Port-Hut Hog Shelter

Discussion in 'Pigs' started by catfishcookin, Jan 18, 2004.

  1. catfishcookin

    catfishcookin Active Member

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    I want a Port-a-Hut shelter for my two gilts to farrow in and I can't find anything similar to these all metal, portable huts anywhere around here. What have some of you done for a small shelter/farrowing place for your gilts? The area that I live in doesn't have a dealer for these huts. Perhaps, one of you have a hut to sell around East TN or Ky.
     
  2. CJ

    CJ Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Catfish, we have 8 or 9 port-a-huts, in various sizes. Have used them for everything from sheep, cows and pigs. They're fantastic. Port-a-hut.com will freight them to you if you don't have a local supplier. I think freight costs are built into the listed prices.
     

  3. catfishcookin

    catfishcookin Active Member

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    I assumed shipping would be too costly because of the bulk of these things but I'll call them and see. I've already emailed the company requesting info. I used them when I lived in Illinois--the hog capital of the midwest--but in TN the farm stores look at me like I'm asking for the moon and say "nobody raises pigs anymore around here..."
     
  4. Siryet

    Siryet In Remembrance

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    I am posting this web site and maybe you could "adjust" this to fit your needs.

    I am going to use pallets for the base and sides (no Floor)so the hogs don't break it down.

    Good luck.

    http://www2.moment.net/~wingnut/hoophouse.htm
     
  5. catfishcookin

    catfishcookin Active Member

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    Thank you very much!
     
  6. eb

    eb Well-Known Member

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    ANyone have sample sizes and prices for these shelters? I had sent a few emails to them after seeing the ads, but never got any response from anyone...I assumed they were a defunct company? Is there a place on-line with sizes and proces?
     
  7. catfishcookin

    catfishcookin Active Member

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    They are still in business, but they don't get back to you. Sucky customer service, I say.
     
  8. DMC_OH

    DMC_OH Well-Known Member

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    use 3 pallets and a tin roof use scrap wood to cover open slots leave bottom open so the hogs can dig a hole to sleep in put straw in shed for bedding
     
  9. catfishcookin

    catfishcookin Active Member

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    I like this idea...I believe you have the answer. Appreciate it!