Building our Farrowing Stalls

Over the past few weeks, my Mom and I have been building our farrowing stalls.Cassie looks ready to have her piglets soon. I am going to tell you some of the special things we added into the stall to keep the piglets safe. After the farrowing stalls, we will make a sleeping stall for all the other pigs.

Using the impact driver and the sawzall to build the stalls was very fun and easy. I am starting to get better at assembling stuff. I am excited to start working on a sleeping stall and chicken tractors.

We are also going to add a small area outside the stalls with hog panels so the piglets can’t go too far.

Crush Rails– Crush Rails are wooden beams that are held off the wall a little bit. They are there so piglets can lay under them and not get crushed by their Mom when she moves around or lays down.

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Safe Area– Our safe area is where the t-post is holding the cattle panel in place. Through the holes on the bottom the piglets can get inside the area to eat and stay safe. We can add a heat lamp there if it gets cold out.

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When the piglets are born Vlad won’t be allowed the piglets as he is still a puppy in training. We will introduce him under supervision.

 

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2 thoughts on “Building our Farrowing Stalls

  1. What a sterling job well done! And SO neat too!
    I would like to know what hog panels are please, as well as cattle panels? Hope that is not a really stupid question!

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