Piglet & Chicken Sunning

Piglet & Araucana Chicken Hen

Today is just a pretty picture of an Araucana hen chicken and a piglet warming themselves in the sun.

New posts you might have missed in the mess:
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Piglets Sunning
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Piglet & Chicken Sunning

Outdoors: 34°F/14°F Sunny
Tiny Cottage: 65°F/61°F

Daily Spark:
Catching up:
My dog caught that nasty ground hog and ate it.
I caught the tooth fairy and I keep her in a jar.
I caught the Easter bunny, he was delicious.
I caught Santa but Mommy made me promise not to tell Daddy.

-Strange Confessions from the Edge

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5 Responses to Piglet & Chicken Sunning

  1. Jennifer says:

    Hi Walter!

    I have a question for you. I have been following your blog for some time now and I see pictures all the time of chickens nonchalantly strolling among (and on) the pigs. Every other farm site I read (and there are quite a few) has mentioned at some time or other that their pigs will eat chickens if they get the chance. Can you clarify this for me?

    I feel like you’ve maybe mentioned it before, but I’m not finding it easily.


    • Basically our pigs and chickens are raised together from birth on an extensive (pastured) system rather than a confinement system (pens) so they are both used to each other and the chickens have an easy escape (run, fly) if they ever were to get chased. Additionally the pigs have plenty of food (pasture, hay, whey) so they don’t hunt chickens.

      If one were having a problem with chickens getting attacked by pigs then they might want to try my “electric chicken” technique. It is a highly effective training tool for pigs, puppies and predators. The bait can be what ever the target is.

  2. Farmerbob1 says:

    Never seen a chicken with that coloration – but despite my name, I’ve got very little experience on real farms :)

    ‘and a picture warming themselves in the sun.’

    I’m fairly confident the second ‘picture’ was meant to be piglet?

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