You might remember back in January we traded three chickens for two little pigs? It's been pretty amazing how quickly they have grown. When they first arrived we offered them raw eggs on their feed and they looked at it as if we just ruined their food, they would push the eggs to the side and eat the dry feed. After about a week they decided raw eggs were pretty good. As you can imagine we have a lot of egg waste with eggs that are too dirty to incubate or eggs that just don't develop during incubation. Well it didn't take long for these little pigs to know that eggs were like manna from heaven on the poultry farm and they began to grow very quickly.
Like I said before, when we began the growing out of the pigs we planned to butcher them ourselves so we really didn't think about where we set up their pen. We put the pig pen way back behind our old barn where there is no access to it by truck or trailer, not very good planning. When it was time to think about transporting them to the meat processor that's when we began to think, how are we going to get them there...
You can't really see the pig pen from this photo but it is back behind these chicken pens. So we ran some wire up to the back of these chicken pens, opened up the chicken pens and ran them through the series of gates.
Into the stock trailer and away they go. They'll be back and in the freezer in two weeks. My bit of advise to you, if you plan on growing out your own pigs, it's not difficult at all and they grow very fast, just put your pen in an area with easy accesses for a truck and trailer.
Have a blessed day.