- Sep 6, 2016
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Also when their belly starts dragging when they walk. That would be a bad sign, lol
He does look healthier. Do you know how to tell if a pot belly is overweight? Stand over them and look straight down- if their belly sticks out much to the sides, they're too fat. They're not supposed to carry their weight that direction but will if they eat too much!
Lol you could say that I suppose. He won't gain so much on corn, it's what 8% protein I think?
You going to be cool with butchering him yourself?
Soak the corn in water for several days to sour it. It is easier to digest. Hard dry corn doesn't fully digest and will show up in the poop. I am soaking the corn I'm feeding our hogs, plus adding whey. I have 7 buckets going. I pour some of the sour water into the next bucket to get it going. They actually eat less, are satisfied instead of screaming for more and I don't see chunks of corn in their poop.
Normally I don't corn feed pigs, but these had been corn fed all their lives and rejected pellets.
I'm betting you are smelling a difference in their manure as well.