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  • Joined Sep 2012
drinking bowl height
« on: July 02, 2013, 07:12:55 pm »
I've got a 2.5L float valve fed drinking bowl to set up for my weaners. I've trying to find out a recommended height for fitting it. I can use deduction and common sense based on the size of the pigs, but someone else out there might have more sense (or experience) than I am blessed with. Any advice?


  • Joined Aug 2012
  • Lincolnshire
Re: drinking bowl height
« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2013, 07:55:14 pm »
I just leave a little like a finger width underneath mine just so i can scrap out anything with a screwdriver .. but i'm not expert


  • Joined Dec 2010
  • Talley, Carmarthenshire
Re: drinking bowl height
« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2013, 09:07:19 pm »
I think ours is about a foot high. If I remember I will measure it in the morning
Life is like a bowl of cherries, mostly yummy but some dodgy bits

Tala Orchard

  • Joined Nov 2012
  • North Cornwall
    • Tala Orchard
Re: drinking bowl height
« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2013, 10:26:03 am »
From our experience we have our bowls and drinkers for pigs as low as we can, we firstly placed one about 1ft high however we found that the piglets used them as rubbing posts and this made them loose so we lowered them till they were about a finger from the ground they now seem to remain firm.

The drinkers in the pig field are all on the ground as pigs have a tendency to try and turn them over to make a wallow and a 100killo + sow likes to flex their muscle against something solid just to prove they can. LOL

One of our sows once turned over a 100 gallon horse trough to make a wallow for herself so we now make sure that all our pigs have a wallow to get to should they need one.

Pigs are human tooo

Fowgill Farm

  • Joined Feb 2009
Re: drinking bowl height
« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2013, 10:28:59 am »
Our drinkers are all on the ground, for weaners we put a breeze block next to the drinker for them to use as a step up and one inside them so if they fall in they can clamber back out and won't drown, as they get bigger we remove the blocks.HTh
mandy :pig:


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