new pasture, =happy pigs

Discussion in 'Pigs' started by bethlaf, Mar 17, 2005.

  1. bethlaf

    bethlaf Homegrown Family

    May 26, 2004
    well if a pig with dirt up to its eyeballs and anotherwith its feet in the air rollign in the spring are signs of happy pigs , then we have happy pigs, after the buyer came and got the two slaughter pigs , we took the othertwo guys over to a new electric fenced pasture, we had waited cause we hadnt used hot wire with them before well, all was good, the boys walked from their old pen to the new pen like they had been waiting for weeks to do this, no runnning , no chasing, just calmly walking after each touched the fence once, nothing further challenged the power of the hot wire
    they are in thereeating the overgrown weeds and small brush digging , rooting around grunting you name a happy pig sound , they are doing it :D
    they are so happy, new roots and great wallow, just happy contented piggies
    funny thing is , they didnt even touch thier feedtonight, personally, i thik they thought the roots and stuff were better than the feed, or else, gasp , could it be possible that a pig was ... dare i say it , full.....
  2. pjd

    pjd Well-Known Member

    Dec 17, 2004
    Sukey was the same way today! We took her out of the 8x16 tractor and put her back in her big pen and she ran and ran, kicked up her heels like a horse! Went and checked out her shelter and then flopped in her favorite wallow. She was grunting and squealing the whole time. It is so fun to watch happy animals who have room to play!

  3. Paul72

    Paul72 Well-Known Member

    Mar 13, 2005
    Central Alabama
    We raise our 10-15 hogs a year on pasture as soon as soon as it is warm enough, snow on the ground in wisconsin yet. we rotate between 3 electric fenced pastures, each 3-5 acres. Our hogs are raised for food for our family and to sell. Also, our 2 children show hogs for 4H. Our pasture raised have consistently scored in the top 1/3 at the fair, so we are big believers in pasture raised hogs. Good luck with your pigs!!!