddydog
Talking about pigs rooting to a retired farmer (who used to keep a couple of pigs from time to time). He swears by giving the pigs a couple of pieces of coal in their pig pen. They eat/play with them and it gives them the additional minerals they crave. I've heard of it with pregnant women but never pigs!! Any ideas? True or folk legend? :roll:

Re: Coal True or false?

Posted: Sun Oct 12, 2014 12:05 am
by simon
Not something I've ever heard.

Is the coal eating supposed to stop them rooting?

Re: Coal True or false?

Posted: Sun Oct 12, 2014 9:43 am
by biddydog
Yes. Apparently it gives them additional minerals????