how many sows can i have together

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i got 4 sows together, is there a limit to how many sows can be together, providing the hutch/cage is big enough, as my hutch is having a extention so would like to get more sows, preferbly some babies all advice needed on putting babies in with my sows too
 
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In my experience you can have quiet a few young ones in together, the older ones don't like to be bothered much and don't like 'newbies'..

But that's my experience.

Kelly and piggies xx
 
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I have six together and have had no problems. I started with 2 then added another 2 and I just re-entered Willow(She was with the other for most of the pregnancy) with her baby girl.
 
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kellyandpiggies said:
In my experience you can have quite a few young ones in together, the older ones don't like to be bothered much and don't like 'newbies'..

But that's my experience.

Kelly and piggies xx
 
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sorry about the above, I thought I pressed modify!

Meant quite not quiet! Sorry!

Kelly and piggies xx
 
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www.cavycages.com will have good information about cage sizes for different amount of piggies.

Usually many sows can live together if they get along :D


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Wish boars were like that, I would love to get more to go with my 2 :)
 
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would you believe I have 19 girls together BUT I do have half a hugh shed made out with a c and c run they are so friendly with each other and if one is ill she always gets a buddy to snuggle up to her, one of my girls was dying there was nothing i could do, and Cuddles a rescued sow I got given snuggled up with her in the cuddle cup right up unitl she died It made me cry to see how much comfort she must have given her,
I always find one is the stronger of the pack now it is cuddles but up until she died last year of old age it was squeak, I ahve never ever had any problems other then barbaring and certainly wish boars were as easy to look after in the same way as girls but i suppose they are men after all lol
 
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DEFINTELY AGREE on the men bit lol, i have such a big garden i want to corner one bit of for them so they have a huge outside run and a big indoor hutch too. I'm buying my son a new bed so i might use the frame of his old bed and come up with something dont know what yet my partner can get loads of wood from work to so i can build something its just the mesh its so expensive
 
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kellyspiggies said:
its just the mesh its so expensive

I got my mesh from a local hardware shop, it cost £1.50 a metre for the 12 inch size so for my cage it cost £6, because like you my husband brought the wood from work :)
 
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You can have as many sows living together as you wish providing cage size obviously. I have a cage of 7 sows, a cage of 5 sows etc etc...they seem to mix fine!
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bevs said:
kellyspiggies said:
its just the mesh its so expensive

I got my mesh from a local hardware shop, it cost £1.50 a metre for the 12 inch size so for my cage it cost £6, because like you my husband brought the wood from work :)
thankyou i will find a local hardware shop when i go shopping on saturday
 
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You can have as many sows together as THEY wish and space allows! I have a castrated boar in with all my groups, he helps to keep the peace I've found, though not all boars are up to this 'job' and don't like to interfere. I think its about choosing your personalitys carefully. Youngsters will change probably with maturity, I would go for adults, but thats just me :)
 
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