Sunday, April 30, 2017

update: three little piggies

     Just thought we would put an update out there on our three little pigs as these little democrats are quite a handful. As most of you probably already know that, pigs are some messy and dirty animals. The way we want to raise them is with clean food and water. As we found out so far, we had to get creative about how we do this so after some searching on the Internet and speaking with our friends at the local farm and feed store, we came up with these:

For  water we inserted a 1/2 inch stainless steel nipple drinker into a 4" PVC pipe, capped the bottom and put a screw in  lid on the top. It will hold 3 gallons of fresh water. It took a little while for the girls to investigate and figure it out, but they eventually got the hang of it.








And for feed we cut an opening into a 50 gallon water drum, all three girls can eat at the same time.

 

And for your daily dose of entertainment we took some video of this evenings slop time:
 
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  2. Loved the video! Crazy pigs. haha Thanks for the update. I was wondering if they were on the smoker yet. ;^)

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    1. Not yet.. We are keeping the spotted one. The other two will be for meat. Probably have them butchered around November.

      They are a hot mess. Very smart though and fun to watch

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  3. A smokehouse or homestead slaughter room in the plans?

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  4. My dad used to raise cattle for slaughter. He would train them to come when he waved his handkerchief. When the butcher came out I always had to leave.....

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    1. Im not sure when the day comes to slaugbter the two black ones how it will be. We are keeping the spotted one, she is the more friendlier one anyways

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  5. JUGM and Senior,

    Ingenious idea for your pigs drinking water!!! I laughed when your pigs wanted to eat slop how they pushed each other out of the way (free entertainment)....

    Sending hugs and love to you and yours,
    Sandy

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  6. Yep, feeding them is going to be an issue... They will knock each other out of the way to get the slops for themselves.

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