Proper Pigs House is an Essential Part of Successful Pig
pigs house for
pigs kept in a pasture or other fenced in area should be sturdily
built in order to prevent the pigs from accidentally demolishing it,
filled with clean straw for bedding, and warm and dry. The housing
provides the pigs with shade from the hot sun and keeps them warm in
the winter. While the bedding straw will remain clean, since pigs do
not defecate where they sleep, it should still be replaced regularly
when the straw has broken down. You can keep old straw outside the
housing, since pigs clean themselves by wiping with the straw before
they enter their dwelling. You should also ensure that the pigs have
plenty of clean water which should be replaced daily to keep them
Apart from the pigs house, their pen should have a fence to keep the
pigs inside their allotted area and prevent them from wandering
around. You might want to consider installing electric fencing in
order to prevent the pigs from knocking it down.
You can also buy a
commercially-built pigs house, which will be
specially built and customized to the pig farmer's specifications;
such housing is not cheap but is a worthwhile investment that will
save you time and trouble.
If you have a lot of pigs, you can also use a barn as a pigs house,
since this would restrict the amount of space the pigs take up, as
well as making it easier to control them.
Keeping pigs in a barn can
also help head off problems with disease, since the living
environment can more easily be kept clean, while making it easier to
collect pigs waste to turn into fertilizer.
You should divide the barn into a feeding area and a sleeping area,
with a door to allow the pigs to travel between rooms. The feeding
area should have a feeding trough where the pigs will eat, as well
as a watering trough. To ensure easy cleaning, there should also be
a water system and hose, so you can easily hose down the room after
the pigs have finished eating. The bottom of the walls should also
be made of heavy material such as concrete, rather than wood, in
order to prevent the pigs from destroying it by chewing on it. The
bed area can be smaller than the feeding area, but should also be
filled with clean bedding that is replaced on a regular basis.