I have a boar that is about 200 lbs and a gilt that is about 150 lbs. they are in a square pen together.
For some reason, they have it in their heads to destroy almost EVERY water container I put into their pen. The remaining bowls or buckets, end up buried in the mud - who knows how many feet down. I finally found a heavy duty rubber one that they CANNOT crack or tear (so far), but day before yesterday....they moved it and buried it so deep that I cant even find a trace of where it could be buried., so I put another bucket in there - and as ALWAYS I tied it securely to the fence to try to keep them from carrying it off or burying it, and today I went out to water them and the bucket was in the middle of the pen, once again the rope tied to it was shredded, and the bucket was cracked all the way down the side! They take anything I put in there and toss it around like its a cheap childs toy.
I have even buried the buckets and they just dig them out (Clearly, they are much more experienced at it than I am).
I have now ran out of buckets and bowls (including the new ones I bought) and I am begging someone on here to tell me what to buy to keep this from happening again.
Also, the water trough/bucket has to be short enough so they can get into it.....but also not so tall that I gotta worry about future baby pigs drowning in it (that happened to me once before with my beloved baby show pig I bought (he was face down in the bucket and dead)
I am new to all this and am frustrated.
I deeply appreciate ANY help/ideas.
They are lovely Hogs otherwise. I love them dearly (they are just babies yet but are gonna be my breeding pair), and yet I am so frustrated I have had evil thoughts of turning them into sausages!