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transporting pigs

Posted by hound_dog 3 (My Page) on
Tue, May 11, 10 at 16:49

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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RE: transporting pigs

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.

RE: transporting pigs

Rent a horse trailer with fully enclosed sides.

RE: transporting pigs

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.

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