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Hi plumhog

It’s perfectly normal for a bit of aggression between male hogs. A separate feeding area might help, but if a male knows another is around it will often seek it out – so might just go to the other feeding area as well. The larger hog is not always the dominant one – although once a hog has rolled another hog up, it is quite usual for it to walk away, although it may return later to make sure it’s still rolled up!

Hi Scratch

Are you certain those two hogs are females? Females are normally more tolerant of each other, although will give another the occasional nudge if it tries to eat the food it has claimed, but nothing like the aggression shown by males. Male hogs do tend to eat for shorter periods of time once there are more females around. Females tend to come out of hibernation later than males, so by now there are probably more females around keeping the males busy, either searching for them or circling them.