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Water.

Post by Acer » Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:42 am

Pigs are on waterers with fresh water daily but only drinking maybe one gallon per day and it’s been 90+ degrees for two weeks. I don’t think this is helping with their appetites either. Any suggestions on something to put in water would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: Water.

Post by kgb » Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:15 am

How much do the pigs weigh?
Do they have another source of water?
Is there anything impacting the temperature, cleanliness, or flow of the water?
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Re: Water.

Post by Acer » Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:11 am

They weigh 217,207 and 189. 20
Days until weighin. PVC waterers with nipples cleaned out every other week and watersource is good. Always been in the same barn clean and on concrete

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Re: Water.

Post by kgb » Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:47 am

This time of year water can grow algae etc... which off flavor the water. Are the pvc waterers in the sun? If so, move them under shade.
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Re: Water.

Post by Acer » Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:18 pm

Flavor the water? With what?

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Re: Water.

Post by kgb » Mon Jul 15, 2019 1:02 pm

Algae, micro-organisms can produces chemicals that cause water to taste bad to pigs. That was in reference to cleaning the pvc waterers every couple of weeks. If the pigs are not drinking at least 1 gallon of water per every 100 lb of bodyweight, something is wrong with the water.
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Re: Water.

Post by Acer » Mon Jul 15, 2019 1:07 pm

Ok thanks for your expert opinion!! We will clean waterers again and maybe try our city water opposed to the well
Water at our farm

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