A pig farm is not complete without pig housing, and pig housing is the place where the pigs are kept together. The pigs may be locked up in different pens, either individually or in small groups, depending on the availability of space. The pig housing is where the pigs live, eat, breed, and sleep. And there are several tips that should be considered to supply a good-performance pig housing.
Firstly, the pig housing should be clean.
Usually, the pig housing is situated in a high place where the flooring is made of loose bamboo strips allowing for the pig wastes to drop on the sewer down below. This is to make it easier to clean the pig housing because most of the cleaning will have to be done below.
Secondly, the pig housing should be solid enough.
The pig housing should be strong, so it can be able to hold the pigs in because the pigs are also strong for their bulky build and strong muscles, they will try to escape sometimes. Some housing that is situated at ground level is made of cement and solid bearings so that the pigs can not escape from it or be able to bring it down. However, the cement housing is not ideal for elevated pig pens because these are heavy.
Thirdly, the pig housing type needs to fit into the surroundings where it is situated.
For instance, it has to maintain a certain number of feet from the water server so that the water is not polluted by the waste from the pens. It also has to be far from other households because of the smell it emits due to accumulated waste.
Fourthly, if the environment permits, make enough room for more pigs because of pig breeding when you build or prepare the pig housing. It is not good for pigs to be crammed together in their places if their numbers increase. Also, make sure that the water irrigation system has an outlet that will not cause any issues.
The pig housing can be made in any way you want it provided that it can shelter the pigs, protect them from any harm, allow them to breathe and sleep, and keep pigs safe.