It is better to raise pigs in a specially designated room, and not together with other cattle. It is possible to build a pigsty with your own hands from any inexpensive material in your area. It is important to know the features, correctly calculate the sizes and proportions.
Pigs should be good, then they will grow quickly
Dimensions and layout
The size of the pigsty depends on the livestock that you plan to keep. Measurement on pigs at different ages requires different, as well as the number of animals that can live in the same pen. To make it easier to navigate, the data are summarized in a table.
Based on these sizes, and it is necessary to plan a pigsty. It makes no sense to make a lot of pens of different areas, because basically they make two sizes of 3 * 4 m - for sows with piglets and keeping the rest of the livestock and 4 * 4 meters - fattening machines.
If the width of the building allows, the machines (cages, pens) are located on both sides of the central passage. For convenient maintenance, the width of the passage is at least 1.5 meters. Total total width of the pigsty is obtained - about 10 meters. The length depends on the planned livestock. An example of a two-row arrangement of machines - in the photo below.
The plan of the pigsty 18.5 * 7.5 m
If the building is not wide, the pens are made on the one hand, the passage is not recommended to work inconveniently. If necessary, it is better to make the machines less deep or slightly smaller than normal in size.
In addition, it is necessary to provide for a walking range - a summer site with a canopy. In warm weather, pigs spend most of their time outside. This has a good effect on the rate of weight gain. Also at this time you can close the barn for repairs.
A good design of the pigsty is with a free-standing paddock for each of the machines (look at the photo).
If necessary, you can make a pigsty wider, with a passage from the back of the machines - for easy maintenance. A similar option - in the following photos. Entrance to the pigsty on the one hand, walking - on the other.