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AndrewMawson

  • Joined Jun 2009
  • East Sussex
Pig Palace for Winter Quarters
« on: December 25, 2011, 11:48:30 am »
Having perforce had a few winters where the pig area was a quagmire, I decided this winter to make them a rather posh pen and keep them on concrete until the spring. Loosely based on the old 'cottagers sty', but as it's in a highly visible parts of the farm it had to 'look ok' (I was told!!!)

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AWEM
East Sussex

robert waddell

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Re: Pig Palace for Winter Quarters
« Reply #1 on: December 25, 2011, 12:07:19 pm »
well that sure beats an upturned packing crate in a wood :farmer:

oaklandspigs

  • Joined Nov 2009
  • East Sussex
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Re: Pig Palace for Winter Quarters
« Reply #2 on: December 25, 2011, 02:01:26 pm »
Might be tempted to move in myself - much better than my old dairy that I use as my workshop come refuge from discussions of things female that she and MIL somehow find interesting!

Have a great christmas
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AndrewMawson

  • Joined Jun 2009
  • East Sussex
Re: Pig Palace for Winter Quarters
« Reply #3 on: December 25, 2011, 03:39:43 pm »
It's better insulated than our farm house! The sty has a 'ceiling' to cut down the volume to heat, and has 200 mm of rockwool on top !
AWEM
East Sussex

HappyHippy

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Re: Pig Palace for Winter Quarters
« Reply #4 on: December 25, 2011, 04:58:09 pm »
Stunning !  :thumbsup:
I have dreams of one day building a wee rotunda for my Kunes with either a thatched or shingle roof, but this would be great too (if you're ever in Scotland with a spare couple of weeks I might have a job for you  ;) ;D)
I hope your pigs know how spoilt & lucky they are  :D

Mel

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Re: Pig Palace for Winter Quarters
« Reply #5 on: December 25, 2011, 07:46:38 pm »
That is brilliant,I want one of those  ;D

ambriel

  • Joined Jan 2011
  • Kinlochbervie, NW Sutherland, Scotland
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    • Harbour Cottage
Re: Pig Palace for Winter Quarters
« Reply #6 on: December 26, 2011, 12:02:34 am »

Pig palace indeed! Lucky fellas.

Miss Piggy

  • Joined Mar 2011
  • Cardigan Bay, Ceredigion
Re: Pig Palace for Winter Quarters
« Reply #7 on: December 26, 2011, 06:19:52 am »
Piggy Heaaven. I'll join the queue for one  :thumbsup:

princesspiggy

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Re: Pig Palace for Winter Quarters
« Reply #8 on: December 26, 2011, 09:54:41 am »
wow, thats pretty impressive. wed would love it too. lol xx

Bionic

  • Joined Dec 2010
  • Talley, Carmarthenshire
Re: Pig Palace for Winter Quarters
« Reply #9 on: December 26, 2011, 01:06:59 pm »
Definitely impressive.  I might just move in myself  ;D
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MAK

  • Joined Nov 2011
  • Middle ish of France
    • Cadeaux de La forge
Re: Pig Palace for Winter Quarters
« Reply #10 on: December 26, 2011, 01:55:24 pm »
Wow - a very impressive construction. Shows how differently we all address the challenge of pig homes. We have little spare cash and I am fundamentally mean so no chance of my pigs living in such luxury .

If we all shared photos of our pig houses I'm sure that you yours would win.
There's an idea ! Pig House of the year 2012 :trophy: :trophy: !!!!!!
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blades

  • Joined Jun 2011
  • Banchory
Re: Pig Palace for Winter Quarters
« Reply #11 on: December 26, 2011, 04:19:07 pm »
Fantastic  :trophy:
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AndrewMawson

  • Joined Jun 2009
  • East Sussex
Re: Pig Palace for Winter Quarters
« Reply #12 on: December 26, 2011, 05:31:32 pm »
Wow - a very impressive construction. Shows how differently we all address the challenge of pig homes. We have little spare cash and I am fundamentally mean so no chance of my pigs living in such luxury .

If we all shared photos of our pig houses I'm sure that you yours would win.
There's an idea ! Pig House of the year 2012 :trophy: :trophy: !!!!!!

Well lets look at it this way - it's put the price of pork up locally  ;D ;D
AWEM
East Sussex

 

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