• Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
permaculture forums growies critters building homesteading energy monies kitchen purity ungarbage community wilderness fiber arts art permaculture artisans regional education experiences global resources the cider press projects digital market permies.com private forums all forums
this forum made possible by our volunteer staff, including ...
master stewards:
  • r ranson
  • Nicole Alderman
  • Anne Miller
stewards:
  • Mike Jay
  • paul wheaton
  • Joseph Lofthouse
garden masters:
  • Joylynn Hardesty
  • Steve Thorn
  • James Freyr
  • Greg Martin
  • Dave Burton
gardeners:
  • Carla Burke
  • Pearl Sutton
  • Dan Boone

Hog ring question

 
Posts: 3
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
we just got pigs for the first time, and I noticed that a few of the pigs of hog rings on either side of there nose. I have no interest in controlling my animals natural instincts, so I would like to remove the rings.
The pigs are about 60 pounds right now, not to pig to handle. Can I just take a pair of cutters and snip the ring in the middle?
 
Posts: 1113
Location: Mountains of Vermont, USDA Zone 3
57
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
I don't ring my pigs and they do fine on pasture. There are a lot of factors controlling rooting. Rooting means rotate. A good pair of leveraged or double leveraged clippers should cut it.

Restraining may be the biggest issue. Sneak attack? Belly rub partner to distract?

Here's what I am thinking of:

http://www.amazon.com/Tradespro-831714-14-Inch-Bolt-Cutter/dp/B000IJSUCI/ref=lp_553176_1_7?s=power-hand-tools&ie=UTF8&qid=1457045572&sr=1-7

I have a pair that look like those which cuts through things quite nicely and quickly.

-Walter
 
Posts: 618
Location: Volant, PA
27
goat forest garden fungi trees wofati woodworking
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Ear plugs!
 
Reid Dodson
Posts: 3
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Ok. this is along the lines of what I was thinking. I just wasn't sure if I was missing something.
thanks for the advise.
 
Hey, check out my mega multi devastator cannon. It's wicked. It makes this tiny ad look weak:
September-October Homestead Skills Jamboree 2019
https://permies.com/wiki/118704/permaculture-projects/September-October-Homestead-Skills-Jamboree
  • Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
Boost this thread!