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Strange Nesting Behaviour

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    I have two hog houses and have had two resident hogs for the last 6 weeks or so. I believe at least one of them is a nesting female. One of hogs is clearly showing teats on a recent photo. In the last couple of nights I’ve seen one hog come out of one house, eat, then go back into the other house. During the night both hogs come and go numerous times and I’m certain that they spend the day in separate houses. I’m at a loss to explain this behaviour, can anyone help? I’ve set the camera to video tonight in the hope this might clarify things. I’ve had two hogs briefly sharing the same house in the past but I only had one house then. Why would this be happening when they have a spacious house each?

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    Hi 5sandown

    You don’t mention which hog it is that’s going in the other box. Is it the nursing one? And was the other hog in residence when one went in the other box? Couldn’t blame the mother for taking a quick nap away from the little ones now and then! Hopefully you’ll get more information from the video, but just bear in mind that there is still a gap in time in between videos, during which a hog can easily go into or out of a hog house. Nothing beats actually watching them in real time to see what’s really going on.


    Hi Nic
    Last night and again this morning we’ watched the hog coming out of one house to eat and then going in the other. Unfortunately the video didn’t help but I take the point about the time elapse. I’m starting to think that I might only have one hog after all and that it’s comings and goings recently between the two houses on camera have made me believe there’s two. There are other overnight visitors as well. You could very well be right and she’s got hoglets in one nest and is using the other fir respite. I’ll keep monitoring.

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