- Supporter in 2020
I was also wondering if you have any advice or know of any info on how to ease the experience on the pigs, if we did actually have to evacuate. I have my crates made. One for 3 pigs that takes up my whole back seat and two on the front seat. If the opened a school gym as a shelter, I don't image they would allow animals too, and a tent seems scary, as we have coyotes and other predators here. So, keeping them in the car might be the only option. It would be rough on them no matter how it plays out. Hopefully we never get to that point. Do you know of stories of those who may actually gone through this?
To calm them down, I'd grab a bag of greens and maybe a couple green or red peppers - whatever they normally eat - and give them some while in their cages. If it is hot and you have to leave the windows of the car cracked or open, make sure your crates are extremely secure against predators.
By the way, there are even battery operated fans that, on low, will stay on for a very long time. I have one by Ryobi that I use with my chickens. Can also be plugged in.