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Hi bshome

So lovely that you have hogs back again.

There are so many different hog houses available. So I can’t really recommend a specific product. I would, though, recommend wood, and one that opens at the top (for ease of cleaning). It needs to have either some sort of tunnel entrance or an internal ‘corridor’. I wouldn’t get a plastic one, because it may get condensation and also when you clean hog houses out you shouldn’t use chemicals, so boiling water is really needed to get rid of parasite eggs. If you want hogs to hibernate in it I would get one slightly taller if possible so that they have plenty of room to build a good nest inside.

Sometimes it takes a while for hogs to take to a hog house, so I wouldn’t move it too often. Although, you might be lucky and they move straight in.

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