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Myria Rodeman

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Evert, Thank you SO much. I've been so worried that we need to find a vet. The first patch of skin that fell off now seems to be healing over quite well and is looking much better, but now there is another that is about to fall off and a couple of other dry patches that look like they may do the same. I appreciate the feedback and if I find any sort of treatment to help I will let you know as well!
7 years ago
Hey all, it's been a while since we were on here. Our Guinea hogs are awesome. Just butchered our first one (on our own) and it's simply amazing meat. A couple of things. Our pasture space is limited and though we rotate, they are small and it doesn't take long for the hogs to clear them. Most of the time they are not grazing but are instead grain fed because of the small pasture space. We aren't sure if that's what we were hoping for with these hogs and hope that they can still thrive happily in the "pastures" even though they have not much to forage on.

Secondly I am terribly concerned about our sow and want any advice. She has round patches of dry skin that are crusting and falling off. So far only one has fallen off but it appears as though the other round patches of dry skin are going to do the same and I'd say there's about 4 in all. We are searching for a local vet to come take a look at her, but in the meantime do any of you know what this is? I've looked online and none of the skin diseases, mites, or ringworm seem to look just like this. Would LOVE any input and help!!! She just had her second litter of piglets and is a good mama. We have her and her piglets seperated from the rest of the hogs. Thanks in advance for any input.
7 years ago
Another question for all of you guinea hog folks....We are currently in wait for our pastures to grow with an organic herbal ley mix that we have purchased and have NO idea how much grain/alfalfa/scraps we should be feeding in the meantime. We have read that you do not want to overfeed these guys but would hate to been underfeeding as well. We've been doing about 2 lbs grain + alfalfa + scraps per hog...does this sound about right???...really wish that we could've timed it better and had our pastures all ready for foraging, but it didn't work out that way. Anyway we would love some feedback and suggestions. Thanks so much!!!
8 years ago
Hi American Guinea Hog folks...my husband and I are brand new to this venture, we are getting our first hogs ever next week, breeders and a 1 babe, and we are very excited. It's nice to see that there are ongoing discussions about these AWESOME hogs! We are going to be pasture rotation raising and are wondering if any of you know how quickly a sow, boar, and baby will eat up a 20x20 patch of pasture...we are hoping to move them every few days. Basically we are having trouble finding any numbers of acres of forage/time it takes the hogs to eat it all up! We have read that Guinea hogs don't need much grain supplementation, and that hay/alfalffa, with a small amount of grain and adequate pasture will do. I'd love some feedback. Thanks so much!
8 years ago