Bear and the Flower Farms outdoor raised piggies are happy year round! We get a lot of questions about how the pigs do in the winter time, and to be honest they do much better in the cold then in the heat!! Did you know that pigs don't sweat? Because of this they can get really over heated so in order to help our pigs relax and live happier, this past summer we trenched in a sprinkler system from our river to our pigs. Yes...our pigs have a 'splash park'.
So how do the pigs get through the winter with no issues? We have heated waterers and they get plenty of straw to burrow under. We had special metal tin huts made for our pigs so they can also have a roof over their heads during snow and rain.
Our farm is growing. We recently expanded our pigs living space to support pasture re-generation! We also increased the square footage of each pig per acre allowing space for more waterers', shelters, feeders and ease of handling. Now each pig enjoys more than 1000 square feet to roam and play!
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