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elle sagenev
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One of my pigs poops itself. Constantly poopy rear. The other pig is clean as can be. I wormed them, thinking it might help. Hasn't. Any ideas?
 
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Sounds like the one has diarrhea, we accidently fed our hogs to many plums once and they had the problem you describe, it took a week for them to fully get over it.
 
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elle sagenev wrote:One of my pigs poops itself. Constantly poopy rear. The other pig is clean as can be. I wormed them, thinking it might help. Hasn't. Any ideas?


What are they eating? Are both eating the same amounts of the same foods or is one eating mostly (example) apples while the other prefers to root in the soil. Different food = different poo.

how old are they?

what is the housing and water situation?

Daytime and nighttime average temperatures?

are they pooing in the same place or is the poopy pig just crapping everywhere? Pigs generally have a place or two designated to using the potty. They don't crap where they eat or sleep, as long as there is enough room for them to around enough.

Are there other animals in with the pigs? Chickens are great for scratching through pig shit for worms, bugs and undigested food bits.

Are they the same breed? Related? Males? Female? One of each?

Castrated?

Twisted gut perhaps?

Is the poopy pig moving it's tail out of the way when it goes poo? Dies it strain? Squat? Poo more frequently or less than the other pig?

Aside from the consistency difference between the two pigs is there any other difference? Color? Smell?

how about weight gain/health compared to the other pig?

 
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Ok so these are the pigs I got in a trade. my 15 ducks for these 2 pigs. I don't know too terribly much about where they came from. It was a last minute thing. Since they've come to me they've been on pelleted pig food, though we have always thrown scraps to our birds, and since they are all together they get them too now.

I intended to keep them separate in our unused duck area but they were fine with the chickens and they followed me in when I went to do something with the birds so I've simply left them. So they have 3 different piles of litter they've raked up to sleep in in 3 different spots. They seem to like being under the chicken roosts best. Pic of that attached.

I feed them twice a day. I do feed them in separate dishes but they go back and forth eating. I haven't noticed one eating more than the other yet. The dirty pig is the bigger one. I thought the day I brought them home that he had a slight limp. Could have been from transport. I haven't noticed a limp since.

His tail is just as filthy as the rest of him. I haven't seen him poop yet. I work full time and when I get home they're asleep. I only see them in the mornings. So not sure how that is going. The one pig has a spot for sure. I've seen poo in the bed litter but it's hard to say this pig is doing that or it's just wiping off his butt.

I've had them 2 weeks now.
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Here is the other pig. It's smaller but far more outgoing. Will let us pet him and such. The dirty pig doesn't really want to be touched.
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A few thoughts come to mind:

It couldn't hurt to add more fiber in their diet. you could try throwing a bucket or two of fresh grass and even a little hay and see if they take to that. A little something to help get the gut bacteria back on track would be another good idea. Mixing in some fermented veggies and some live cultured dairy might straighten it out.

The dirty one looks like it's been sitting in the mess and rubbing it on itself. Is it mud or poo? Speaking of which, do they have access to mud to wallow? Being the lighter colored pig, it's more susceptible to sunburn.

Maybe it's just a little stressed out still from the move. That might explain the attitude and the upset tummy.

Hope some of that helps.




 
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Craig Dobbelyu wrote:A few thoughts come to mind:

It couldn't hurt to add more fiber in their diet. you could try throwing a bucket or two of fresh grass and even a little hay and see if they take to that. A little something to help get the gut bacteria back on track would be another good idea. Mixing in some fermented veggies and some live cultured dairy might straighten it out.

The dirty one looks like it's been sitting in the mess and rubbing it on itself. Is it mud or poo? Speaking of which, do they have access to mud to wallow? Being the lighter colored pig, it's more susceptible to sunburn.

Maybe it's just a little stressed out still from the move. That might explain the attitude and the upset tummy.

Hope some of that helps.






Yes to the mud. My ducks have a pool and I've seen the pigs just tip water out and make a wallow next to it. They seem happy there.

It's poo. I tried to spray it off once and now he won't come near me if I have the hose.

I have some yogurt I'll give them tonight to see if that helps!

They did like the grass. He's eating some in the pic where his butt is on display. They have hay as well but they mostly just pile it up and sleep in it. My run has been chickens for years and since they free range it's pretty untouched grass wise. I've seem them rummaging about for what green grass remains. Is alfalfa hay a bad idea?
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