transporting pigs

hound_dogMay 11, 2010

I am going to be picking up 4 pigs in a couple weeks. they will be about 50 pounds. I am wondering what a good way of moving them is. i have a pickup. and access to lots of hay. what are my other options? i dont really have a crate, though i suppose i could make one if i needed too. thanks.

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lazy_gardens

Pigs of that size are agile, and usually quite willing to fight and bite.

You can "hog tie" them ... tie a front and rear foot together with a secure knot and leave them lying on their sides. That depends on your having knot-tying ability.

But large crates like dog carriers would be best.

    Bookmark   May 12, 2010 at 12:05AM
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oregonwoodsmoke(5 OR Sunset 1A)

Rent a horse trailer with fully enclosed sides.

    Bookmark   May 12, 2010 at 8:05PM
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curdog007

If you can tie the legs, great. Get a burlap(feedsack) for each and drop 'em in. Tie the top well. Pigs get hot quick so keep them in the shade and move the quickly.
lunn

    Bookmark   May 28, 2010 at 7:08PM
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