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Hi SuperBee

Congratulations on your first hog house! Very enterprising. It’s never too late for a hog house. Sometimes hogs even move nests during hibernation. But some may not have build their hibernation nests yet. Don’t be too disheartened if someone doesn’t move straight in. Sometimes they do, and other times they like to get used to the idea of the new scenery.

I would put a small amount of bedding in, to give them the idea – i.e. a handful of leaves (medium size preferred), long grasses, etc., but leave a good supply of suitable material nearby, so that the hog can take it in itself. Hogs are excellent nest builders and are likely to make a better job of it than us. But they do use a huge amount of material so the more of it fairly readily available, the more convenient it will be for the hog.

Good luck. Hope you get a tenant soon.