slat flooring

Discussion in 'Pigs' started by jkillen, Jul 21, 2005.

  1. jkillen

    jkillen Well-Known Member

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    Does anyone use a slat flooring for their hogs?
     
  2. agmantoo

    agmantoo agmantoo Supporter

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    I have had a partial slat flooring for penned brood sows. Whatcha need to know or how can I help?
     

  3. agmantoo

    agmantoo agmantoo Supporter

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    The slats I had were formed concrete. Each slat was about 4 inches wide on top and tapered down to around 3 inches on the bottom. The spacing on the top side is about 1 inch wide and 1 1/2 inch wide at the bottom. These tapered holes in the openings allows the trampled manure to drop thru without clogging the slats. The slats worked fine and were over a pit that collected manure which was periodically allowed to "flush" into a lagoon. This setup was in an area with moderate climate and only had a roof and partitions fenced underneath. It was used as a holding area for sows awaiting to be bred and contained the boars. Once the sows were bred they went back on pasture. The boars were not run with the sows as occasionally a boar will kill newborn pigs.