Different Types of Housing for Pigs

Simple Pig Housing Designs for Raising Hogs on Pasture

Different Types of Housing for Pigs
Add to Favorites Reading Time: 4 minutes Just like any other type of livestock, pigs have three basic requirements: food, water, and shelter. Compared to other animals, housing for pigs can be fairly minimal as long as it protects them from wind, rain, and the elements. Whether it is made out of wood or metal, an A-frame or hoop house, a three-sided shelter will suffice. During the heat of the summer months, the open side should be positioned so it is facing the prevailing the wind as an added measure to stay cool. In the cold months, it should be positioned away from it, or have a windbreak added to prevent drafts and keep in the warm air. Before deciding what style you’re going to build or buy, there are other things you need to take into consideration first. How many pigs will you raise at once? Will you keep

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