Published Jun 15, 2021

Build Your Own “Practical Farrowing Box”

By Brynnen Gardner

Throughout his years of raising pigs, Tom Frantzen has used many styles of farrowing huts. Last winter, he combined the best elements of previous huts into a new style of farrowing hut: the “practical farrowing box.”

In this Live from the Farm, Tom explains how to build the box, the required materials and cost. Watch Tom’s presentation to view a completed box and hear about the process. Use the links below to access the materials list, blueprints and reference photos needed to build your own!

Materials List

Click here to see Tom’s materials list


Hut design front end

Hut metal parts

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Reference Photos

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Construction Directions & Notes

Click here to see Tom’s directions and notes

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