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Post by waytomany?s » Sun. May. 19, 2024 7:15 am

If you want to raise the pigs and get everyone used to them, just do your first batch in captivity. I used a 10x11 horse stall. It was enough, as they were not long bodied. Raise them in cooler weather if you can. Winter stunts growth because all the food goes to keeping them warm. To hot and they lay in poop to keep cool and I swear you can taste it in the meat.

 
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Post by warminmn » Sun. May. 19, 2024 7:58 am

Some Tom turkeys can be mean and at night they sometimes gobble at noises they hear. I used to camp at a friends that had them and if I coughed, farted, closed a door, anything, they gobbled. Its funny the first few times but gets old. He had to butcher the toms when they attacked one of his nieces.

Im not saying they are all mean but be watchful.


 
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Post by waytomany?s » Sun. May. 19, 2024 11:09 am

My neighbors bought a tom at an auction just for the hell of it. He wandered the farm, I don't know as they ever fed him. He was fine to be around until his beard turned blue. That apparently was the pissed off indicator. Never made sense what set him off.

 
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Post by warminmn » Sun. May. 19, 2024 11:47 am

That could be why, something with breeding Im sure. My friend ended out with 1 hen left after a couple years and she came and went as she pleased. He called it the old whore hen, lol

I worked at a turkey hatchery for 3 years. Hatched 7 million birds a year there. The people that inseminated were a rough tough bunch I'd compare to loggers. A large hen turkey broke one of the mens legs once between his ankle and knee just with a flap of its wings. Lots of witnesses or nobody would have believed it. Maybe he was standing off balance or something but still it shows the power they have. But they sure taste good!

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