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Hog pen remodel

Discussion in 'Everything Else Pigs' started by Simpleterrier, May 19, 2018.

  1. May 23, 2018
    Simpleterrier

    Simpleterrier Overrun with beasties

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    The shed is about 8x8 and the pen is 16x32
     
  2. May 23, 2018
    rbruno

    rbruno Exploring the pasture

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    great Thanks you. I would imagine that was plenty big for 2 if you now fit 4.
     
  3. May 23, 2018
    Baymule

    Baymule Herd Master

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    I don't know the dimensions of our pen, but a 200' roll of wire and a 12' gate enclose it. Plus the little Pig Palace. LOL @rbruno if you make a pen/barn/shed/chicken coop bigger than what you think you need, you will be glad later on that you did.
     
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  4. May 23, 2018
    rbruno

    rbruno Exploring the pasture

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    I couldn't agree more. It seems no matter what size the structure, I always fill it up. I made my chicken coop bigger then it needed to be for the 4 chickens I had. When I processed those out, the next time I bought pullets, I had to get 5. Now 5 is not a lot more then 4, but If I had to buy 6 or 8 I would have had the space. I am thinking it might be the same with the pigs. If I get two and have some success, I might get 3 next time to sell. I haven't seen a lot of info on here about how much pigs need for space. The BackYard Chicken site has tons of post about the space needed for chickens. I just need to keep researching and checking with what people currently have.
     
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  5. May 26, 2018
    Wehner Homestead

    Wehner Homestead True BYH Addict

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    Pigs are raised in a variety of manners. The ones in actual commercial hog farms have barely enough room to turn around. We raised three pigs in a 12x12 covered pen for the last several years. It has a concrete floor though they get plenty of straw then they of course make a corner for their bathroom. We do a barrel waterer outside the pen on concrete blocks with the nipple in the pen. We prefer feeding out of flat, rubber pans twice daily. The concrete has made it much easier to clean as he just scoops it out with tractor bucket when we take the panels down. (Panels are pig panels with 2x4 frames. He did build a gate with a latch in one also.)

    This area will be part of the cattle area after this cleaning (shipped our pigs to butcher on Thursday.) We are still debating on what to we want to do for the next round. They are notorious for tearing up ground but are amazingly clean and will typically keep one area for their bathroom and another area for their bed.

    Here are some pics of our pen. I’ll try to grab a few specifically of the pen tonight.

    Shows the solid, interior wall. Also the corner and the gate.
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    Side view. Gate is to immediate right of pigs in this pic.
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    Shows how the panel meets the corner/solid wall. These two pigs arrived before we got rid of a bigger set so they got a temporary corner for their safety.
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    Kids being silly! Lol. Shared to show the water barrel and nipple. It is wired to the wooden braces on the panel and positioned on concrete blocks to elevate it.
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    Another view of the same corner. He screwed them into the existing solid wall.
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