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Pig shelters are traditionally made out of whatever is on hand, the most common being the old tank cut in half.  Unfortunately we didn’t have any of these available but we did have a small collection of pallets.

So 4 pallets later, some recycled nails, screws and bolts, garden stakes, corrugated iron sheets, scrap timber and some feed bags and we have a lovely little shelter for our 3 adventurous piglets.

It is quite roomy for them at present but come December it will be quite a squeeze for the 3 of them.  It will be interesting to see how this simple structure holds up to the boisterous behaviour of 3, 50kg + pigs.

We have managed to keep the adventurous little blighters in their paddock now for at least 2 full days, but that is relying on the electric fence netting to contain them, seen here.  However I need that netting elsewhere, I have peas coming up that need the protection.  I am hoping that our mains charger arrives soon and I can beef up the original 3 strand electric fence with maybe 4 strands with a much higher charge to keep them on their best behaviour.

The Great Escape

Hey Steve...the grass is green over here mate...

damn green...

c'mon Steve it's not that high, you can jump it

aw heck, here I go...

damnit! Don't jump Steve, they've fenced us in...

You guessed it folks, we’ve had escaping piglets.  Our pigsperience to date has been with slightly older and bigger pigs and they never went through the 3 strand electric fence we set up.  However these little blighters have.

That last shot shows our new electric poultry netting (not fully tensioned)  that was (and is still) intended for our early market garden plantings, it is meant to be in place by next Saturday, to keep feral animals away from our delicate vegetables, not to keep pigs in.  I will have to upgrade the 3 strand electric fence before then or buy another $300 worth of electric poultry netting….Bugger…