piglet help

Discussion in 'Pigs' started by Nigerian dwarf goat, Jan 16, 2021.

  1. Sfgwife

    Sfgwife Well-Known Member

    Feb 17, 2018
    North Cakalaki
    You can cut those eye teeth. They will not grow into tusks if you do. But if you are going to release him i would not cut those teeth. It is easy peasy to do... use wire cutters. Two top amd two bottom... one each side. You will see the pointy teeth. You can also cut him yourself as well. Now is the time to do both... within the week. He is most likely several days old. Did the sheriff have a rescue that might take him? Or one you could ask for advice?
     
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  2. Nigerian dwarf goat

    Nigerian dwarf goat Well-Known Member

    Sep 24, 2017
    Texas
    No. he literally stopped by, said no one wanted him, and left lol.
    He is starting to realize feeding time is a good thing, and tells me when he is hungry :) But he is a very messy little dude lol. I still need to go get some heavy whipping cream!

    He was very active today, and i let him out for a bit, but it was a bit too cold for him, so he came back in and got to be loose in my room for most of the day. Not much else going on with him, which is a good thing!
     
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  3. NigerianDwarfOwner707

    NigerianDwarfOwner707 Well-Known Member

    May 17, 2018
    East Coast, USA
    why the hog hunting?
     
  4. AndersonRanch

    AndersonRanch Well-Known Member

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    Oct 17, 2020
    California
    Because they totally DESTROY ranchers pastures and farm land. They are also omnivores and threaten livestock. They are fairly populated out here and I hate those things, they will eat kill new born calf’s, over night they will destroy many acres of land and it doesn’t just grow back the next year, it takes a few years to grow back. In Texas it is way worse and I have no idea how ranchers and farmers survive with them
     
  5. AlabamaGirl

    AlabamaGirl Well-Known Member

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    Jun 18, 2020
    Southeast
    I heard they messed up land.. but I never knew they ate calves!
     
  6. MellonFriend

    MellonFriend Well-Known Member

    Yeah we have wild boars here too and they are just a nightmare for the park service. Luckily I've never seen one, but I've seen the damage they do to the land. It's nasty. They also a super dangerous. See a black bear: just act tough. See a wild boar: hope you can dodge when they charge you.

    I did a little looking online and saw that some people raise piglets on straight up goat milk. I've heard that goat milk is a very good all around orphan animal milk replacer. I also saw some recipes for piglet milk that had half and half in it. Here's a link that might help you: http://livestocktrail.illinois.edu/...cipe" for "man,store) Feed as indicated above.
     
  7. Sfgwife

    Sfgwife Well-Known Member

    Feb 17, 2018
    North Cakalaki

    Amazing eats for something that is super destructive and mean as all hell.
     
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  8. NigerianNewbie

    NigerianNewbie Well-Known Member

    Jun 5, 2018
    Central NC
    Pork chops, bacon, ham, ribs, shoulders for BBQ, sausage.... Just ate, had cake corners (you know which kind) so it would fit in a round cake dome. Am full as can be, yet drooling at the thought of fresh pork makings.

    Sfgwife, talk like that might cause me to develop an eating disorder. (rofl)
     
  9. Nigerian dwarf goat

    Nigerian dwarf goat Well-Known Member

    Sep 24, 2017
    Texas
    lots of hog hunting... LOTS. usually, 20 people at a time will go out with bright orange on and kill as many as possible.

    personally, I am not big on hunting, but my brother and dad are, and my oldest sister is getting back into it. I've shot 1 deer, and 1 hog. I refuse to stick the hogs. I'm am just not cut out for it.
    On one hand, hog hunting it could be done a lot more humanely, but on the other hand, there are so many of them.
    The hog dogs could be treated MUCH better than what they are though. I feel sick when i see the way some of those guys treat their dogs.

    I'm pretty sure that's what is gonna happen!

    When he starts to eat, and i take the bowl away from him, he goes crazy and starts yelling at me to give it back (rofl) I gotta let him breathe!

    Anyways, so far, so good! Thank you all for the help!
     
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  10. Nigerian dwarf goat

    Nigerian dwarf goat Well-Known Member

    Sep 24, 2017
    Texas
    wow this was very helpful! thank you so much!

    I also forgot to add that he has already increased how much he eats from last night. we are up one tablespoon. Now he is being served about 5 tablespoons, and spilling maybe 1 ish. he doesn't get too full, and gets hungry about 3-3.5 hours later :)
     
  11. NigerianNewbie

    NigerianNewbie Well-Known Member

    Jun 5, 2018
    Central NC
    Just curious, what breed and/or crosses of dog are used for hunting hogs? A Boxer was originally developed using a cross between Bull Dog and Mastiff just for hunting boar. They deliberately use their paws to grab the legs of the quarry to fell them, and then hold tight at the neck area with jaw power surpassing a Pit Bull until the gunners dispatch the prey. The Boxer fell out of favor as a hog hunter.
     
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  12. Sfgwife

    Sfgwife Well-Known Member

    Feb 17, 2018
    North Cakalaki

    You goin to an all pork diet eh? Hahahha. We are taking two to the processor soon for selling and in that week we will do our own here..... can you say fresh sausage again! And homemade bacon to fill my depleted reserves. Ooooo yea! Yum yum yum in our tums!
     
  13. GoofyGoat

    GoofyGoat Well-Known Member

    Sep 21, 2018
    TEXAS
    Girl, you’re making me hungry!
     
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  14. NigerianNewbie

    NigerianNewbie Well-Known Member

    Jun 5, 2018
    Central NC
    I would be mighty tempted. It is the other white meat after all. Yum, Fresh Sausage :inlove:
     
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  15. Boers4ever

    Boers4ever Well-Known Member

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    Jun 28, 2020
    East Texas
    Oh man the two things that bother us ranchers in texas are wild hogs and wild dogs. Both will kill any small or defenseless animal and will DESTROY acres of land in one night!! People are payed by the state to hunt and kill them. My great uncle was kinda famous in the community for living off the land and hunting hogs. He lived in the middle of the woods in a tiny shack. And after his wife died no one saw him for 6 months because he just disappeared in the woods. He just died a few months ago. Anyway to get to the point: HOGS ARE BAD!!!
     
  16. Nigerian dwarf goat

    Nigerian dwarf goat Well-Known Member

    Sep 24, 2017
    Texas
    All types. A bunch of pointer breeds, pit bull, lots of terriers of all types. A few vizslas (my favorite doggos). Mostly just high strung mutts lol

    Last night he was restless. Lots of playing and running around. I had to leave the room and sleep on the couch haha.
    He is eating very well.

    i am thinking about offering oatmeal today. We'll see if he takes it!
     
  17. MellonFriend

    MellonFriend Well-Known Member

    Have you given him a name?
     
  18. AlabamaGirl

    AlabamaGirl Well-Known Member

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    Jun 18, 2020
    Southeast
    Have you decided on keeping him? He's really cute!
     
  19. NigerianDwarfOwner707

    NigerianDwarfOwner707 Well-Known Member

    May 17, 2018
    East Coast, USA
    Is it similar to deer at all in the fact that you mostly should/have to hunt males instead of females?

    My question was as to why the female was killed.
     
  20. MellonFriend

    MellonFriend Well-Known Member

    I think the trouble is that they are an invasive species, so there aren't any regulations in place to keep the populations in tact. If their populations are decimated by hunting that would actually be a good thing. Sad that it has to be done in such a brutal way, but C'est la vie.
     
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