Automatic waterers

Discussion in 'Pigs' started by Haggis, Jul 28, 2006.

  1. Haggis

    Haggis MacCurmudgeon

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    My pigs are about 3 months old and we've only just installed automatic waterers in their pen; what's the trick to getting them to use the founts?
     
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    frog1437 Well-Known Member

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    bill not in oh Well-Known Member

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    Yep, if you want to make a pig curious about something smear it with peanut butter.... just be sure to wash up real well after using it or they'll be 'curious' about you...
     
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    Haggis MacCurmudgeon

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    We tried peanut butter, and they were interested, but not thirsty. Then we didn't fill their water trough in the evening, rather we depressed the level on the founts allowing water to drip for the now thristy pigs. Within a couple of minutes they were old hands at watering themselves.

    The peanut butter does get their interest though, and then some.

    Between the little metal self-feeder, and now the self-waterers, my job just got a bunch easier.