How to grow a piglet - advice for those who keep pigs

The one who keeps piglets at the farmstead knows that the equipment is not properly equipped or not the equipped place of their maintenance creates additional inconveniences, especially on maintenance of cleanliness inside the enclosure. How to grow pigs - the question is not so simple.

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Experienced pig breeders, who have been engaged in the cultivation of pigs for many years, are advised to keep not one, but two or three piglets of the same age. Even better, when they are from the same mother. And only because one is alone, even play, there's no one to run around with.

During feeding, a loner always takes a long aim at the trough, then tries to climb into it with legs, then digs, then spreads the feed, then tramples. In a word, it's bad. And when there are two or three of them, do not yawn. As in a large family: at the table do not look back, otherwise you will remain hungry.

Running for pigs is done in a shed, usually 3 x 4 m in size, in which almost half is allocated for the organization of a place for rest and sleep. One of the experienced pig breeders, answering the question how to grow piglets, says that he always used the right corner for the corral, and the entrance door to the corral was on the left. He prepared the flooring from the boards, tight, without any cracks, lifting to a height of 15-20 cm from the floor.

The reason is this - in winter, when the street is a decent frost, at the entrance penetrates a wave of cold air, which spreads on the bottom. And the piglets are lying on the lounger, and the cold does not catch them at all, the possibility of colds of piglets is excluded. Yes, and how not to insulate the front door, it's always cold on the floor.

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Lounger piglets are updated on one side with a crate (it is also in a corner), and above it is constructed something like a roof (height, m). On the roof is put tin or thin sheet iron, this avoids the ingress of pigs to condensation, especially in winter, accumulating on the ceiling of the shed. It's like a kennel. It is hammered tightly with hay or better with straw, since the straw is softer. Piglets immediately break through there and make a nest inside, where they sleep with pleasure - they are warm and, most importantly, dryly and gently.

Piglets like to bite hay and straw, so after a while you have to re-seed the kennel.

Those who grew piglets know that pigs can eat anything that at least slightly chews, but they never shit where they sleep. Be sure to come down from your nest and do your thing usually somewhere in the corner, opposite the door of the pen, so that it is convenient to clean, and if there is no free time, then not every day. Therefore, in order to be easy to clean for pigs, that they would not interfere, it is better to remove them for a while from the shed. Piglets, by the way, like to run and play in the yard.

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Very often, beginning to grow piglets, complain that the piglets do not eat feed, but suck. Neither the pig nor the owners are to blame for this. And the reason is - almost all pigs, except for normal teeth, grow so-called "wolf teeth" or "wolf fangs". They are usually dark in color, very sharp, arranged so that the tooth does not hit the tooth. That is, at snacking they dig into the opposite gum and injure it, so the piglets suck, they would be happy to bite, but they can not - it hurts.

Immediately, as you bring home bought pigs or put in a piggy pen of their own, examine their mouth - you need to remove these unnecessary fangs. How is this best done? It is best to do it together, one is harder to handle, especially if this is done for the first time. Put a pig in your mouth so that he can not close it. And these teeth should be broken off with bokorez. Removal of these teeth - the operation is completely painless, since there are no nerves in these teeth. A screaming piglet always when he is disturbed. So do not pay any attention to the screams of a piglet.

A video on the removal of canines in newborn piglets shows in detail how to do it.

After such an operation, the pig will never suck the feed, but will grab its mouth full and eat it up all that will be in the trough, with an appetite, if, again I repeat, at the trough he is not alone, but two, or better three. Then the food will be extracted in the fight, and all will be eaten away.

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Under the door of the pen you can leave an opening so that the trough (trough) can be pulled out, filled with food, and then pushed, since sometimes the piglets so vigorously meet the owner, that throwing food into the trough as it should, will not give

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