He accuses me of spoiling the GPs - when I bring in huge bags of hay and straw. Strawberries (the DC eat them too) I bring 'hoggy-bags' from work lunches if there's been a fruit platter.
But the camera His idea- "you'll be able to keep a check on them.You can link it up to the computer"
Errrrrrmm- much as I love the boars, they're not gold lined valuable breeding stock. And like a baby alarm, I'd see 'bits' of what went on. I might see them fight and ,though I know they do it from time to time, I don't really want to see it.
He's fitted a light in their house. They've got a radiator A little tube heater for taking the chill off (but not enough for this time of year) He's working on an outdoor run idea that they can access (rather than the rabbit run that they need to be put into)
I mean we considered a camera when we had ratties because of the commotion they made at night (they'd be sat all still and quiet if you tried to spot what they were up to) But we wouldn't actually do it
ahh but 70 you know your boys are the centre of the universe. and you know more about piggies than any book. fact. you just know you want live streaming from PigCam. just as long as you can pee-proof it
if I had girl guineas breeding I'd maybe consider it (just maybe). But my hogs just eat, pooh, fart and bicker. Not exactly riviting viweing.
The light is essential as their Pighouse is half way down the garden and a torch just doesn't cut it (a torch creates way too many shadows.And it's me going into the Pighouse at night) The radiator was bought because I gave them hot water bottles that were cold within 5 hours. So no good. The little tubular heater can go on a timer in the springtime to just take the chill off.
70 - sounds like your DH loves a project. Can't you re-focus him on things in the house that need doing like ironing, hoovering etc! Although, if he's off building things at least he's out of your way.
If I set a camera up for my pigs, I'd just have hours of footage of them sleeping.
He's bought one. I thought he was kidding. I hoped I'd talked him out of it. But no. It's arrived. Poor boars won't be able to scratch their bums in peace. Though I did ask DH "What will you see d'you think?" When they're in the haybox, it's full of hay/straw. Other than when they mosey to the salad plate...