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    How do I stop my sows from barbering?

    Hi all,
    this is my first post here so I feel a bit silly asking, but recently one of my year old sows has started to barber her sister extremely badly and now there are open wounds (that are now being treated). I had hoped that this wasnít the case and that she was doing it to herself until I caught her sister in the act! Iíve separated them for now but I donít want to keep this as a permanent arrangement as I have 3 other boars currently separated. Is there anything I can do to stop this behaviour so I can safely put them back in together? Iíve all ready looked into getting a new hutch for them, as Ive realised the hutch theyíre in now is way to small and maybe some more toys, but thatís all I can come up with.
    Thank you for reading! ❤️

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    Re: How do I stop my sows from barbering?

    A larger cage would definitely help. Two adult pigs need at least eight square feet, and more is definitely better.

    It might also help to give the barbered pig a short haircut. Maybe the barber will lose interest.

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