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mljjranch said:
Heh, knew it wouldn't take long before I had a question. :cool: I've read lots on feeding slop to pigs but how young can they be when you start? I'm not sure how old my pig is but it weighs 20 lbs. and I have it on starter feed. The feed store said to use this one bag of starter and then use grower feed.

I take they eat everything basically. I've read chocolate, mistletoes, poinsettas are poisonious to them. Anything else I need to know.....

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It is ok to feed pigs scraps from a garden or left over veggys but I would be warry of feeding any meat scraps. Meat scraps can tant the flavor as well as make the pigs sick. You run a higher risk of worms too. We feed a grain mix or NON-Medicated grower at around 40lb. And we supliment with veggys, fruit, fresh cut clovergrass, and sometimes nuts from the farm. They love older pumkins, apples, wallnuts, acorns, veggy peals and scraps and stail bread. But I would stay away from potatos, meat, wild cherrys, and exesive black walnuts. We have had great luck with our pigs health and taste. Good luck with yours.
 

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The vines are what is poison on potatos and other night shade plants but the potato it self is ok. But we feel strongly about no meat for feed at our farm. In the wild pigs will eat every thing they can but you arnt rasing them for taste and health eather. It may be ok most of the time but by not feeding them meat you lower your chance for sickness and worms. We have never had a sick pig or wormy organs after butcher and it is in part dew to how we feed them.
 
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