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farmpony84 01-22-2013 02:59 PM

Keeping pigs warm
Pork Chops doesn't seem to like it when I shove hay in his box. Should I try pine-shavings or a blankie or something? He's in one of those plastic dog boxes....

kaykay4411 01-31-2013 09:31 PM

For my momma pig we use wood shavings and straw. So i would try shavings and see how that is. Is there anywhere you could put out a heat lamp were he couldnt reach it or melt his box?:-)

waresbear 01-31-2013 09:55 PM

A pet pig???? Pictures please!

farmpony84 01-31-2013 10:02 PM

I'll put pix up tomorrow! I shoved grass hay in there and he seems ok. I have a Blake for him but one of the dogs seems to have claimed it.

Shropshirerosie 01-31-2013 10:29 PM

Huge pile of loose straw - up to the roof of the house if you can. He'll burrow into it to get warm if he wants and all you'll see will be his nose sticking out :D. If he doesn't want it he'll have it shoved out of the way in no time. Pigs are clever, strong and resourceful - as I'm sure you know!

What breed is he?

Shropshirerosie 01-31-2013 10:30 PM

Ps no blanket! If he eats it (when he eats it) there's a chance of choking.

Poco1220 01-31-2013 10:39 PM

Straw NOT hay. Hay holds moisture and will make him cold.
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farmpony84 02-01-2013 04:27 PM

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I don't have many pix on this computer. I'll have to get more!

Speed Racer 02-01-2013 04:28 PM

The oven will keep him nice and warm. :twisted:

Fulford15 02-01-2013 04:35 PM

AWEE! Too cute... looks just like my friends old pot-belly.... she used a blanket on him to keep him warm, I believe it was a mini pony or foal blanket, fit perfect on him! Funny, my horse lived with the pig and absolutely LOVED him, watched out for him!

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