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Duroc Pigs
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Kyle    Posted 03-16-2004 at 15:47:56       [Reply]  [No Email]
I think ive decided to go with durocs now instead of the yorks...But i read a few things that say durocs are some of the meanest pigs you can get i was looking for some input on that...Im not afriad of them myself but my girlfriend loves working with the hogs and doing chores and i dont want to have her with anything real mean when im not at home my yorks were so gentle they were like oversized puppy dogs...maybe it depends on how you treat them??? any input would be great!!

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Donna from Mo    Posted 03-16-2004 at 16:21:17       [Reply]  [No Email]
I received a Duroc boar for my 48th birthday (some time ago). He was a wonderful, gentle creature. We did keep a ring in his nose, but that was standard equipment for all our hogs.


SHeiserman    Posted 03-16-2004 at 16:13:27       [Reply]  [No Email]
They can be disagreeable, but any animal can be. If they have ample room and you and your girlfriend spend alot of time around them, they aren't bad at all. They are the hardest hogs to load in my opinion. I don't think mean is the right word, but they are ornery. They know the difference between walking by them and walking up to them. Rings in the nose take alot of the fight out of them, and add life to your fences as well. Give them a little room, and all will be well. After an 8-10 hour day of working around humans, I'll take the meanest Duroc you can throw at me.


john    Posted 03-16-2004 at 16:13:11       [Reply]  [Send Email]
HI,,Durocs are gentle (semi) Giants,,they respond to good treatment and living conditions as well as any pig, I have had many pigs in the past and have seen if they are treated with kindess they won't run ya over adn shove ya in the pond,at least not today....


Jessie    Posted 03-17-2004 at 04:54:52       [Reply]  [Send Email]
We had a Duroc boar for years that we used for service. Big Bo lived in a small pen about 4' wide and 12' long that a 5 mph wind could have easily blown over. We had built bigger and better pens for Big Bo but he wouldn't stay in them and was dangerous away from his home. While in his pen he was gentle, easy to deal with and never a threat. When we took him out for service we would have to put a 5 gallon bucket over his head to cover his eyes and use the handle to back him up the loading ramp. If he ever got a visual on his surroundings and realized he was not at home it was best to get out of the way as he was going home directly. Once in the truck he had to be securly tied and then it was a thrashing event until he met the girls.


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