I guess I would worry about the pig making huge ruts that the horse can step in and hurt itself. Or horse would accidently hurt the pig.
My horses would not do well with a pig ( or a goat) . Maybe they can have pastures that share a fence line so they can see each other?
wife, mom to 2 teens 18, 16. & full-time working son 20
Jersey heifer born 8-18-2013--Rosie
2 appaloosas- Candy, Sierra
2 dogs--Tess, Sunny
a herd of 16 Boer goats
2--1/2 Nubian 1/2 Boer girls
a variety of chickens
1 house/outside cat-Shane
well here on our farm everyone gets along. at first the jerseys were taken back by woody the guinea hog. now the calves like to play with him. he runs around the ducks chickens dogs other pigs cows we all live together. never a problem here. just our way happy days to you sherrye
the learn as you go silk purse farm
my dh papa john
sweetie our jersey
isabelle rescue 2 teat jersey
flower 1/2 dexter 1/2 jersey girl
itty bitty our little yorkie
lots of pigs
chickens and turkey
peanut and woody, guinea hogs
Our horses hated the pig. We had just one pig one year and he was lonely and so he kept getting out. I was so scared the horses would kick him. Luckily they never let him get quite close enough to be within reach of their hooves when the did kick at him...
But that might have just been one case, they may not all be that way.
Cheesemaker married to Dairyman. Cow family: Rose & Rosalia, Rosebud & Rosepetal
Akita Maisie, Cats Flurry & Licorice, Speckled Sussex & Arauconas, and Mulefoot hogs.
Post by BlackWillowFarm on Apr 7, 2012 7:59:17 GMT -5
I read somewhere a long time ago that horses fear pigs. Going by what I've seen here, I would have to agree. My horse didn't want anything to do with the pigs even though they were separated by a fence. I'm sure she would have attacked them if given a chance.
Have heard of a few stories of Boars attacking horses/ponies, here in NZ. One of our friend's had a Boar, probably weighed in at close to 200 lb, it attacked a new pony and did alot of damage, resulting in a huge vet bill. Smaller pigs would be fine I would think but not a Boar.
Word of caution.....I had a boar attack 2 shetland ponies. One of which died and the other took about 2 months to heal from her wounds. This boar was normally very easy going. There was a sow in heat in the next pen over and in all their activity they somehow got through the fence and into the pen the ponys were in and he injured them. It was horrible. I would never have guessed he would have turned like that. He was gentle and loved to be scratched.
frauline214: oI am new to forum. I have a jersey/beef cow cross who is due to calve shortly. I plan on adding other calves to her after she calves. This is a first time freshener and she has been raised to let me milk her. Any suggestions how many calves I can add?
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frauline214: okay hope some one is here my cow had her calf last night not sure how to tell if baby is getting milk
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Soma Gosala: Does someone know where I can buy A2 Jersey semen ?
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