Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Western Pennsylvania
The main thing I know about pigs is that I'm terrified of them. I'm not sure why, side my horse is a lot bigger..maybe it's because they're at that awkward height level where I have to really plan out a hit (if the bite or something..ya know? Lol). Whereas a dog is generally kick (gentle, but still considered a kick) level, and a horse is generally smack/elbow level.
But, back to the topic, my BO breeds/sells pigs (slaughter, not show) and they have very little bedding in their stalls..The babies get newspaper and other paper-y garbage, but the adults get maybe a third of a bag of pine shavings. I've never heard of why, but I figured it might add some insight from another breeder :p
Funny pig story though..for my lease this month I'm working it off doin labour jobs for her since her and her husband don't have the time to do it and one of my jobs was to deweb, sweep, and clean the barn (aside from the actual stall mucking). Well, her stud was too nosy, big, and wouldn't back off when I gave him a boot (not too hard), so I called H and told her that her stud was too nosy and I was scared to go in..apparently he's been sick for 2 weeks and not wanting to eat and she thought I said he died. O.O I felt horrible! But, she just kinda laughed at the fact that I was scared to go in with him and the babies as well because they're all sweet hearts apparently..lol. I tried to gauge their personalities from the walkway (meaner to nicer) and it ended up the complete opposite..lol. The one's I thought were tryna get me (they sounded like they were growling at me! Lol) were perfectly calm and nice (not too nosy and nippy..or run into you and not move (aka the stud who cornered me and I squeezed between his face and dashed out of the stall, D: ), while the one's I thought would be nice wouldn't move, nipped, and would NOT leave me alone at all. Anywho..I figured someone who raised pigs would think that's funny..I can deal with a horse runnin' around, rearing, and bucking on a lead, but not the nosy pigs that are less than half their size, lol.
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