Chickens on Sow
Apparently pigs make good roosts. This is reminiscent of the egg laying pigs I posted about a while back.
There are eight piglets in that litter. There were nine but one died at birth. Seven are white, one is brown with black spots and one was black.
Pigs follow the rabbit theory of reproduction: produce a lot of offspring in the hopes a few will survive. Given the numbers that they produce per year it means they only need to have about one in 125 survive to perpetuate their species. In other words, pigs breed like rabbits.
In the wild most pigs get eaten before they mature enough to breed. In the north country winter is very hard on them in the wild.
Winter’s hard on the farm too but we get a far higher survival rate which makes pigs, with their ability to eat almost anything, an excellent livestock to raise for meat. Pigs plus chickens forage well together out in our pastures making the bacon and eggs we all love so dearly.
Outdoors: 28°F/10°F Partially Sunny, Light Snow, Very Windy
Tiny Cottage: 63°F/59°F
Daily Spark: Either you love bacon, or you’re wrong. -Anon