- Jan 24, 2009
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You might be ok with the small rain. That was our biggest problem. Some people go in and scoop the poop like with a dog. Our pigs poop wasn't usually real firm though. We did supplement with table scraps which I think was a a bad idea. The other thing is they sunburned real easy. We did have a house with a covered porch to protect them but they dig holes everywhere, then the holes fill with water and they play in it and go to the bathroom. I was thinking about getting a couple more and fencing them on about 1 acre.Dace said:Wow Big Daddy...that is an ugly story.
Hmmm...... any other stories? Maybe a pig is not a good idea. We are on less than an acre and I have neighbors on one side. Could be bad news.
Although, I am in California where we get less than 10 inches of rain a year, so mud would def. not be a problem.
The other thing is that when you consider feed and butchering the cost savings isn't much. Our meat locker would sell us a butchered pig for about the same overall cost. Of course when you raise them you do know what they ate which is a big issue.
Of course when you raise your own food there isn't really any cost savings unless you raise enough to sell some. The only real advantage is that you know what you're eating.