Hi there Everyone! I am a beginner pig farmer. Funny how you buy those black knee high boots,(galoshes?) some overalls and you think you are ready to roll. You are going to be a great pig farmer! Then you realize, even after reading up on pigs and buying the cool new duds, you have no idea what you have gotten yourself into.
I have two pigs. Yes I named them. (Curly and Herbie) I live in South Dakota so as you may know or imagine, it gets dam cold up here. Oops can I swear on here?
Anyway, I am trying desperately to figure out how to do water for my pigs come winter and it is fast approaching. Unfortunately there is no hydrant in the barn, so I can't leave a hose hooked up with a pig nipple because it will freeze. We can't put a hydrant in the barn since we are only renting our lovely little homestead.
I thought about putting a heated water bucket inside, but away from their hay. They LOVE to tip their water over though.
Does anyone have any ideas on how to help me. I am open to any suggestions!!! Funny how you research this online and you realize there is so little out there for small farmers. It's all about huge pig confinement places and huge supplies, etc.
So any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you in advance!!!