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Hutches and Housing

Shelter for free range pigs


Pigs like a shelter that is low with plenty of room for escape.

The fibreglass hutch pictured here to the right, was a very popular design with the pigs, but structurally a disaster.  The fibreglass was too thin and incapable of standing up to the pressure of a pile of sleeping pigs.  These hutches did not have a floor, and although we did peg the units down, the pigs damaged the hutch by pushing out the side walls.  They also dug out the earth floor inside the hutch and this would allow water to pool after rain.

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