The fender provides safe access to the outdoors for very young pigs. It can remain in place until the first pig in the litter is big and strong enough to climb over it – usually at 10-14 days after farrowing.
Supplied in kit form, our Fender measures 4′0” square and 15″ high, and is of fully galvanised construction. It attached to the Farrowing Hut using a single anti-luce fastener, which allows for uneven ground.
A simple, low-cost alternative to a fender, this galvanised lift-out step slots into place in the doorway of the Farrowing Hut to increase the threshold height by 8”. This allows the mother to come and go but is too high for very young pigs to climb over; it also helps to keep bedding inside the Hut.