I went to pick up our pig yesterday, we named her Lola. She is an Old Spot Yorkshire cross that we plan to grow out for ourselves to eat. I might not have planned my trip the best since the crate I grabbed didn’t have a door on it so I had to use a bag of shavings to block the entrance. I also should have taken the truck so that the stinky pig would have been in the back instead of right behind my seat. I have to say that Lola was not to happy about being snatched from her pigpen and placed in a new pigpen. She has yet to give me any hope we might be friends as she charges the fence everytime I go out there. I am sure that she will warm up to us in time but until then I will continue to not get in her pigpen!
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Don’t worry about her being skittish right now. Pigs are incredibly smart and as soon as she figures out who’s feeding her/etc….she will warm right up. It takes our pigs about 1 – 2 months to finally allow us to pet them/etc…
Thanks Monie! Food is a powerful motivator I just feel bad she seems so frightened and views me as the scary pig snatching lady.
Have you raised pigs before? I’m sure you will get used to each other.
This is my first pig, I’m sure time will help also