The day we drove home from picking up our mini pig Bently I was filled with emotions. I’ve never had a baby pig in my house before. At the back of my mind was the ease of knowing if this doesn’t work out, he goes out to the barn.
Except our barn is super old. Crooked. And just may fall down today, or 10 years from now. You can see a picture of it here, or Follow me on FB where I share pictures of the old beauty.
We have land, but we don’t really have a place for Bently to go.
Life with a mini pig is much like having a toddler. They want to explore everything and they want to eat all the time. A little bit here and a little bit there.
If they do not want to eat, they want to be cuddled up with blankets and a belly rub.
Many times of chasing my own kids and our pig in the house I find myself shouting frequently,
“THAT’S IT, YOU ARE GOING OUTSIDE!!”
So we decided to use some pallets my husband has collected along his way home from work for free and make a sturdy frugal quick pig pen. My husband had this up and ready in 30 minutes.
Here is How we Built A Mini Pig Pen Using Free Pallets.
Figure out the size you would like for you pig pen and how many pallets you need. Ours is 7′ x 10 ‘ Frugal Tip: Check Craigslist for Free pallets or other online selling sites.
Stand the Pallets up on end starting in one corner and screw them together one pallet at a time until your perimeter is complete.
Leave the last pallet loose as a door.
Add two hinges to one end to create a door for your pig pen.
Add a latch to keep your door closed.
Your pig pen is now complete. It is amazing at how strong the pallets are when secured together.
Check out this Youtube video where this woman keeps full grown pigs and more in a very large pallet fence and hasn’t had any issues with the animals escaping.
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