Hello all, I just joined the forum a bit ago in hopes of obtaining new information on where to look or the responses themselves to my questions... I am interested in starting a farm in the near future growing vegetables and raising free range chickens. Recently i have thought about the possibility of raising pigs to increase the potential income, but have been more than a bit turned off by the idea of hundreds of pigs in a huge warehouse doing nothing but sitting and getting fat all day. At any rate, I am currently reading the book [/I]Chicken Tractor: The permaculture guide to happy hens and healthy soil and was impressed by the ideas, AND the special mentioning of how the chicken tractor can apply to pig farming as well. It would seem that my aprehension had been dealt with, but i still have a lot of doubts as to how this can work, how many pigs can be raised per acre, if the pigs will need more fresh growth than what can possibly be replenished by nature itself, and just any useful information about pig farming in general. I have looked on the internet, but i havent been able to find any interesting sources about pig farming with permaculture or pig farming in general. Im a novice here, and your guidance would be appreciated. Thanks so much, Travis.