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Hog Stench Revisited
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Red Dave    Posted 02-23-2005 at 10:17:03       [Reply]  [No Email]
I missed the thread below.

I live within half a mile of 2 hog operations. The only time I notice the smell is when they clean out the manure pit. That's only about two or three times a year. Even then it's not all that bad.

Keep in mind though that I grew up around here and we raised chickens which I think smell worse and draw more flys than hogs.


Arnold    Posted 02-23-2005 at 14:43:23       [Reply]  [No Email]
Pigs don't smell, any worse than the people here on this board would if their manuer wasn't removed from their pens every day and new straw provided. There will be a new "minimum straw bill" introduced after the 08 election.
Arnold in 08

ARNOLDS UNCLE HOGUSTUS    Posted 02-23-2005 at 15:49:41       [Reply]  [No Email]
You tell'em Nephew...need to have a quality clause in that Bill "No weathered,moldy,only brite,clean this Years with absolutely no ""BUD LITE""residues!"Mabe publish a "Know Your Straws" Manual for those not aquainted with the very pleasing aroma of good straw worthy of Porcine restfull slumbers.

toolman    Posted 02-23-2005 at 21:13:36       [Reply]  [No Email]
sounds to me that your getting ready to set arnold up in the lazy house a might bit early boss, prehaps some mid term experience would be in order, looky mighty good on his resume ya knoe.

MikeT    Posted 02-23-2005 at 13:40:34       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I grew up on a dairy/farm/ranch and my mom sold eggs. I never knew the place stunk till I came back from the army. My job in the mornings was to clean out the dairy barn. Always wondered why kids on the school bus wouldn't sit next to me. One kid in our school sold skunk hides and they wouldn't sit next to him either.

Bob    Posted 02-23-2005 at 12:08:43       [Reply]  [No Email]
I was on-site of a 10-barn 23,000 hog confinment setup yesterday.

I have been there before, and could tolerate it, yesterday, the wind was just right, and perhaps more fans were running.

The stench was so bad it HURT my GUTS... no nose-stinging, watering eyes, nausea etc., the stench was so bad it made me HURT!

I don't know how people work there!

KatG    Posted 02-23-2005 at 10:24:33       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Well I am not sure how it would smell but ask my neighbors next spring when we build one right next to their

Heh Heh Jim(MO)    Posted 02-23-2005 at 11:41:19       [Reply]  [No Email]
Kinda thinking about the same thing. If my neighbor goes ahead with his plan to put in an off rode track for dirt bikes and trucks. We Have a one acre area where there used to be a school house directly across the road from where he plans to put the entrance and camping area. Already fenced on 3 sides with hog wire. Don't know how many hogs we could keep on 1 acre but it probably would be enough. Another neighbor to the north of him used to raise hogs. Still has the farrowing sheds. He says he didn't make any money but kinda misses them. Got him on two sides. Gonna talk to the neighbor to the south of him this weekend. Maybe he could get some chickens.

Dieselrider    Posted 02-23-2005 at 10:40:28       [Reply]  [No Email]
I thought you were going to be leading the revolution against the gubermint come spring. That was a short war.Lol.

Ennis    Posted 02-23-2005 at 10:24:00       [Reply]  [No Email]
They have cleaned out the local chicken houses (1/2 mile) and for two days it was sorta eye watering.
Musta been the way the wind was blowing cause this is the first time it has happened.

This just reminded me we live within 3/4 mile of a hog operation and I never have smelled them.

Still, better than the smog smell of the Big city.

Les    Posted 02-23-2005 at 10:20:41       [Reply]  [No Email]
One time I went to this big henhouse in the summer time to see them about upgrading their electrical service. I left the winder to my truck rolled down whilest I was there. Big mistake. I was shooing flies outta that cab alla way back to the orifice, about 60 miles away.

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