So, What Do Piglets Eat? 7 Things They Can

two piglets nibbling on some grapes

If you keep livestock, you already know that each animal species has its own unique nutritional requirements, and these can change depending on the stage of life that the animal is in. Baby animals, too, and pigs are no exception. So… what do piglets actually eat? Piglets begin life subsisting solely on their mother’s milk, … Read more

So, Can Pigs Eat Eggs?

pig eating a hard boiled egg

Not all clichés are true; some are harmful. But then there are some clichés that became so because it is absolutely warranted, and that is definitely the case when it comes to pigs’ appetites! It seems like pigs are always hungry, and they will eat just about anything. But, surprisingly, there are some things that … Read more

So, Will Pigs Eat Bones?

pig eating boiled chicken bones

Domestic pigs are omnivorous and energetic eaters. Everyone knows that, and the expression “eating like a pig” has been with us for so long for a good reason! Pigs eat produce, grains, meat, and all sorts of things. Some people also assert that pigs eat bones, easily and happily. Could this be true? It’s hard … Read more

How to Winterize Your Pig Pen

pig in front of its pen

Each year, as soon as I feel that first nip in the air or see the first snowflake fall onto the frozen ground, I’m amazed at the tenacity of nature. Although my garden plants have died back and we’re huddled up in the house, curling up next to a fire, the animals outside are doing … Read more

Top 12 Pig Breeds to Raise on Your Homestead

pig in front of its pen

Homesteading with pigs offers a plethora of delicious and money-saving possibilities. With proper shelter and sturdy fencing, pigs don’t require much space and can be raised even on small homesteads, and not merely on large rural farmland where I am blessed to live. Pigs (or hogs as we call them in my part of Appalachia) … Read more

How to Raise Pigs – The Ultimate Guide

pig next to old stone rocks

Does the smell of frying bacon make your mouth water? Is snacking on a deliciously cooked whole ham after Easter dinner something you look forward to every year? If so, raising pigs should be part of your homesteading plan. Pigs, or hogs as we refer to them in Appalachia – the two labels are completely … Read more