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Newbie, wanting pigs Help with Pen size
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* October 07, 2017, 11:23:33 PM
Hey guys just  bought a property wanting to get some pigs to breed for piglets to eat ect.

Wanting to know how abig a pen for 2 or 3 pigs, do you need to rotate them to another pen often? Will foxes take the piglets when born or are they relatively safe?

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    * December 09, 2017, 07:29:18 PM
    Main problem pigs have is chewing their tales off each other and fighting if in a commercial pen.
    Second, mothers generally accidentally crush some of their young while they are small.
    If you simply want to keep them, they need water and mud hence many pics you see will show a roof over an area of 5 x 8 meters where they churn up the earth and water is thrown in daily.
    Tends to take a soft-pan soil and dry cover section out of wind(number one subtle killer of "anything" alive - only africanized bees and half of birds species can take wind) .
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