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Pigs prepare for the colder weather

Updated: Dec 21, 2022

The pigs at Pleasant Pasture are savoring the cooler days of autumn. They still use their wallow pool, but much less frequently (except Irma - she is still in there every day!).

They are spending more time napping in the sun vs. in their huts since the air is cooler and more comfortable for them. It seems like they are soaking up and storing the sunshine for days ahead.

We have noticed their hair thickening as well, in preparation for winter. Pig hair is called a 'bristle', and is a stiff hair or feather. The bristles on our pigs are 6-8" in length and cover most of their body with the exclusion of their tummies.

The Sanctuary pigs enjoy more treats and bigger meals as the days get cooler so they have a nice layer of fat to keep them cozy in the days ahead. Oink oink!


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