Published Jun 16, 2021

Live from the Farm: The “Practical Farrowing Box”: DIY Sow Nesting Boxes

By Practical Farmers of Iowa

Tom Frantzen has used many styles of pasture farrowing huts over the years, and he keeps experimenting. Last winter, Tom built a new style of farrowing hut that combines all the best elements from huts of his past, dubbing it the “practical farrowing box.”

In this virtual tour, Tom describes the process of building the box, the materials required and the cost, and we see a completed box from all angles. As a bonus, viewers get to see sows on pasture. Building blueprints and a materials list will accompany this virtual experience.