Pig Pen all built and ready for piglets!
We've been getting ready for the 10 piglets we will be getting in the beginning of May. As always here on the Shire, we love being able to reuse materials, especially pallets!
Therefore we have been stock piling pallets all winter and have really been putting them to work this spring. We have been making crates for market, signs, shelves for seeds, and most recently our pig shelter.
Update: This works perfectly well as a seasonal (non-winter) shelter for pigs, we've used it for two years now, and the pigs still haven't budged it. One thing to consider is making sure your tarp slopes enough to naturally drain off any rainfall, and that this won't pool too much around the shelter but will run off somewhere else. This work great for just training piglets to electric wire, or for sheltering them all season long. But we have another shelter for winter time, see our E-Hut, which we housed our gilt in over the winter (the awful polar vortex winter) with no problems. This is one of our most popular posts, I'm sure because there are so many pallet-enthusiatsts out there and people looking for affordable shelters for their animals. I hope this has been a helpful template for you to try your own pig pen made of pallets!