How cold is too cold

Discussion in 'Pigs' started by lshields, Sep 27, 2005.

  1. lshields

    lshields Member

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    I have my two hogs in an outside portable pen (pig tractor) with a tarp over one end. They are about 115 lbs right now and I'm hoping they'll finish by the middle of November. But I'm sure in that time we will have some nights that go into the 30's. If I put out some straw for them to bed in will they be ok in that low of temperature?
     
  2. uncle Will in In.

    uncle Will in In. Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Yes, they should do fine. Just as long as they are out of the mud.
     

  3. tenacres

    tenacres Well-Known Member

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    My neighbor has pigs in a 3 sided shelter with a top on it and they managed okay last winter even when we got 5' of snow in a one week period.

    Our pigs are about the same size as yours and it's already been down to 17 degrees at night. Give them some straw or something to bed down in and they will be just fine.
     
  4. lshields

    lshields Member

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    Thanks for your replies.