People often ask me if micro pigs get on with other animals. Today i have photographic proof that micro pigs get along fine with hens (especially orpingtons).
Here is a picture of one of our Choclate Orpington hens catching a ride on the back of our micro pig mum Coco.
Here is a bit of background on the picture. The hen pictured has been a bit ill. She has been suffering from something known a sour crop. This is nothing to serious it just means we have to isolate her and put her on some cider vinegar and meds whilst we massage her crop everyday.
Anyway, we stuck her next to the farrowing pen which contained Coco our micro pig mum and her piglets. We thought that it would be the best place for the hen as its nice and warm in there and its also clean and dry. Well the last couple of days our hen (called Choc) has been jumping over the fence and has been nestling with Coco and her piglets.
Coco really doesn’t seem to mind and the micro piglets just seem to be curious about her. We managed to capture this photo quickly when we went in one morning. Kind of reminds you of the Hippos you see in Africa with the birds on their backs.