what to feed a piglet

Discussion in 'Pigs' started by hoggfan, Jan 30, 2005.

  1. hoggfan

    hoggfan Active Member

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    I Just bought a weaning age piglet and need to know what to start it out on? I've been feeding it corn chops but was told they need to start out on something else.
     
  2. Mulefoot

    Mulefoot Active Member

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    Pigs should start out on a decent complete pig starter. Depending on the size of the pig, the protein level should be in the 16-20% range with some milk products in the feed. Probably going to your local feedstore and seeing what they have would be the best idea.

    As the pigs get older the protein level can go down.
     

  3. Lolli Pop

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    HI! Congrats on your new little one! Just head to the feed store and ask for "pig starter". It's specially formulated for the little ones. If he/she doesn't eat right off, don't panic. Sometimes newly weaned pigs have to "learn" to eat. If this happens just find some sort of flat mat. (I used the lid from a storage bin) Keep a little food out on it. The pig will play with it pushing it around and will eventually learn it tastes good. It took ours 2 days to decide it was good. Best wishes! PnG :)