Welcome to Legal Tender Farm

Welcome to Legal Tender Farm

Friday, August 15, 2014

Pig Slop

In caring for Piglett, I'm finding the true meaning of "I ate like a pig, or he eats like a pig".  Not only does she eat an enormous amount, she is messy.  I don't know how she does it, but her food pan and water dish always have a layer of mud in them.

This is her evening meal.  Daughter-in-law left me a whole bunch of expired canned food that I was slowly feeding to the chickens.  I thought feeding Piglett would make better use of it.  So, this is one whole can of green beans, one can of tuna, and half a package of crackers.  She will eat all of it tonight and an equally big portion in the morning.  In addition, she will eat anything else I give her throughout the day.  She especially enjoys melon rinds.

She is losing her fear of me and will hardly even wait until I set the dish down before she digs in.  I was able to be right beside her to take pictures.  I haven't tried to touch her yet because I'm still a little wary of her sharp little teeth.  I don't know if pigs bite, but I don't want to find out.


April said...

She is still so little! I thought she'd be bigger than that by now.

Mosaics said...

I don't think she gained much weight the first few days. I wasn't sure what to feed her and couldn't tell if she was eating. But I kind of figured it out and now she starts eating before I even get it all poured into the bowl. She has gotten a little bigger, but it's hard to tell in the picture. I agree, though, I thought she'd grow faster.