Why Pigs don’t go with Cows

Photo 'The Big Pig' by LastquestPhoto 'Cow' by Twicepix

When setting up a successful animal community,  there are a few things to take into account.

Pigs don’t go with Cows, or sheep, or goats for that matter.

Aside from the fact that these animals have some very different behaviors and needs there is another reason, a practical one.

Cows, sheep and goats will very likely freak out if you try to pen them up with pigs, and with good reason.  You have just let the proverbial wolf into the chicken coop so to speak at least as far as they are concerned.  You see, pigs are omnivores not vegetarians, and the vegans on the farm know it.  They know they are in danger if Wilbur feels like getting a little extra protein in the trough tonight.  In the wild, bores hunt as well as forage and just because we domesticated them doesn’t mean their natural tendencies are gone.

For that reason, it’s a good idea to give Wilbur his own pad away from Bessy.

Image credits Lastquest, Twicepix

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